The purpose of the PSF Specific Support to Cyprus is to provide tailored advice and concrete recommendations to the Cyprus authorities for the development of a policy framework and procedures that lift regulatory barriers and provide incentives to optimise the use of publicly funded laboratories by the business community. The recommendations will be used by the Cyprus authorities as a basis for the development of an action plan.
Expert panel of the Specific Support to Cyprus.
An overview of the Specific Support to Cyprus.
The Cypriot Government expressed its interest in a PSF Specific Support activity focused on the optimal use of public research infrastructures and laboratories by the business community. This report aims to provide the main background information regarding the area of interest. The report starts with an overview of the economic performance of Cyprus and the structural characteristics of the economy. The economic overview is followed by an analysis of the performance of the research and innovation system. The analysis focuses on both the supply and demand sides and their interaction. The analysis of the governance system and the policy mix for the support of the collaboration between science and business is examined. Emphasis is given on the regulatory framework and the institutional policies and rules that influence the collaboration between public research organisation and companies.
At the kick-off meeting, the PSF team met representatives of the Cyprus R&I authorities and discuss the programme for the Specific Support for Cyprus, including how to gather knowledge and improve understanding of the challenges and the opportunities to optimize the use of publicly funded research laboratories by businesses — in order to arrive at tailored advice and concrete recommendations.
On their first fact-finding visit, the PSF panel met Cyprus R&I authorities and stakeholders in order to improve their understanding of the challenges and the opportunities represented by the use of publicly funded research laboratories by businesses. This research informed the experts’ analysis and recommendations to the Cyprus authorities for their policy framework, action plan and procedures to lift regulatory barriers and provide incentives for businesses’ use of public science infrastructure.
This was the second fact-finding visit to Cyprus by the PSF Specific Support expert panel. In preparing their tailored advice and concrete recommendations for the Cyprus authorities, this mission allowed the experts to meet stakeholders and to discuss policy options for optimising the use of publicly funded laboratories by businesses and lifting the regulatory barriers in the way.