The main objectives of the PSF specific support to Georgia - to be implemented by the team of independent European R&I policy experts - will be to assist the Georgian government in identifying promising research fields, suggesting measures for narrowing the gap between research and industry/business, and developing a proposal for the performance-based funding of research organisations. These activities will provide Georgia with tailored-made expertise and concrete and operational advice supporting the implementation of some of the recommendations stemming from the recent policy-mix study.
An overview of the PSF’s specific support to Georgia
The kick-off meeting will launch the support requested by Georgia on several topics, such as: prioritising research fields where Georgia has strong capacity or great potential for economic benefits, measures for narrowing the gap between research and industry, and performance-based funding of research entities. The PSF team includes independent European R&I policy experts from Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Sweden and the UK, who will meet and discuss the Georgian research and innovation landscape with stakeholders such as the Georgian Ministry of Education and Science and the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation.