The PSF support to Romania is aimed to assess the country's entrepreneurship ecosystem and provide a set of concrete recommendations on how to implement a reform for stimulating innovative entrepreneurship and for creating an environment conducive for growth of technological start-ups.
The Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) has been set up by the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation (DG RTD) of the European Commission under the EU Framework Programme for Research & Innovation ‘Horizon 2020’. It supports Member States and countries associated to Horizon 2020 in reforming their national science, technology and innovation systems. The report summarises evidence on the situation of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Romania and provides a background for the PSF Specific Support to Romania’s panel of experts.
The panel of expert met the Romanian representatives and discussed the main results they expect to receive from the exercise. During the meeting, the period for the first country visit was decided and a draft proposal for the agenda of this visit was discussed.
During the first country visitm the panel of expert had in-depth discussions with stakeholders from the business sector and representatives of the Romanian administration involved in the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
The second country visit provided the panel of expert with more focused information on the some of the bottlenecks identified in the entrepreneurship ecosystem during the previous visit.