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Specific Support

Specific support to countries provide tailored advice, expertise, and good practice to help Member States and Associated Countries in the design or implementation of a specific reform concerning R&I strategies, programmes or institutions.

This tailored support provides concrete recommendations on how to tackle a specific R&I policy challenge and how to implement the accompanying reforms.



Specific Support to Slovenia
9 December 2016 to 30 September 2017

The main objectives of the PSF Specific Support to Slovenia are to identify and recommend measures to further develop (1) The internationalisation of the Slovenian science base (through both cross-border researchers' mobility and cooperation), and (2) The cooperation between the science base and businesses. The final report will include an assessment of the current situation, an identification of the policy levers to be used and concrete recommendations to tackle the key barriers in relation to both focus areas.


Specific Support to Romania
6 July 2016 to 6 March 2018

The PSF support to Romania was aimed at assessing the country's entrepreneurship ecosystem and providing a set of concrete recommendations on how to implement reforms to stimulate innovative entrepreneurship and create an environment conducive for the growth of technological start-ups.


Specific Support to Slovakia
11 April 2016 to 10 December 2017

The PSF Support to Slovakia was conducted in the context of the national "Strategy to support start-ups and further develop the start-up ecosystem" and the envisaged creation of a start-up committee. Its goal was to provide recommendations on how to promote entrepreneurship and start-ups, how to improve the incubation/acceleration system and how to establish a scheme to support business angels.



Specific Support to Malta on Monitoring the National Research and Innovation Strategy
2 November 2015 to 30 June 2016

The PSF specific support provided assistance to Malta for the development of a set of key performance indicators to be used to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the national R&I Strategy and the measures in its Action Plan.


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