Specific Support to Georgia: Summary Article - The 4Cs behind Georgia’s innovation system overhaul
Despite solid economic development and a strong report card from the World Bank, Georgia faces a serious challenge as it looks for ways to improve its research and innovation performance. The Georgian Government turned to the EU’s Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility to draw up a list of recommendations for revamping its science, technology and innovation system.
The support of international experts was enlisted to help flesh out recommendations for identifying promising research fields by proposing a functional model for selecting national research priorities. Practical guidance was sought to help narrow the gap between research and business, and set up a performance-based funding mechanism for research entities.