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    Specific Support to Romania: Final Report – Start-ups, Scale-ups and Entrepreneurship in Romania

    The Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) has been set up by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) of the European Commission under the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation ‘Horizon 2020’. It supports Member States and countries associated to Horizon 2020 in reforming their national science, technology and innovation systems.
    This is the final report of the PSF panel of experts under the PSF Specific Support for Romania, which has been carried out from July 2016 to December 2017. The report provides an overview of the key challenges and opportunities of the Romanian entrepreneurial ecosystem and outlines key policy recommendations for improving the performance of startups, scaleups and the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Romania.

    Romania Report
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    A Regional Innovation Impact Assessment Framework for universities

    This report provides a framework to assess the impact of universities on their regional innovation ecosystem. The policy context for this work is provided by: a) the Renewed EU agenda for higher education which argued that universities do not attain their full potential; and b) the report by the High Level Group chaired by Pascal Lamy which called for an additional funding stream to support universities to modernise and increase their innovation impact. This report explores what the assessment framework underpinning such an innovation performance based funding instrument could look like. However, it acknowledges that the final form of such a framework would heavily depend on the regional, national or EU level instrument through which it is implemented. The report proposes a system in which universities draft a case study supported by indicators, through which they present evidence of their contribution to regional innovation. It identifies four impact categories and identifies a list of associated indicators. In this "narrative with numbers the universities can both explain how they reach this impact and contextualise their performance with reference to the development level of their region.

     

    EU-28 Report
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    Final report on the collection of patents and business indicators by economic sector: Societal Grand Challenges and Key Enabling Technologies

    This report provides empirical evidence for the Business activities in KETs and SGCs in the EU and its main comparators. It analyses the relationship between R&D expenditures and structural changes in KETs and SGCs. One of the major challenges was to estimate BERD, value added and employment by KETs, SGCs and the WIPO35 list of technology fields, as these indicators are only available at the sectoral (NACE 2-digit) level. BERD estimates by SGC and the provision of a list of IPC classes assigned to each of the technology-oriented Societal Grand Challenges (SGCs) of Horizon2020 are among the main outcomes of this study which was conducted by a consortium led by Fraunhofer ISI  and involving researchers from Technopolis and  Stifterverband.

    EU-28 Report
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    MLE on Open Science: Thematic Report No 4 - Altmetrics and Rewards – Implementing Open Science: Strategies, Experiences and Models

    This report proposes a National Roadmap for the Implementation of Open Science, listing the steps involved in the transition to a national research governance policy that is supportive of Open Science activities. The report outlines key priorities and principles underpinning the implementation of Open Science at the national level, reviews existing experiences in developing and supporting Open Science activities and related policies, and summarises the strategies, lessons learnt and models proposed to date.

                                                                            

    EU-28 Report
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    Specific Support to Georgia: Background report

    This background report provides an overview of the Georgian economy, an analysis of available statistics related to the research and innovation (R&I) system in Georgia, presents key players of the R&I system, and provides information on recent legislation and implementation measures. It has been prepared to facilitate further research into the key issues covered by this PSF Specific Support exercise: identifying promising research fields, narrowing the gap between research and industry/business, and a proposal for the performance-based funding of research entities.

    Georgia Report
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    MLE on Evaluation of Business R&D Grant Schemes: Thematic Report No 1 – Big Data: Data Linking, New Data Sources and New Data Analytics Methods

    This report discusses the use of big data to evaluate grant schemes and other types of support for R&D and innovation by businesses. One aspect of big data – data linking – is already being implemented by several public agencies, while others – such as web scraping, text mining and machine learning – are less mature. The report includes examples from Norway, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, the UK and other countries, and provides an overview of the challenges faced:  from data collection, data platforms and data analytics to the development of shared ontologies of relevant R&D actors, activities, support schemes and results, as well as data confidentiality and inclusion.

     

    EU-28 Report
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    Research, innovation and economic growth - R&D policy reforms and strategies

    The Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission commissioned Deloitte and RAND Europe to undertake a study with the aim to better understand the impact of public policy on innovation. In particular, the objective of the study is twofold: enhance the evidence base around the impact of public policy on research and innovation; explore possible modifications in QUEST III to evaluate a number of innovation policies and reforms.
    This report focuses on the assessment of the impact of public policies and strategies such as performance-based funding and policies that enhance public-private R&D cooperation on R&D productivity. Furthermore, a satellite model is developed that could be integrated within QUEST III to facilitate evaluation of R&D policies on R&D productivity, innovation and other key macro-economic variables.

    EU-28 Report
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    Research, innovation and economic growth - Skill accumulation

    The Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission commissioned Deloitte and RAND Europe to undertake a study with the aim to better understand the impact of public policy on innovation. In particular, the objective of the study is twofold: enhance the evidence base around the impact of public policy on research and innovation; explore possible modifications in QUEST III to evaluate a number of innovation policies and reforms.
    This report seeks to provide further evidence on the impact of public policies on human capital accumulation and proposes a modification of QUEST III.

    EU-28 Report
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    Research, innovation and economic growth - Technology diffusion

    The Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission commissioned Deloitte and RAND Europe to undertake a study with the aim to better understand the impact of public policy on innovation. In particular, the objective of the study is twofold: enhance the evidence base around the impact of public policy on research and innovation; explore possible modifications in QUEST III to evaluate a number of innovation policies and reforms.
    This report focuses on the update of the parameters of the knowledge production function in QUEST III using more up-to-date data and a broader set of countries. Furthermore, the current specification of the knowledge production function is extended by differentiating between public and private R&D.

    EU-28 Report