First Action Plan for Innovation in Europe. Annex 2.2: Recent developments in innovation policy in the Member States
Date: 1996-11-20 Type: General policy
In these pages a number of selected innovation policy developments in EU Member States in the 1990s is presented. In order to illustrate what is now embraced by the concept of innovation policy, examples are clustered according to the three broad objectives of the Innovation Action Plan:
- A) Human resources, education and training;
- B) Frame conditions for entrepreneurship and innovation finance;
- C) RTD and industry.
Concentrating such masses of information into a few pages can of course not do justice to the approaches of individual governments. However, it is easily observed that EU governments are attentive to giving new advanced content and increased coherence to their policies for innovation and technological change. Germany's Bundesbericht Forschung 1996, the UK White Papers and the three-yearly government proposals in Sweden are illustrative of such efforts.