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The purpose of ETAN is to promote communication and debate at the European level between researchers and policy-makers on important science and technology (S&T) policy issues. ETAN convenes expert working groups that review, synthesise and consolidate socio-economic research results and identify issues and options for discussion by experts, policy-makers and other stakeholders. The ultimate aim is to promote a shared understanding of the issues in order to facilitate, where appropriate, the development of more consistent, concerted and complementary European and national S&T policies.

This report considers the evidence of internationalisation of research and technology, reviews the state of knowledge and important gaps in current understanding, and analyses the implications for policy-making. The report identifies new opportunities and challenges arising from internationalisation trends, and outlines possible policy measures to enhance the attractiveness of Europe as a location for the development and exploitation of technology. The report also identifies issues that need to be investigated further in order to provide a sounder basis for the formulation of European innovation policy.

The contents of this report are the sole responsibility of the working group, whose views do not necessarily reflect those of the Commission.

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