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Building an innovative economy in Europe

Funded under: FP5-INNOVATION-SME


Innovation Policy Studies - Communication and Awareness

This brochure summarises 12 reports - the first in a series of Innovation Policy Studies undertaken for the European Commission's Enterprise Directorate-General. Nine were commissioned to examine the trends and impacts of European innovation policy, or to shed light on specific aspects of interest to policy-makers - many make use of the unique dataset about firm-level innovation activity in Europe assembled by the Community Innovation Survey. The other three assess specific actions addressing respectively the financing of innovation, the promotion of innovation management techniques among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the development of regional innovation strategies. All serve to improve understanding of the dynamics of European innovation - its mechanisms, its strengths and its bottlenecks. They therefore reinforce the ability of regional, national and EU policy-makers to develop Europe's innovative capacity with legislation and support measures that are effective, appropriately targeted, and mutually reinforcing.

The report is published by the Innovation Directorate of DG Enterprise as Innovation Papers no. 11 (EUR 17043)

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