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In spite of the complexity of its institutional system and the relative lack of means devoted to R & D, Belgium has succeeded, through its universities, in developing interface organisations which have achieved positive results, despite a progressive reduction in the public funding available. Changes are beginning to be seen in enterprises which increasingly feel the need to adapt rapidly to advances in technology. In recent times, many small and medium-sized enterprises have established lasting links of co-operation with the universities and public research centres. The authorities have implemented integrated research programmes, which have been designed with the aim of valorising their results, and which include within their management structure mechanisms intended to promote the circulation of these results. Administrative and political responsibilities for applied research and industrial development have been combined within the regional executives, thus creating a greater awareness of the need to promote types of research which are amenable to valorisation.

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Authors: ALLE A, Programmation de la politique scientifique, Bruxelles (BE);CORSTEN H, Universite de Kaiserslautern (DE);JUNGINGER-DITTEL K O, CEC;GOODMAN B B, CEC;VON WITZLEBEN A, CEC
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11529 FR (1989) 74 pp.
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ISBN: ISBN-92-825-9045-3;CD-NA-
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