Utilisation of the results of public research and development in Spain and PortugalFunded under: IS-SPRINT 0
In both Spain and Portugal, national commitment to development and application of scientific and technical knowledge lags behind that of other EEC members. In addition the traditional focus of publicly-funded R & D has been on basic rather than applied research. Political changes in Spain are reshaping the whole R & D environment, and the major priority so far has been the legal and budgetary foundations of policy. Utilisation of results would benefit from the standardisation of classification, accounting and reporting of R & D, from the collection and dissemination of results and from a system of incentives for research institutions to become concerned with utilisation of their results. In Portugal, little has yet been done to improve the utilisation of publicly-funded R & D. The system is plagued with bureaucracy, form filling and accounting. A new institution is suggested which might play a leadership or example role and catalyse a process of change. R & D priorities must be set up that relate to the real and immediate need of Portuguese companies, consumers and society in general. Research institutions must get closer to industry and technology.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11538 EN (1989) FS, 132 pp., ECU 1.25
ISBN: ISBN 92-825-9053-4;CD-NA-
Record Number: 198910278 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en