Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


The need to investigate research and technology development (RTD) potential in less favoured regions (LFR) of the European Union goes back to the first STRIDE study launched in 1986. In the present 1994-99 period, the types of measures funded consist of different interventions such as: diffusion of innovation to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs); support to research and development projects; facilitation of innovative product and process development in priority sectors; promotion of industrial research; enhanced cooperation between universities and enterprises and others. The study RTD potential in the Objective 1 regions has analysed nine European countries, and a summary has been produced on the basis of all reports. It is evident that among Objective 1 regions there are at least three different levels of RTD potential which have been classified as low, medium and high. This summary report provides information related to the three different levels of RTD potential, providing definition and examples for each of the three groups. The various Objective 1 regions are compared according to their innovation processes, infrastructures, human capital, policies and other parameters.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1997) 32pp.
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-9705-8
Record Number: 199710885 / Last updated on: 1997-07-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en