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The question of how the countries applying for admission to the European Union are faring in terms of developing and implementing an innovation policy is clearly of considerable importance. Accordingly, in May 2000, DG Enterprise commissioned a study on Innovation Policy in six candidate countries. The study was implemented over a 16 month period, by a core team led by the co-coordinator Aide à la Décision Economique (ADE) S.A. (BE).

The final report seeks to offer a response to the nine priority issues, which can be summarised in the form of six general questions:
- How has the transition process influenced the potential for businesses to innovate?
- Where do the candidate countries stand in terms of innovation performance?
- Is there a suitably competitive legal and institutional environment conducive to stimulating innovative activity?
- Who is responsible for innovation policy matters in the candidate countries?
- To what extent have these countries developed an innovation policy?
- What types of initiatives have been taken in specific areas of innovation policy?

The report concludes by identifying five challenges for developing innovation policy in the CC6 and suggests a number of options open to policy-makers.

A separate brochure containing (highlights from the final report) is also available.

Additional information

Authors: No author provided, Aide à la Décision Economique (ADE) S.A. (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17036 EN (2001), pp.189. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: NB-NA-17036-EN-C Available from: DG Enterprise, Documentation Centre fax:+32-2-29-69930 e-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-1753-6
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