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This report is the second of two studies examining the level of development of and the key challenges for innovation policy in the countries currently in the process of accession to the European Union. The (first study) was carried out during the period June 2000 to September 2001 and covered the so-called Luxembourg Group (Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia). This (second study) was completed during the 15-month period from October 2001 and concerns the so-called Helsinki group (Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Romania, the Slovak Republic and Turkey).

The study examines and analyses in the seven countries the current framework conditions for the following selected innovation issues:
- The Innovation Policy Framework (major actors, policy developments, etc.);
- Specific measures to foster innovation in business (innovation and enterprise culture, secondment of researchers, etc.);
- Business interfaces (university-industry co-operation, etc.).

The report is structured around six main challenges arising from the main findings of the study, illustrated by examples of policy development from the seven countries, and proposing a number of corresponding policy options.

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, Aide à la Décision Économique (ADE), Louvain-la-Neuve (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17058 EN (2003), Innovation Papers no. 34, 152pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: NB-NA-17058-EN-C Available from European Commission, Enterprise DG: - Documentation Centre Fax: +32 2 296 9930 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-5512-8
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