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The future prosperity of Europe will be significantly influenced by the ability of regions to fully develop their potential and to find their role in the emerging knowledge-based economy. A number of European regions have developed innovation strategies recently, and other regions are prepared to launch similar projects soon. Extension of already formulated regional innovation strategies using foresight techniques, or conducting foresight in parallel with future strategic policy activities, can produce new alternatives of regional development and contribute to a better development of regional knowledge infrastructure favouring the development regional economy and quality of life.

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Authors: KLUSACEK K, Technology Centre AS CR, Prague(CZ);TOIVONEN M, Employment and Economic Development Centre for Uusimaa, Helsinki (FI)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21260 EN (2004), 46 pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-21260-EN-C Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32 2 295 8220 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-8272-9
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