The objective of the ESTIME project is to propose a set of strategic policy instruments that can be built in order to establish a dynamic view of the research and innovation systems in Mediterranean Countries. This set of instruments should be understood a s an aid for the better description of the research, technological development and innovation (RDI) institutions and RDI system as a whole. It will be developed in a close partnership between a European team and local partners. The project wants to identif y the institutional capabilities in RDI in the Mediterranean Countries that are partners of the European Union. The project will focus on a set of eight countries: Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine. Additionally, Israel, T urkey, Cyprus, and Malta will be partly covered by the proposal. Consistent and robust S&T indicators will be built at a global level but also at a more detailed level (institutions, disciplines, geographical areas). Moreover, ESTIME project will look at the institutional setting in some detail. The best practices and policies that promote active scientific communities and more active research centres will be described. The analysis will look at the relationship between the local socio-economic conditio ns and the scientific activity. It will identify the networking activities of the scientific and engineering community at the national and international level. It will also detect the innovation activities linked to R&D and thus describe the emerging k nowledge economy that
taking place in MP countries and the possibility of creating an active innovation system. Finally, the project wishes to identify teams in MP countries that could and would be willing to establish a network of units that could beco me observatories of S&T activities on a more permanent basis in the future.
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