The purpose of the Innovation Systems and European Integration (ISE) project is to elaborate a system of innovation approach in order to evaluate this new understanding of the development of science of technology and develop new policy options and implications. An important fact in understanding SIs is whether changes in SIs are moving towards European integration or towards increased fragmentation.
This project will be carried out in nine sub-projects organised in three phases:
- Review the policy implications of state of the art knowledge of systems of innovation. This concerns consolidating the state of the art knowledge of SIs in general, SIs relation to growth and employment, and SIs in relation to European integration.
- Empirical research on five subjects: science-based technologies and interdisciplinarity, government technology procurement as technology policy, borrower-lender relationships in the financing of innovations, corporate governance and innovation performance, and cross-technological and sectoral entry patterns.
- Synthesis and evaluation of the implications of SIs with particular focus on whether the national level remains valid or whether European level integration is by-passing previously national policy systems.
The project's progress and deliverables will be organised around four work shops, two progress reports, and the final report. In addition several research articles are planned, and active exploitation of the results through the ETAN network is foreseen.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
10562 Athenes - Athina -Tavros