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Science and Technology Policies in Developing and Transitions Countries: Reform and Technological Co-operation with Europe


The project will analyse the scientific and technological development of, and related policy needs in, Greece, Turkey, Hungary and Mexico. The goal is to assess how Europe can contribute to the further development of science and technology in developing and transition countries, and help them to move from past patterns of technology transfer to technology co-development.

The study focused on the main forms of technology transfer and co-operation between Europe and the selected countries: direct investment, licensing, trade in equipment and consultancy, and direct co-operation between governments and technology institutions. It will examine the science and technology infrastructure and "innovation systems" in each country, and assess how European institutions and enterprises can help increase their contribution to development needs. National innovation systems will determine the ability of the selected countries to respond to the challenges of trade liberalization, economic integration with more advanced economies and continuing rapid technological progress. 1 These abilities will also determine opportunities for European enterprises to invest in and trade with these countries.

The output will be a report Month 24(including a series of interim studies after 18 months) which will be structured around the following five themes:

- Patterns of trade and technology flows
- The science and technology base in the selected countries
- The perspective of the industrial sector
- Impact of trade liberalisations and integrations on technology performance
- Policy implications for the countries and for the EU.

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OX1 3LA Oxford
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