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Expert Voices – Gabriella Lovasz

Even though there has been an increase in in collaboration activities in the Horizon 2020 programme in comparison with its predecessor FP7, the European Commission aims to increase the involvement of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in innovation partnerships, as this has been reported to be considerably low. The Unite for Horizon Europe project

Context of University-Business Engagement in Madrid

In the European Innovation Scoreboard, Spain maintains a very discreet position, however, since 1986 when the first Law of Science and Technology (Ley 13/1986) was established, 17 different administrative regions with autonomy to develop their own innovation strategy are acknowledged. Considering the above, the observation at regional level in different Regional Innovation System (RIS) rankings,

Cyprus’ Vision on Research and Innovation Strategy Framework and its mission to encourage UBC.

Cyprus’ National board for Research and Innovation (CYRI) has published on May 2019 a new strategic framework called ‘2019-2023 INNOCATE CYPRUS’ which aims to set Cyprus on a new roadmap towards growth by implementing strategies that are going to increase the research and development (R&D) spending in Cyprus. Achieving the objectives of a new national

Context of University – Business Engagement in Finland

Finland is often seen as a forerunner in university-business-cooperation (UBC). However, in European comparison the level of collaboration in Finland is around average [1]. Furthermore, according to a recent national report we are seeing a declining trend since 2010 in collaboration. It seems we are lagging behind our former peers [2]. Finland’s UBC strength lies