Strengthening interactions for innovation

This series of policy profiles presents the main trends in national science, technology and innovation (STI) policies for the strengthening of knowledge flows and transfer mechanisms (e.g. ICT infrastructures, intellectual property rights, clusters, open science and commercialisation of public research results, international linkages), with a particular focus on policies and programmes introduced between 2010 and 2012. It discusses the rationale for public policy intervention, major aspects of STI policies and STI policy instruments, and recent policy developments across countries.
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