D8.56WBC innovation systems in focus – contribution to the WBC-INCO.NET final publication

This deliverable is contribution to the WBC-INCO.NET final publication: “R&D and Innovation in Western Balkans. Moving towards 2020”, “Part III: WBC Innovation Systems in Focus” (available in printed and online pdf format here: http://wbc-inco.net/object/document/13962).

The WBC-INCO.NET final publication consists in general of three parts: while the first part is focusing on policy issues, the second part presents some of WBC-INCO. NET’s findings and third part puts the term Innovation in focus of discussion.

The first part entitled “Moving towards 2020: New Horizons for RTD and Innovation in the Western Balkan Region” is discussing the development of RTDI  policies  and  initiatives  in  Western  Balkan  region  towards  2020  while  including  also  articles  on  current  strategic  approaches  in/for  the  region  –  Regional  R&D  Strategy  for  Innovation,  SEE  2020  Strategy,  EU  Strategy for the Danube Region. Some of the articles included in this part have been  presented  and  discussed  during  the  WBC-INCO.NET  final  conference  in  Vienna,  on  March  27/28  such  as  articles  provided  by  Slavo  Radošević  and  Peter Polajnar. Some insights from the conference are summarised in an article provided by Mićo Tatalović. The readers are also invited to visit the conference website http://towards2020.wbc-inco.net/ and download the presentations and audio files of their interest which are publicly available.

The  second  part  “Science  and  Research  in  WBC  –  WBC-INCO.NET’s Findings” includes several reports compiled by the project WBC-INCO.NET on the situation of Science and Research in the Western Balkans and the coordination of relevant policies and initiatives in: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Kosovo*.

The third part “WBC Innovation Systems in Focus” at hand puts the focus on Innovation and discusses a broad range of topics – from innovation infrastructures, needs and capacities to smart specialisation, innovation and brain drain and RTDI evaluation. This third part includes also some of the WBC-INCO.NET’s findings which are related to innovation issues.

Document type
  • Deliverable - wbc-inco.net


Publication Year


Geographical focus
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General

Entry created by Athanasia Halatzouka on June 4, 2014
Modified on June 4, 2014