PSF Recommendations for overhaul of Georgia's innovation system

3. Jul. 2018

A new Policy Support Facility report was published on Georgia with active contribution of ZSI

The European Commission's Policy Support Facility (PSF) has published a summary article (attached) with recommendations for an overhaul of Georgia's innovation system. The article is published on the Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO) website.

Despite solid economic development and a strong report card from the World Bank, Georgia faces a serious challenge as it looks for ways to improve its research and innovation performance. The Georgian Government turned to the PSF to draw up a list of recommendations for revamping its science, technology and innovation system. International experts set out recommendations in particular regarding the following "overarching problems" in the system:

  • the low level of research and innovation (R&I) funding, and general uncertainty surrounding funding streams
  • how research is organised (fragmentation) and the need for better integration
  • the need to improve the national R&I system’s governance

Rapporteur of this high-level exercise is Manfred Spiesberger from ZSI.

You can find the entire report as well as the background report prepared by Klaus Schuch (ZSI) et al. here.

Click here for further information on the report.


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