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EU/ACP FUNDED CARIBBEAN WELCOME PROJECT. Analysis of the Supply of Services and Diffusion of Knowledge to Firms in the Caribbean. Vanessa Clarke Senior Expert, Caribbean WELCOME Project Scientific Research Council 3 rd International Conference Jamaica November 7 , 2012. Focus.

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analysis of the supply of services and diffusion of knowledge to firms in the caribbean
EU/ACP FUNDED CARIBBEAN WELCOME PROJECTAnalysis of the Supply of Services and Diffusion of Knowledge to Firms in the Caribbean
  • Vanessa Clarke
  • Senior Expert, Caribbean WELCOME Project
  • Scientific Research Council
  • 3rd International Conference
  • Jamaica
  • November 7, 2012
focus
Focus
  • R&D Budget Considerations
  • Client Relations and Needs
  • Industry-Science Relations
  • Cooperation Perceptions
services
Services
  • Supporting institutions are organisations who aim to cater to the needs of MSME’s
  • Clients – agro-processors, farmers

Entrepreneurship, enabling sustainable development

involvement in science and technology policies
Involvement in Science and TechnologyPolicies
  • Inform policies
  • Provide technological assistance, analytical testing services and Research and Development.
  • Aid in developing National Policies for Science and Technology.
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  • Understanding and Experience with Innovative Activities of Regional Firms

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INDUSTRY – SCIENCE RELATIONS

LOCALLY AND REGIONALLY

factors that can improve cooperation levels between supporting institutions and local firms
Factors That Can Improve Cooperation Levels Between Supporting Institutions and Local Firms
summary
Summary
  • 36% of supporting institutions are directly involved in policy making with 28% more indirectly
  • 14% of supporting institutions had greater than 75% of their budget generated by RTDI. Conversely, 43% used less than 10% of their budget in RTDI
    • Current client base of supporting institutions is diverse 36% of worked on a continuous basis with local firms whilst 36% worked occasionally with regional firms.
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Summary
  • The main barriers for MSME’s to launching innovative projects; establishing of Industry science relations and obstacles to cooperation.
    • Money
      • capacity building
      • travel costs
    • Trust
    • Priorities
    • Access to information
    • Lack of entrepreneurial thinking
  • Suggested public intervention strategies were to create better capacity building programmes.
  • No one is satisfied with current cooperation levels
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