Western Balkans Regional R&D Strategy for Innovation Ministerial Meeting. Growth through Research and Innovation in the Western Balkans — The Moment for Action. Paolo Correa, World Bank, Stanka Petkovska, Ministry of Education and Science, Macedonia 21 November 2013
Western Balkans Regional R&D Strategy for Innovation Ministerial Meeting
Growth through Research and Innovation in the Western Balkans —The Moment for Action
Paolo Correa, World Bank,
Stanka Petkovska, Ministry of Education and Science, Macedonia
21 November 2013
Smart Specialization Workshop, Skopje
An 18 Months Fact-BasedConsensus Building Exercise
Video: Research for Innovation: The moment for action
7Policy Reviews of key institutions, policies and programs:Country Papers
12Visits to the region Outreach exercise and broader consensus building between 12/2011 and 8/2013
4 High Level Workshops with representatives from governments, research institutes, universities and private sector from all beneficiary entities, as well as international experts
3 Technical Studies (The State of Scientific Performance of the WBCs; Survey of the status of research Infrastructure and technology transfer activities; and Assessment of Data Availability on Research and Innovation) and 5 technical notes : Overview and Main Reportof the Status of Research and Innovation in the Western Balkans.
Inception Report —Regional R&D Strategy for Innovation in the Western Balkan Countries: Key Issues and Implications for Technical Assistance, World Bank (2011).
A REGIONAL STRATEGY FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION:
Project management and decision-making body
European Commission & Regional Cooperation Council
Provided support and advice to the Steering Committee and ensured engagement with regional stakeholders
Costly Results of R&D Investments
GERD/ Total Triadic patents
Four intermediate goals are considered:
Data Source: UNESCO Statistics; World Development Indicators.
Note: To better illustrate the performance of countries in the Western Balkans, the axis has been cut at the values shown
Source: SCIMAGO; World Development Indicators.
A non-profit regional organization to supervise the implementation of these programs and promote policy reforms and systematic capacity building — The Western Balkans Innovation Strategy Exercise — (WISE)
POTENTIAL PRIORITIES FIELDS:
• renewable energy,
• aquaculture, and marine culture fields;
•fields of technology (nanotechnology and biotechnology)
• specific fields of economic activity (such as agriculture and health);
• and some fields of biological sciences and chemistry in which the region shows a higher scientific performance.