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
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Western Balkans Regional R&D Strategy for Innovation Ministerial Meeting
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 Assistance: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
What/? Assistance:Summary View: The status of the Research and Innovation Sector
Costly Results of R&D Investments Assistance:
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.
How? Assistance:The Value of regional Collaboration
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.