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Feasibility Study for the Danube Region Research and Innovation Fund

In order to assess the feasibility of a "Danube Region Research and Innovation Fund" (DRRIF), a study analysed the current situation of R&I support, the needs for and the obstacles to a new fund with the focus to support the research and innovation systems.

  • Posted on: 17.08.2015
  • Slovakia
  • Year of publication: 2015

As one of the coordinators of Priority Area 07 (Knowledge Society: Research, Education and ICT)  of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic  (MESR) was mandated by the European Commission to  issue and execute the tender for a feasibility study for  the Danube Region Research and Innovation Fund (DRRIF). The main objective of the study was the analyses of possibilities to support  research and innovation activities in the Danube Region. The study also includes information on absorption capacities of research and development in the Danube area, potential cooperation of the Danube countries with existing grant schemes and analysis of potential research priorities in the region. It is a basis for further acceleration of cooperation of the Danube countries in the area of research and innovation.  

The study has been prepared by EY Slovakia, supported by MESR and the DRRIF Working Group of the Priority Area 7.

The document can be downloaded here and as attachment below.

Source: DRRIF Working Group, MESR, EY Slovakia | Document type: Practical advice/guide, Report / Research/ Studies | S&T field/scope: General, Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary | Affilation and Pillar: EUSDR Priority Areas, Policy Dialogue | Geographical focus: Danube Region

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