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Memorandum of cooperation on the project "National Strategy for Innovation in Croatia 2013-2020"

Radimir Cacic, first Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Zeljko Jovanovic, Minister of Science, Education and Sports signed on May 10, 2012 the Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation on the project "National Strategy for the Croatian innovation 2013 - 2020, including an action plan for the period 2013-2014.

  • Posted on: 01.06.2012
  • Croatia

The Ministry of Economy, as the lead partner in cooperation with the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), officially presented the project "National Strategy for Innovation in Croatia 2013 - 2020.

The main objective of the strategy is to define the institutional environment and innovation policies regarding the optimal use of EU funding. The project will be implemented through coordination and harmonization of key participants in the process: government bodies, scientific organizations and economic sectors.

A key starting point for launching the project of the "National Innovation Strategy 2013-2020" is the fact that investments in research and development in the Republic of Croatia amounted to about 0.8% of GDP, while the other developed countries such as Finland spends about 3% of GDP to innovation (R & D, new technologies , patents, competence for innovation, etc). A major drawback is the lack of a capital fund for the target-oriented innovation funding (whether public or private).

Please find below presentations from

  • Gernot Hutschenreiter (Country Studies and Outlook Division, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry) - presentation in english
  • Ivo Radkovic (Department of Industrial Policy, Ministry of Economy, Croatia) - presentation in croatian

Source and further information: Ministry of Economy, Croatia: http://www.mingorp.hr/default.aspx?id=2460

S&T field/scope: General | Geographical focus: Croatia

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