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[Event Review] Workshop: From National Innovation System to Innovation Policy Learning in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, and Serbia

As a part of the project Innovation Policy Learning from Norway in Western Balkans (WBinNO), the workshop: "From National Innovation System to Innovation Policy Learning in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, and Serbia" was successfully held in Sarajevo, June 6 2012. 22 participants coming from the science and governmental sector (different Faculties, Ministries, Agencies) from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Norway and Serbia as well as from the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)  attended this event.

  • Posted on: 19.06.2012


The main objective of the Innovation policy learning from Norway in Western Balkans (WBinNO) project is to assist policy makers in the Western Balkan countries to develop and implement innovation policies by way of identifying appropriate ‘good’ practices in other countries and through the analysis of their emerging innovation systems. Countries in the region depend on the creation, transfer and use of knowledge to catch-up with technological leaders, such as Norway. Success depends on the development and implementation of new institutions and policy instruments that are complementary to the needs of the local economy.

Please find attached the following presentations from the workshop below:

  • Mark Knell (Research Professor, NIFU, Oslo, Norway) Introduction to Innovation Policy Learning from Norway in Western Balkans.
  • Per Koch (Special Advisor, Innovation Norway, Oslo, Norway) On Practical Innovation Policy Learning
  • Zoran Aralica (Researcher, Institute of Economics, Zagreb) Nordic Influences in the Croatian Innovation Strategy.
  • Slavo Radošević (Professor, UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UK) Industrial upgrading in Western Balkans and policy implications: pointers for discussion
  • Country Report presentations: Strengths and weaknesses of the National Innovation Systems of the Balkan countries:
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina (Anto Domazet, Almir Pestek)
    • Croatia (Zoran Aralica, Denis Redzepagic)
    • FYR of Macedonia (Slavica Roceska, Gjorgji Mancheski, Olivera Kostoska, Marjan Angeleski)
    • Serbia (Djuro Kutlaca, Marija Mosurovic Ruzicic)

S&T field/scope: Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary | Geographical focus: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia

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