2010 - Annual Report "Innovation Patterns and Innovation Policy in European Regions - Trends, Challenges and Perspectives".
The First Annual Report of the Regional Innovation Monitor has just been published. The research for this report was undertaken by Technopolis Group, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, and UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University.
One of the biggest innovations introduced into the report was the development and testing of novel approaches to benchmarking of regional innovation policies. This was achieved by combining standard innovation indicators with qualitative assessments coming from the Reigonal Innovation Monitor survey. The aim was not to identify causal-effect between governance-policies and performance, but to raise discussion about the rationale of policy preferences.
We wish you informative and stimulating reading.
Regional Innovation Monitor team.