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Expert Group "Knowledge for growth"
In the context of the need to reinvigorate the Lisbon Strategy, Commissioner Janez Potočnik established in 2005 a group of prominent economists in the field of Knowledge for Growth in order to provide him with high-level advice on the following aspects:
The Knowledge for Growth (K4G) Expert Group operated as an independent advisory body to Commissioner Potočnik (list of members [ - 12Kb]).
The group met three times a year, under the chairmanship of the Commissioner. The Commissioner appointed Prof. Dominique Foray as Vice-Chairman to lead the work of the group.
The group has produced the following reports and Policy Briefs.
(1) "Globalisation of R&D" [ - 1.64Mb] (Rapporteur: Dominique Foray) was adopted in April 2006. A Policy Brief relating to the report is called "Smart specialisation in a truly integrated research area is the key to attracting more R&D to Europe" [ - 136 Kb].
(2) The EU’s R&D Deficit & Innovation Policy [ - 78 Kb] (Rapporteur: Mary O’Sullivan) was adopted
2007 at its 7th meeting in Seville. The related Policy Debate document is called "What policies are needed to overcome the EU's R&D deficit?" [ - 101Kb].
(3) "Universities and Public Research Organisations in the ERA" [ - 394Kb] (Rapporteurs Paul A. David and Stan Metcalfe) eventually was discussed at its 8th meeting in Brussels. The related Policy Brief is called "Universities must contribute to enhancing Europe's innovative performance" [ - 163Kb]. Other related papers of the authors are: Sieper discussion paper [ - 161Kb]. – and Metcalfe Schiller-Jena [ - 133Kb].
(4) "Governance and coordination of S&T policies in the European Research Area" [ - 276Kb] (Rapporteurs Ramon Marimon and Maria G. Carvalho) was adopted at its 10th meeting in Ljubljana. The related Policy Brief is called "An Open, Integrated, and Competitive European Research Area requires policy and institutional reforms, and better Governance and Coordination of S&T policies" [ - 155Kb].
(5) "The Knowledge Economy and Catching-up Member States of the European Union" (Rapporteurs Ramon Mrak and Reinhilde Veugelers) [ - 484Kb] and the related Policy Brief [ - 170Kb]
(8) "Technology and Specialisation: Dilemmas, Options and Risks?" (Rapporteurs Tassos Giannitsis and Marianne Karger) [ - 358Kb] and the related Policy Brief [ - 140Kb]
(9) The Policy Brief "Smart Specialisation – The Concept" (Rapporteurs Dominique Foray, Paul A. David and Bronwyn Hall) [ - 124Kb]
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