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Regions of knowledge


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Assessment of the Impact of the ‘Regions of Knowledge’ programme  ( 2.1 MB )

This report presents the outcomes of the impact assessment of the Regions of Knowledge (RoK) programme over the period 2007-2009, carried out between June 2010 and March 2011. The analysis was performed using a methodology based on the triangulation of information stemming from different activities: desk study, statistical data analysis, survey of participants, interviews of project coordinators and EU officials, social network analysis, projects’ case studies and an analysis of comparator programmes.
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Regional Research Intensive Clusters and science Parks ( 998 kB )

Prepared by an independent expert group, this report presents clusters that predominantly rely on research and development as a source of their innovativeness and competitiveness It focused on the actors of the so-called triple helix model, i.e. the public sector, the business community and the higher education institutions and their roles in multi-level policy governance and decision-making policy. Case studies are presented and recommendations drafted-up.
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Assessment of the impact of the Regions of Knowledge programme 

This report presents the outcomes of the impact assessment of the Regions of Knowledge (RoK) programme over the period 2007-2009, carried out between June 2010 and March 2011. The analysis was performed using a methodology based on the triangulation of information stemming from different activities: desk study, statistical data analysis, survey of participants, interviews of project coordinators and EU officials, social network analysis, projects’ case studies and an analysis of comparator programmes.
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Expert Advisory Group on Regions of Knowledge - 2012-2013  ( 131 kB )

This report presents the outcomes of the impact assessment of the Regions of Knowledge (RoK) programme over the period 2007- 2009, carried out between June 2010 and March 2011. The analysis was performed using a methodology based on the triangulation of information stemming from different activities: desk study, statistical data analysis, survey of participants, interviews of project coordinators and EU officials, social network analysis, projects’ case studies and an analysis of comparator programmes.
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Final evaluation of the Regions of Knowledge 2007-2013 (FP7) Programme ( 1 MB )

The Regions of Knowledge 2007-2013 (RoK) Programme was created to strengthen and develop research and innovation excellence in EU regions. Hence, the RoK focused on fostering regional growth and competitiveness, on enhancing regional investment in research and innovation, on facilitating transnational cooperation of clusters, and on supporting the emergence of European networks on the global stage. Furthermore, RoK tried to foster the inclusion of more regions into the ERA. This final evaluation of RoK, carried out by COWI, looks into the questions of the programme's relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and the impact and sustainability in achieving this aim. It does this through a desk study, a questionnaire survey of RoK-project coordinators, and ten case studies of selected projects. The evaluation concludes that RoK has been a successful programme, although there are some risks regarding the sustainability of the RoK achievements.

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