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Supporting the internationalisation of SMEs

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the European economy. Within the EU they account for 99 % of all businesses, 67 % of all jobs in the private sector, as much as 85 % of all newly created jobs and some 59 % of the value added by the economy.

Enabling synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds, Horizon 2020 and other research, innovation and competitiveness-related Union programmes - Guidance for policy-makers and implementing bodies

The guide on synergies between different EU R&I related programmes is an important new addition to the relevant guidance for policy-makers and implementing bodies.

2013 Technology Map of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan

EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports LACAL ARANTEGUI Roberto JAEGER-WALDAU Arnulf BOCIN DUMITRIU Andrei SIGFUSSON Bergur ZUBI Ghassan MAGAGNA Davide CARLSSON Johan PEREZ FORTES Maria Del Mar MOSS Raymond LAZAROU Stavros BAXTER David SCARLAT Nicolae GIUNTOLI Jacopo MORO Alberto PADELLA Monica KOUSOULIDOU Marina VORKAPIC Veljko MARELLI Luisa STEEN Marc ZUCKER Andreas MOYA RIVERA Jose Antonio BLOEM Johannes GUTIERREZ MOLES Carmen VELLEI Marika
The Technology Map is the SET-Plan reference document on the state of knowledge on low carbon technology in the EU.

Setting up, managing and evaluating EU Science And Technology Parks - An advice and guidance report on good practice (May 2014)

David N E Rowe
Science and technology park (STP) activity across the EU has approximately doubled over the last 11-12 years, driven by the growth of the longer standing parks and the emergence of new parks. There is now an estimated 366 STPs in the EU member states that manage about 28 million m2 of completed building floor space hosting circa 40,000 organisations that employ approximately 750,000 people, mostly in high value added jobs.

Regional policy for smart growth of SMEs

The purpose of this guide is to extract policy lessons from the past decades of Structural Fund, national and regional support for SMEs into a comprehensive guide with the aim to help ERDF managing authorities and regional penholders of any RIS3 design a policy mix that supports enterprises in maximising objectives and opportunities.

The Guide to Multi-Benefit Cohesion Policy Investments in Nature and Green Infrastructure

The objective of this guide is threefold. First, showing that investments in nature, biodiversity and green infrastructure are relevant for cohesion policy. Second, emphasising how investments in nature and green infrastructure can actually contribute to several policy objectives and deliver multiple benefits, in particular socio-economic development. Third, assisting authorities and stakeholders with practical recommendations to improve the delivery of cohesion policy programmes and projects.

Smart specialisation programmes and implementation

02/2013 Dominique Foray and Alessandro Rainoldi
In the design and implementation of policy, Paul Romer (2000) proposed a useful distinction between goals and programmes. Goals should be objectives for which there is a broad base of intellectual and political support. In contrast to a goal, a programme is a specific policy proposal that seeks to move the system toward a specific goal.

EU-Latin America Cooperation on Regional Innovation Systems in the Framework of Regional Policy

This report summarises the main outcomes and conclusions of EULAC-RIS project whose objective is to diffuse the EU regional policy experience and best practice and exchange experiences between regional institutions on regional innovation policy by supporting the implementation and management of new instruments and practices, with particular attention to clusters and SME innovation policies.

Guide to Social Innovation

Social innovations are new ideas (products, services and models) that simultaneously meet social needs (care, education, employment, work organisation, urban, environment …) more effectively than alternatives and create new social relationships or collaborations. Social innovations are social in both their ends and their means (user-driven, co-creation, civil society involvement, …). They are innovations that are not only good for society but also enhance society's capacity to act.