Since May 1, 2014 till December 31, 2014

Contact person: Ing. Věra Czesaná CSc.

The project was funded by the International Visegrad Fund and was carried by a team of experts from various organizations dealing with innovation policy analysis in Visegrad countries: National Training Fund (Czech Republic), Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency (Slovakia), IQ-TANOK (Hungary) and Institute for Structural Research (Poland).
Under the project two expert workshops with the participation of business and government organisations´ representatives were organised. The main output of the project was a co-publication named „Innovation Policies in the Visegrad Countries“. 

The publication shortly reviews the current discussion about innovation and looks at its definition and theoretical underpinnings from different angles. The main attention is focused on the analysis of rationale, goals, instruments and organisational framework of innovation policies in the Visegrad Countries.

It was found that the innovation policy instruments used in the Visegrad countries share a considerable similarity across these four countries. It was revealed that they rather correspond to the more traditional STI mode than to modern dynamic tools related to the DUI innovation approach (doing, using, interacting). 

However it could be seen some good examples of policy instruments which can be mutually inspiring – e.g. a programme supporting the public procurement in research and innovation for the needs of public administration bodies (the Czech Republic – programme Beta),  various business-academia co-operation schemes (Hungary), the Top 500 Innovators (Poland), and E-procurement (Slovakia).

More information about project is available here. PDF version of project presentation is here.



Innovation Policies in the Visegrad Countries

Aleksander Szpor, Attila Havas, Věra Czesaná, Ľubica Slušná and Miroslav Balog, Warsaw, 2014, ISBN: 978-83-63857-24-0