European Science and Technology Policy: Towards Integration by Henri Delanghe, Ugur Muldur, Luc Soete

By Henri Delanghe, Ugur Muldur, Luc Soete

This cutting edge ebook specializes in crucial suggestion underpinning present ecu Union (EU) learn coverage. It describes the heritage and inspiration of the eu learn sector (ERA), analyses a number of the underlying assumptions, assesses a few of its achievements, and takes a short examine its destiny. ''European technological know-how and know-how Policy'' offers with the thought of the period, a coordinated and potent ecu study region, the profitable success of so one can turn into the most target of ecu study coverage as soon as the Lisbon Treaty enters into strength. The e-book demonstrates that just about ten years after the formal release of the period notion, little top-down growth turns out to were made by way of reaching higher governance of the ecu examine panorama. notwithstanding, tangible bottom-up growth has been made in the direction of harmonising examine past the prevailing uncoordinated nationwide, inter-governmental and supranational coverage schemes. Given the present ongoing period debate, this well timed book should be a useful software for know-how and innovation policymakers and practitioners in Europe. it is going to additionally entice students and scholars within the fields of technological know-how, expertise and innovation.

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There were also the new expectations from industry and the need to adapt so as to work increasingly across the boundaries between the traditional disciplines. In many ways, UK universities resembled the US ones and it comes as no surprise that the first Science Park was most likely created at Cambridge University in 1970. Europe has, of course, its tradition of technological universities, which in most cases have been working in close connection with their industrial environment. But their focus was usually on the larger established companies with sizeable research laboratories.

Moreover, the political shockwave that Sputnik created in the US was not strong enough in Europe to change that situation. Economic cooperation in general, at the basis of the EEC Treaty, was not seen in conjunction with research. And the same fate that befell Hallstein's attempt to create a European university befell the International Institute of Science and Technology (IIST), which was proposed in 1960 in the context of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as a response to the shortage of personnel in areas considered vital for responding to the Soviet challenge and to MIT and Route 128 (Krige, 2006, pp.

In many ways, UK universities resembled the US ones and it comes as no surprise that the first Science Park was most likely created at Cambridge University in 1970. Europe has, of course, its tradition of technological universities, which in most cases have been working in close connection with their industrial environment. But their focus was usually on the larger established companies with sizeable research laboratories. Organizing for entrepreneurship was a new challenge and this required a more entrepreneurial approach to running a university as well.

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