"Reality Check" – Benchmarking Study AT-DK-SE is presented in Brussels
On 28 April 2016, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy and the ERA Council Forum Austria hosted the "Reality Check" event at the Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU in Brussels. On this occasion, Wolfgang Polt (Joanneum Research, Austria) presented the main findings of a study commissioned last year regarding the main barriers for Austria to become an Innovation Leader. The study looked into the Austrian research and innovation system in comparison to the innovation leaders Denmark and Sweden, and identified some areas in which Austria could learn from these countries.
The presentation was followed by a response by Director-General Robert-Jan Smits from the European Commission (DG R&I) and by a panel with Magnus Härviden (Swedish Ministry of Education and Research), Johnny Mogensen (Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation), Helga Nowotny (ERA Council Forum) and Barbara Weitgruber (Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy).
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