An important task within the IIT project has been a systematic matching and analysis of the interplay between emerging trends in innovation practice and innovation policy design and implementation within and across European Member States. To support this task the project has assessed existing innovation policy at national and European levels as a basis for developing recommendations for improving Europe’s innovation potential. The study ‘Overview of the eleven member states innovation policies’ presents an summary of the policy assessment conducted within the IIT project, which was based on a comparative analysis of the policy portfolios of the 11 member states covered by the study: Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom. This group includes countries classed by the EU as Innovation Leaders, Followers and Moderate Innovators. The review focused on understanding innovation policy variety at national level in terms of its scope, intensity and the depth of policy initiatives.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 649351