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Survey on Clusters of Competitiveness in Croatia

Dr Ivan-Damir Anić and Dr Zoran Aralica from the Institute of Economics, Zagreb and Dr Katarina Bačić prepared a report on survey on clusters of competitiveness in Croatia. Key messages of the report are: There is general consensus among respondents that progress/performance of CCCs is not strongly visible, and that CCCs underperformed compared to expectations.…

Visiting Training Session on Developing questionnaires/surveys and Household level survey data analysis

Second visiting training session was held from 11th to 15th December 2017 at The Institute of Economics, Zagreb. Prof Anthony Arundel from UNU-MERIT delivered an intermediate mini-course on survey design and implementation. The course provided instructions on how to design and implement a survey, from initial preparation to data editing. This course was followed by…

Training Workshop on evaluations of innovation policies

The Sixth SmartEIZ Training Workshop on evaluations of innovation policies was held from 21th to 22th November 2017 at The Institute of Economics, Zagreb. The first day of the workshop was followed by various policy makers from Croatia and led to interesting discussions with them about what can be learned from these evaluation studies. The…

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The third project meeting held in Zagreb

The third Project meeting was held on November 6, 2017 at The Institute of Economics, Zagreb. The main objective of this project meeting was to facilitate SmartEIZ project implementation in the remaining period. The programme was divided in the part where the partners informed attendees about the implementation of the activities related to training workshops,…

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How to select and develop Key Enabling Technologies and policies to advance manufacturing in Croatia? Localising roles for innovation researchers and policy makers

Dr René Wintjes from UNU-MERIT and Dr Zoran Aralica from the Institute of Economics, Zagreb prepared a policy brief on how to select and develop Key Enabling Technologies and policies to advance manufacturing in Croatia. The key messages of the policy brief are: Key Enabling Technologies as defined by the European Commission include: photonics, nanotechnology,…

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First Visiting Training Session

Visiting Training Session (VTS) ‘Firm level data analysis’ was held from 9th to 11th October 2017 at the Institute of Economics, Zagreb. This VTS included three lectures by Dr Micheline Goedhuys on Micro data sources for innovation and firm performance analysis, Innovation and performance: issues in empirical modelling and Impact evaluation of innovation policies, methods…