Roberto Mavilia from Bocconi University prepared dissemination report on international collaboration in various aspects of innovation in the selected South East European countries.
Key messages of this report are following:
- The analysed statistical regions within SEE countries differ from developed EU countries in terms of international collaboration in various aspects of innovation. On average, the institutions/organisations in the statistical regions in developed EU countries use more R&D collaboration, EPO patents, and are better included in global production in comparison with their counterparts in SEE countries.
- The analysed Croatia’s statistical regions are better in terms of international scientific co-publication in comparison with their counterparts in Bulgaria and Romania. These results can be explained by higher R&D expenditure in public sector in Croatia’s statistical regions.
- Croatia shows relative strength compared to EU average in terms of non-R&D innovative expenditure.
- In terms of involvement of SMEs in innovation cooperation measured by normalised scores, Croatia’s analysed statistical regions are somewhat better compared to the analysed statistical regions of Bulgaria and Romania. However, on a country level, innovators in these countries are considered as a relative weakness within the Innovation System.
Full report is available here.