I. Theoretical and practical matters concerning innovation systems

One important explanation for the differences to be observed in the acceptance and expansion of the new technical culture may be sought in the divergent socio-economic environments in various countries. It is therefore important systematically to describe the system which basically influences acceptance and usage of the new technology and the efficiency generated by the new technology, i.e. competitiveness.

The efficiency and international competitiveness of the Hungarian economy can thus be improved if institutions capable of promoting technical development are established and reinforced, together with related systems capable of facilitating the creation of novelties and the dissemination of new technologies. Research and its tools make a contribution to this.

I. 1. The field of science, technology and innovation policy:

  • VERINEKT: Competitive integration into the European Research Area: facilitating the cooperation between public sector financed research institutions and the economy
  • Managing uncertainty in science policy (Experience with problems attached to "Managing with uncertainty in science policy")

I. 2. The field of internationalisation and the national innovation system:

  • Private Sector Interaction in the Decision Making Processes of Public Research Policy
  • Globalisation of industrial R&D: the Policy Dimension.
  • MESIAS: The Relationships between Technological Strategies of MNCs and the National Innovation System. Consequences for National and European S&T Policies.
  • The impact of foreign investments on Research & Development in Hungarian industry.
  • Analysis and international comparison of the capability of the Hungarian National Innovation System for disseminating knowledge.

I. 3. The field of information flow and mobility:

  • Brain drain: the emigration flow of qualified scientists
  • Measuring migration within and among the countries of Europe (ENMOB: European network on Human Mobility)