Contribution of Strategic Research and Innovation Partnerships to implementation of Smart specialization

At the end of October, the Centre of International Relations at the Faculty of the Social Sciences University of Ljubljana, Institute for Economic Research, and Faculty for Management University of Primorska completed a Target research programme Strategic Research and Innovation Partnerships (SRIP). The main task of the research group was to present (based on methodology, developed in the previous project) the performance of nine SRIP that were formed in specific areas of the Slovenian Smart Specialization Strategy (S4), and to assess the appropriateness of such mechanisms with respect to stimulating cooperation between industry and public research sector. A key finding of the evaluation was that despite the different business models that SRIP chose, they performed well in executing their primary mission, and in numerous areas, they developed significant R&D projects. Nevertheless, their experiences were unfortunately insufficiently taken into consideration in forming strategic documents, including present Slovenia's recovery and resilience plan.

The project leader was Prof. Maja Bučar (FDV UL). From FM UP, the following two professors and researchers contributed to the project, Prof. Borut Likar and Assist. Peter Štrukelj, who focused on the evaluation of SRIP Health - Medicine.

The link to the final Evaluation report is available HERE.

In the period 2017-2022, the research group also published the following analyses and publications:

  • Quantitative analysis of strategic research and innovation partnerships (2022)
  • Recommendations for upgrading research-development and innovation system in the direction of stimulating cooperation between SRIP and public research organizations (2020)
  • Evaluation of cooperation between science and industry (2020, scientific monograph)
  • Intermediate monitoring and evaluation of SRIP performance in the period 2017-2019 (2019, intermediate report)



 Prof. Borut Likar                                                   Assist. Peter Štrukelj



Thursday, December 15, 2022 | FM | International Cooperation

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