23.05.2011 - 24.05.2011 | Moscow, Russia

International Training Workshop: R&D and Innovation Statistics - presentations now available

The event took place in Moscow on May 23-24 and aimed to promote recent international experiences in R&D and Innovation Statistics – with a special emphasis on Eastern European and Central Asian Area. The Workshop brought together statisticians and S&T policy makers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
Leading European Institutions such as: Center for Social Innovation, Austria; Federal Science Policy Office, Belgium; Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD; Italian National Institute of Statistics; Institute for Statistics, UNESCO and HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge were presented by their experts.

The Workshop objectives were:

  • to present recent international experiences and trends regarding science, technology and innovation policy-relevant indicators;
  • to promote the use of R&D indicators to support evidence-based S&T and innovation policy making;
  • to train statisticians from EECA countries to apply the Frascati standard indicators and to conduct the Oslo Manual based surveys examining the nature and impacts of innovation in the business sector;
  • to share experience of other developing countries in the field of R&D and innovation statistics, and to address the problems that countries may have encountered in collecting S&T data;
  • to bring forward the draft generic proposal through defining next steps (as no funding opportunity was identified till the moment the country specific assessment is still a vivid starting point);
  • to generate initiatives related to good practices that might be relevant to other countries of the region.

The Workshop was jointly organised by HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (Russia) and the Centre of Social Innovation (Austria) within the IncoNet EECA  project, funded under the 7th EU RTD Framework Programme.


Workshop programme (in English / in Russian)