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How to encourage industry to participate in government innovation programmes?

November 9, 2015

Industry participation in government research funding programme is necessary in order to deliver innovation to the market. However, studies show that innovative companies are reluctant to participate in such programme, often perceived as bureaucratic. In the context of a EU study, we’re now looking (among other things) at factors that stimulate industry participation. What are, in your opinion, the best examples of government research programme that are able to attract industry? What are the key features of programmes that are able to attract business? Is burocracy really the main obstacle?  We look forward to hearing your ideas!