Report on the benchmarking process for regional innovation strategies and policies

EURO-COOP is one of eight projects which are funded under the 6th Framework Programme for Research and its special programme on Regional Innovation Strategies, including new tools and approaches, under the strand for innovation policy impact assessment and benchmarking at the regional level. All of these projects aim at developing an innovation policy impact assessment system to improve the measurement of various impacts of innovation policy-making at the regional level. In each project, several regions take part in the development and implementation of impact assessment methods and benchmarking indicators. The work undertaken in EURO-COOP will contribute to the objectives of the eight projects but will additionally focus specifically on the needs of the regions that take part in the project.