Research Priorities and Their Impact on the National Innovation System

  • Cristina Flesia
Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)


The GCC countries are facing a concerted challenge when it comes to shifting from oil-based to knowledge-based societies that can stimulate economic growth and new, high-quality employment opportunities. The ability to achieve scientific excellence while also establishing linkages to innovative activities is greatly important in that context. Research-based innovation is directly relevant to business innovation and to the ability of companies to establish and renew themselves in the rapidly evolving markets that generate the highest value added. It is not possible to rely squarely on imports of research results from elsewhere.


Bilateral Cooperation Research Priority Subject International Collaborative Programme Infectious Disease Diagnostics Community Energy System 
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This chapter has been authored by Cristina Flesia. Input was provided by various colleagues of the INCONET-GCC project.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of FerraraFerraraItaly

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