Regional Ecosystem Scoreboard Summary Report

The objective of the Regional Ecosystems Scoreboard is to identify, describe and capture the quality of the framework in regional ecosystems that can foster or eventually hinder the creation of dynamic cross-sectoral collaboration for innovation and entrepreneurship revealing both enabling and constraining mechanisms.

The Scoreboard is designed primarily for policy-makers responsible for regional, industrial and cluster policies but is not focused on measuring and ranking performance as in the case of other related regional scoreboards available at EU-level. Rather, the emphasis is on the conditions and on the dynamics that characterise the quality and nature of the regional ecosystem.

The Scoreboard covers all regions within the 28 EU Member States at the so-called NUTS 2 level or NUTS 1 level in the case of Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. It is organised around five key dimensions complemented with a horizontal sixth dimension of the quality of governance and sixteen sub-dimensions that determine the quality of conditions of regional ecosystems aiming at fostering regional innovation-driven entrepreneurship and structural change.

A copy of the report can be downloaded, here.

Photo credit: http://www.colourbox.com. Material used in the preparation of this article has been drawn from Kooperation International.

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