OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: France 2014

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This report compares the performance of the French innnovation systems with that of other countries and presents the conclusions of interviews with 30 key actors in the French research and innovation system.  During the past ten years, this system has undergone profound changes, and the report highlights the governments plan to dynamise and reform the system.

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Overall assessment and recommendations

This chapter sets out the strategic issues facing the French research and innovation system today. It tracks its history, marked by the central role played by the State, particularly through the large research organisations, and looks at the effectiveness of this model in the current global and national economic context. It then summarises the main findings of the review in regard to human resources for innovation, the public sector research system, public-private knowledge transfers, corporate innovation policies, innovative entrepreneurship and overall governance of the system. Finally, it looks in more detail at the “Investments for the Future Programme”, a ten-year plan launched in 2010 to develop and transform the French research and innovation system.

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