Acronyms and abbreviations

ACEA

European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association

AoA

Academy of Arts

BERD

Business Enterprise Research and Development

CEIP

Council for Export and Investment Promotion

CIM

Inter-municipal communities

CoG

Centre of Government

CSTI

Council for Science, Technology and Innovation

DESI

European Commission’s Digital Economy and Society Index

DTF

Distance to frontier score

EC

European Commission

ECEI

European Cluster Excellence Initiative

EDF

US Steel Economic Development Centre

ERDF

European Regional Development Fund

ESCA

European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis

ESIF

European Structural and Investment Funds

EU

European Union

FAs

Foreign affiliates

FDI

Foreign direct investment

GDP

Gross domestic product

GFCF

Gross fixed capital formation

GVCs

Global value chains

HEIs

Higher education institutions

HRST

Human resources in science and technology

ICT

Information and communication technologies

ISIC

International Standard Industrial Classification of all economic activities

IP

Intellectual property

IPA

Investment promotion agency

IPEEK

Ipel Energy Enviromental Cluster

IPO

Industrial Property Office

IT

Information technologies

IÚT

Regional integrated territorial strategy

JEREMIE

Joint European Resources for Micro to Medium Enterprises

JMO

Joint municipal offices

LDD

Least Developed Districts

MBU

Matej Bel University

M&A

Mergers and acquisitions

MESRS

Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport

MHSR

Ministry of Economy

MIRRI

Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatisation

MNEs

Multinational enterprises

MoF

Ministry of Finance

MSMEs

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises

MZV

Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NBC

National Business Centres

NEET

Not in education, employment or training

NPC

National Productivity Council

NUTS

European nomenclature of territorial units for statistics

OPII

Operational Programme Integrated Infrastructure

OP R&I

Operational Programme Research and Innovation

PCT

Patent Co-operation Treaty

RA

Research Agency

RCI

European Regional Competitiveness Index

R&D

Research and development

RIA

Regulatory impact assessment

RIS3

Smart Specialisation Strategy

SARIO

Slovak Agency for Investment and Trade

SAS

Slovak Academy of Science

SBA

Slovak Business Agency

SCCI

Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry

SCTI

Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information

SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals

S&T

Science and technology

SIEA

Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency

SMEs

Small and medium-sized enterprises

SOPK

Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry

SPEs

Special Purpose Entities

SRDA

Slovak Research and Development Agency

SWOT

Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats analysis

TUKE

Technical University of Košice

TUZVO

Technical University in Zvolen

UFVL

University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy

UPJŠ

Pavol Jozef Šafárik University

WB

World Bank

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