In its final report, a small group of four high-level experts urges Europe’s leaders to take radical action on research and innovation “before it is too late” and calls for a Pact for Research and Innovation to be signed by political, business and social leaders to show their commitment to creating an Innovative Europe.
Remarkable growth in a small number of emerging Asian economies, led by China, is challenging the leadership of North America, Europe and Japan in research and development (R&D), according to the newly published UNESCO Science Report 2005.
The 2005 edition of World Knowledge Competitiveness Index (WKCI) is published today by Robert Huggins Associates. The WKCI conciders to be the only composite and relative measure of the knowledge economies of the world’s leading regions.
WASHINGTON, November 29, 2005 – The Board of Directors of the World Bank approved today a loan in the amount of US$60 million for a Knowledge Economy Project for Romania.
Geneva, 18 November 2005 — The second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society closed today after almost a week of intense negotiations, eight plenary sessions, 308 parallel events organized by 264 organizations and 33 press conferences attracting around 19’000 participants worldwide.
Finland is a country that has successfully transformed itself into a knowledge economy in a short time. The Finnish experience of the 1990s represents one of the few examples of how knowledge can become the driving force of economic growth and transformation.
Stimulating innovation is one of the most pressing items on the EU agenda. In the latest European Business Forum’s debate on innovation (Issue 22 – Autumn 2005) a panel of business people, academics, advisers and policymakers address the question: “Is Europe losing its innovative edge?”