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  • Reflections on missions in the European ninth Framework Programme for RTD

    In order to contribute to the discussion on how missions could be implemented in the European 9th framework programme for RTD, the Flemish administration and its stakeholders want to provide some reflections on these matters, being modest in their ambition as many different, potentially conflicting perspectives influence the debates.This papers presents general principles that should guide the discussion on missions (section 1), followed by a number of concrete suggestions for their implementation (section 2).
  • STI in Flanders : Science, Technology & Innovation. Policy & Key Figures - 2017

    Deze Engelstalige publicatie geeft een totaaloverzicht van de essentiële beleidslijnen over wetenschap, technologie en innovatie, inclusief de belangrijkste indicatoren en cijfers in Vlaanderen. De publicatie biedt een helikopterzicht op het Vlaams innovatie eco-systeem in een internationaal vergelijkende context. // The aim of the publication is to present in depth information on Science, Technology and Innovation policy in Flanders, display important figures or indicators, describe the broad context and the performance of the research and innovation landscape, and list the main actors as well as public entities in the field of R&D and innovation.
  • Flemish position paper on the European ninth Framework Programme for RTD

    Flemish position paper on the European ninth Framework Programme for RTD

    The next, ninth FP (FP9) concerns many national/regional stakeholders, has an important impact on the science and innovation performance of a country/region by the funding volume and underlying principles that express common values shared by the member states of the European Union, the European Commission and the associated countries. Hence, the Flemish Department of Economy, Science and Innovation took the lead in organising its stakeholders to prepare a common position paper on FP9. In this paper, we make clear which general principles are important for us, but we do not want to “hide behind the headlines”1 and hence, propose some ideas on how to implement these principles or to tackle urgent issues.
  • Flemish Education in figures 2015 - 2016

    Flemish Education in figures 2015 - 2016

    The publication gives a statistical overview of the Flemish education for the school and academic year 2015-2016. The information is available by education level and presented in tables and graphs.
  • bio-based industrial production

    Sustainable use of and value creation from renewable raw materials for bio-based industrial production such as biomaterials and green chemicals in Flanders - Abstract

    In 2012 a study was carried out at the request of the Department of Economy, Science and Innovation on the state of play of the bio-based economy (BBE) in Flanders in terms of quality and, wherever possible, in terms of quantity. This study also formulated policy recommendations for stimulating the further transition of the bio-based economy with increased focus on bio-based materials and chemicals, smaller production volumes and higher economic added value, and more employment. The results showed that the bio-based industry in Flanders is still limited, but growing. By updating the available figures this study aims to give a quantitative assessment of today’s bio-based economy in Flanders and to analyse trends, if any. In addition, changes and emphases in the current policy environment (Flemish and EU) as well as regional and international trends are discussed in greater detail.