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Mind the Science and Technology Skills Gap

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This policy brief shows new evidence on the causes of the S&T skills gap in European regions. It highlights that the S&T skills gap is mainly due to shortages of capabilities that are crucial to support the innovation and growth of firms and the other actors of the regional system, including university and government. From these findings, ad hoc policy implications upon the development of innovation capabilities and skills for the European Research Strategy and Innovation agenda are proposed and future research issues identified.

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  • Maria del Sorbo & Fernando Hervás Soriano, 2013. "Mind the Science and Technology Skills Gap," JRC Working Papers JRC83766, Joint Research Centre (Seville site).
  • Handle: RePEc:ipt:iptwpa:jrc83766
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    Science and Technology skills gap; innovation; research;

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