This report assesses the current status of Hungary’s innovation system and policies, and identifies where and how the government should focus its efforts to improve the country's innovation capabilities. The report finds that the level of innovation activity and performance in Hungary has remained relatively low by international standards. This is attributable to both lagging innovation capabilities in the business sector and an insufficient contribution of public research organisations to the innovation system. There is a need for more stable governance of the innovation system and a more evidence-based approach to policy making in the area of science, technology and innovation policy.
Table of contents:
Overall Assessment and Recommendations Evaluation d'ensemble et recommandations Chapter 1. Economic Performance and Framework Conditions for Innovation -Econoimc Performance and Level of Innovative Activity -International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment -Structural Change -The Role of Innovation in Economic Development -Framework Conditions for Innovation -Performance in Science, Technology and Innovation in International Comparison Chapter 2. Innovation Actors in Hungary -The Business Sector -Public Research Organisations -Higher Education Institutions -Interactions and Linkages -Human Resources for S&T and Innovation -ICT in the Hungarian Society Chapter 3. The Role of Government -The Evolution of Hungary's Science, Technology and Innovation Policy -Governance and Policy Mix -Funding of Innovation -Strategic Tasks of Innovation Policy: A Functional Assessment Abbreviations and Acronyms References Acknowledgements