The EU-Wide Stakeholder Survey on the Most Recurrent Characteristics of Knowledge Ecosystems

The report on EU-Wide Stakeholder Survey on the Most Recurrent Characteristics of Knowledge Ecosystems has been done. It illustrates and analyses the results of a survey on the most recurrent characteristics of knowledge ecosystems, carried out involving 169 stakeholders across Europe, and in particular in the 9 participating partner regions within the ERA_FABRIC project. The purpose of this survey is to deepen understanding of regional research and innovation ecosystems across Europe as part of ERA_FABRIC’s mission to implement the ERA Hubs Concept. The survey’s aim was to collect European stakeholders’ perceptions of the success factors of their regional research and innovation ecosystems.

This particular document falls under analysis which focuses on ‘ERA Hubs as Knowledge Ecosystems’ where the task is to delve into the success factors of research and innovation ecosystems identified through the ‘Testing of the ERA Hub concept – pilot phase’ via a stakeholder survey.

Through this analysis, the aim is to further expand upon the results of the census of EU place-based research and innovation ecosystems, developed in a previous phase of the ERA_FABRIC project.

The main findings of this report provide valuable insights into the perspectives of stakeholders across Europe:

🗣 Collaboration and inclusivity across sectors are vital to maximise the impact of the ERA-Hub knowledge ecosystems concept on regional innovation and development.

🗣 There are difficulties when promoting and encouraging collaborations at the regional/

territorial level, particularly between actors involved in innovative processes.

🗣 Although at European level there are measures to actively include civic society, retain talents and foster collaboration, this is usually not the case on the regional level.

🗣 This survey stressed the importance of aligning research and innovation policies with the evolving needs and aspirations of stakeholders across Europe.

These results impact multi-level governance processes and connections towards other knowledge ecosystems, independently of regional or national borders.

The report will be available soon on our web.

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