VARIO is given a role in the policy note Economy, Science Policy and Innovation.
The policy note Economy, Science Policy and Innovation 2019-2024 was submitted to the Flemish Parliament by Minister Crevits last Friday 8th of November. Today, the Minister explained the note to the members of the Commission ‘Economy’. The discussion is scheduled for next Thursday.
VARIO notes with satisfaction that its advisory reports have not gone unnoticed. For example, VARIO's recommendations on attracting and anchoring international top talent and innovative high-growth companies with impact are explicitly mentioned as the starting point for drawing up new initiatives. Also the recommendations concerning Flanders' Space, value creation through cooperation and the VARIO campaign on mission-oriented innovation policy have found their way into the new policy plans.
VARIO can also expect new requests for advice, including one on the development of a set of indicators and one on the optimal involvement of citizens, civil society and smaller companies in the ecosystem for science and innovation and in the development of a quadruple helix and mission-oriented innovation policy.
Video commission meeting Flemish Parliament (in Dutch)