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During its meeting of 10 December 2019, VARIO discussed the work programme for 2020. VARIO plans to finalise the advisory report  'Roadmap to the Top 5 innovative knowledge regions' in spring. The process of drawing up a set of high-quality indicators for science and innovation, that was started in 2019, will also be continued. In 2020 VARIO will furthermore focus on the Sustainable Development Goals and societal challenges and the role that a mission-oriented innovation policy and the quadruple helix play in these. A thorough analysis of the importance of foreign R&D centres for Flanders is still on the programme. This advisory report will focus on how we can retain existing R&D centres and attract new ones.

More details on the work programme for 2020 will be available here soon.