EBRD has been planning to strengthen and streamline its approach to support innovation and related policies in Turkey that builds on the experience accumulated through its investments in the corporate sector and policy engagement. According to the European Commission's Innovation Union Scoreboard, Turkey falls within the group of moderate innovators compared to EU average, which underlines the importance of strengthening innovation.
The main objectives of the Project implemented by Frankfurt School were to assist the EBRD (i) to identify potential areas for policy engagement with the Turkish Government, with the objective to promote innovation policies in line with best international experience, and (ii) to define an operational approach to streamline investments in innovation by mid- and large-cap companies across multiple sectors of the Turkish economy.
Frankfurt School and its partner experts carried out the following key activities:
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Regional Office Turkey, Caucasus and Central Asia