Document / search engine: ERA-LEARN: enabling systematic interaction with the P2P community
Framework project: Strengthening partnership programmes in Europe
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Website link: https://www.era-learn.eu/documents/era-learn-country-report-spain.pdf
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In summary, Spain‟s innovation performance is hampered by underinvestment both in public
and private R&D that affect both firms‟ and research organisations‟ absorptive capacity. In other
words, the relatively high number of graduates produced by Spanish universities does not get
absorbed by the private and public sector job demand. This is linked to the low R&D
investments both in private companies and the public sector that also suffers from lack of
demand, i.e.: no new jobs. Stronger cooperation between academia and businesses could
contribute to the diffusion of knowledge and help increase the presence of innovative firms.
Finally, Spain also suffers from weak coordination across government levels and insufficient
reliance on policy evaluation.
Countries/regions described/represented: Spain