Assessment and recommendations (OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation: Basque Country, Spain 2011)

Innovation is increasingly seen as the main source of growth for stronger, cleaner, fairer economies. This has been highlighted in recent key reports and strategies, such as the OECD Innovation Strategy and Europe's Innovation Union. This broader approach has resulted in a renewed reflection on what innovation is and is used for. It also leads to a greater recognition of the importance of innovation for regional governments to support their social and economic development needs.
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