In the context of the Lisbon strategy and the Barcelona targets, the Luxembourg government intends to increase the level of public spending n R&D from about 50M€ in 2005 to 220 M€ by 2009 and to concentrate the budget increase on a limited number of promising re-search areas on the basis of clearly stated strategic and operational objectives. The purpose of the first national foresight in Luxembourg, conducted in 2006-2007, was to inform policy-makers and provide direction for the definition of these national research priorities.
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The Dutch Board for the Hotel and Catering Industry developed an online innovation database with innovations currently available for the hospitality sector. However, due to the large amount of new products, services, processes and business models identified there is no overview. In addition, the database is centered on innovations already available within the hospitality sector, while the large part of innovation origins from related sectors. The further development of the innovation database questions a wider view on several sectors to conduct an overview of the major developments in innovation within the hospitality sector.
This first-ever foresight initiative in Bulgaria was developed for the purpose of introducing the use of foresight as a tool for policy development at national, regional and sectoral level. The aim was to adapt foresight techniques and methodological frameworks to the Bulgarian environment. This was achieved by implementing two foresight pilots in the fields of:
- e-Government, as well as
- Agriculture & Biotechnology.