Assessment report 2016-2017 on the scientific policy in the Walloon Region and in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation


The report is performed by the Conseil wallon de la Politique Scientifique (CPS). One of the tasks of the CPS is to assess every two years the scientific policy in the Walloon Region.

Seven assessment reports had been performed so far (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016).

After an introduction which presents the strengths and weaknesses of the R&D and innovation system, the report presents the assessment of the scientific policies and gives a series of recommendations regarding human resources, the governance of R&D aid, the valorisation of the results of research and the promotion of research and innovation in SME's. The assessment performed by the CPS is based on an analysis of the Walloon innovation and research system, as well as on a statement of public spending in the field of R&D and of the policies conducted during the last two years in Wallonia and in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.