7.2.3Narrative accompanying the indicatorset of science and innovation

In order to draw up a high-quality and meaningful monitoring tool for science and innovation, the starting point must be the policy objectives. Critical success factors lie at the basis of these policy objectives. The various objectives are bundled into the following building blocks:

  1. Sufficient resources for science and innovation
  2. Talent is crucial for a knowledge-based society
  3. Science and knowledge as foundations
  4. Knowledge, innovation and production skills of companies
  5. Linkages between science and innovation actors
  6. An open and international Flanders
  7. A favourable environmental framework for science and innovation

The narrative (the motivation) behind the choice of indicators is given below for each building block.