Towards a Science, Technology & Innovation

This study examines the main features of science, technology and economic development in the Republic of Armenia and underlines the need for decision makers to take steps to ensure that S&T has a leading role in the national developmental strategies of the Armenian Government.

The author, Mr. Markku Markkula, discuses key components required to implement an effective innovation policy and provides recommendations encouraging the creation of a national innovation system that shifts towards a knowledgebased economy aiming to link science and technology development to the production sector.

This study was carried out within the framework of UNESCO’s Medium-Term Strategic Programme Objective to foster policies and capacity-building in science, technology and innovation.

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