Reform of Azerbaijan R&D and innovation system
On the basis of the R&D priority-setting exercise, institutional consultations and meetings, some reforms may be envisaged. For instance:
- Grouping some institutes of the National Academy of Sciences that have research activities around related/complementary areas, in order to mobilize research funds and avoid duplication. The Institute of Geology and the Institute of Geography could be grouped as a single Institute of Geology and Geography, for instance, and the Institute of Botany and the Botanical Garden could become the Institute of Botany;
- Creating under the Presidency of the National Academy of Sciences a new Department of Applied Sciences, Technology and Innovation, and assigning to this department some of the academy’s institutes working on applied research.