The Research and Innovation Policy Monitoring Programme (TIPS Programme) has been commissioned by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research. The programme provides high quality research competencies for policymaking and strategic development of Estonian research, development and innovation (RDI) policy.
The programme fosters cooperation between government offices, universities and the private sector and increases the role of science and research as a supporter of the Estonian economy. The research activities of the programme lead to policy recommendations for implementation of the current Estonian RDI strategy (2007-2013) and for designing both the new Estonian RDI strategy (2014-2020) and policy measures.
The researchers from the University of Tartu and Tallinn University of Technology in cooperation with other research institutions, government offices and business representatives implement the programme.