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Final set of reports published and project closed

The TRANSFORM project explored the conditions for transformative use of ICTs by European regions. It also looked into the ways in which such use can be measured and benchmarked. By introducing the notion of "transformative use of ICTs", the study tried to better explain one of the basic challenges affecting the European territory today, namely the persistence of marked regional disparities in exploiting the full potential of ICT. Our research suggests that boosting a region's capacity for transformative use of ICT implies the need to strengthen their Regional Innovation Culture.
The Final Report, now published in PDF format, summarises the key insights obtained through the research conducted. The document also includes recommendations to various target groups, including policy-makers at regional and EU level.
"Final Report"

Also available is a Policy Brief which has been written, in particular, for people involved in the formulation of policies for development of the knowledge-based economy and society at regional level.

Those interested can find other reports from the project in the "Publications/Results" section of this website. This includes the Regional Information Society Benchmarking System Report, which presents the elements of a suggested region-level IS benchmarking system; the TRANSFORM Indicators Manual; and the Synthesis Report containing our findings on the relation between regional innovation culture(s) and the transformative use of ICTs, mainly based on case studies in 12 selected EU regions.
The TRANSFORM website is now closed, i.e. will not be updated anymore. The website will, however, be maintained online for a number of years. If you want to get in touch with the former project team, please contact karsten dot gareis at empirica dot com.