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I3U - Investigating the Impact of the Innovation Union

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About the project

Innovation has been placed at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy aimed at facing major structural changes, the increase of global competition and the current crisis, and to tackle major societal challenges such as climate change, energy and resource scarcity, health and ageing.

The Innovation Union programme of the EU has the main objective to strengthen the European innovative potential, and sets 13 general objectives and 34 specific (policy) commitments associated to the objectives, and aimed at stimulating innovation.

The approach starts from the evaluation of the state of achievement of the individual commitments, but puts crucial emphasis on their effects in the innovation system as a whole, as well as on the economy-wide effects of innovation. The basic idea is to retrace the entire chain of effects of the commitments, from their implementation to their final impact in terms of competitiveness, growth or employment..

The TIK Centre will be coordinating one WP focusing on human capital and research policy effects of the new EU policy. The responsible parties at TIK will be Professors Fulvio Castellacci and Magnus Gulbrandsen. Coordinator for the project as a whole is Universiteit Maastricht.

Read more on the international project website.

Objectives

This project intends to deliver a system of assessment for the Innovation Union policy Commitments.

Financing

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 645884. EU flag

Cooperation

Coordinator

  • UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT, Netherlands

Participants

  • ISTITUTO DI STUDI PER L'INTEGRAZIONE DEI SISTEMI SC, Italy
  • SEURECO SOCIETE EUROPEENNE D'ECONOMIE SARL, France
  • WIENER INSTITUT FUR INTERNTIONALE WIRTSCHAFTSVERGLEICHE, Austria
  • UNIVERSITETET I OSLO, Norway
  • UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES, Belgium
  • ZENTRUM FUER EUROPAEISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GmbH, Germany
  • EKONOMSKI INSTITUT ZAGREB, Croatia
  • SZKOLA GLOWNA HANDLOWA W WARSZAWIE, Poland
Published Sep. 22, 2015 2:40 PM - Last modified Sep. 22, 2015 2:41 PM