New Research Project to Investigate the Innovation Union

The project named Investigating the Impact of the Innovation Union (I3U) will be carried out over the coming 36 months. It is the first Horizon2020 Project at UiO.

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Strenghtening the European innovative potential

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.

Innovation has been placed at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy.

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 I3U Project

This new project of which TIK is part of intends to deliver a system of assessment for the Innovation Union policy commitments.

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 work package focusing on human capital and research policy effects of the new EU policy. The responsible parties at TIK will be Professors Fulvio Castelacci and Magnus Gulbrandsen.

Coordinator for the Project as a Whole is Universiteit Maastricht.


Published Oct. 3, 2014 10:28 AM - Last modified Nov. 12, 2014 2:13 PM