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Implementation of the OECD - European Commission collaboration

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Expected outcome: Novel methods to identify innovative start-ups working on green and digital sectors. Revamped analysis of how the COVID-19 and economic crisis has affected the business dynamics of innovative start-ups. Improved and expanded cross-country evidence on R&D tax credits and other forms of public support to business R&D.

Expected impact: Increased knowledge-sharing on the European innovative start-ups ecosystem in the context of the New Industrial Strategy and the Green Deal. Greater understanding of the whole life cycle of innovative start-ups, from entry based on academic research to exit through mergers and acquisitions. Greater understanding of how the policy environment affects the resilience of innovative ecosystems across countries. More solid understanding of the impact and effectiveness of public support for innovation.

Scope: The Commission and the OECD will exploit synergies between their respective strands of work on monitoring and analysing R&I funding, policies and their impact. The collaboration includes a number of priority areas. The first part of the grant will broaden the evidence and understanding of the lifecycle of start-ups (including the role of public research) and analyse the innovative start-ups landscape in the context of COVID-19.

The second part will support further analytical work on public support for innovation. This will produce key evidence to underpin further EU policies in these areas.

Funding rate: 100%