This action will support the continuation of an activity which is aimed at the development and regular production of composite indicators on research and innovation performance, and notably the Innovation Output Indicator, which was developed at the request of the European Council and the Research Excellence Indicator, which is being used in the monitoring of progress towards the European Research Area and to determine eligibility for the Horizon 2020 'Spreading excellence and widening participation' actions. It will also support econometric analyses on firm level data to evaluate e.g. the effect of innovation on growth, competitiveness and employment and the impact of the EU's funding programmes.
The standard evaluation criteria, thresholds, weighting for award criteria and the maximum rate of co-financing for this type of action are provided in parts D and H of the General Annexes.
This grant will be awarded without call for proposals in line with Article 190(1)(e) of the Rules of applications of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 966/2012, Regulation No 1268/2012 and Article 11(2) of the Rules for participation and dissemination in ""Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)"", Regulation (EU) No 1290/2013.