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Investigating the Impact of the Innovation Union

Objective

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 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 objective of this project is to deliver a system of assessment for the 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 specific tasks that project sets out to undertake to achieve this are:
1) Data collection and identification of mechanisms;
2) Developing theoretical and econometric models in order to estimate the impact of the commitments;
3) Developing a conceptual model of the innovation system, leading to a reference tool on which the impact analysis of the commitments individually and as a whole will be based, and which will also play a role of interface between the assessments of the commitments impact and the macro sectoral econometric work.
4) A quantitative analysis of the commitments by use of the NEMESIS model, which is an existing macro-structural econometric model, but which will be modified and extended for the tasks at hand;
5) An ex-ante and ex-post policy assessment of the economic effects of the Innovation Union at European, national and regional levels;
6) To present policy conclusions and recommendations on the validation or the efficiency of the policies implemented.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/quantitative analysis
  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/public policy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/econometrics

Call for proposal

H2020-INSO-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 480 500

Participants (8)

ISTITUTO DI STUDI PER L'INTEGRAZIONE DEI SISTEMI (I.S.I.S) - SOCIETA'COOPERATIVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 422 562,50
Address
Via Sistina 42
00187 Roma
Activity type
Other
SEURECO SOCIETE EUROPEENNE D'ECONOMIE SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 478 500
Address
9 Rue Du Chateaudun
75009 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WIENER INSTITUT FUR INTERNATIONALE WIRTSCHAFTSVERGLEICHE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 322 656
Address
Rahlgasse 3
1060 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 328 750
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 164 412,50
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZEW - LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUR EUROPAISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GMBH MANNHEIM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 295 312,50
Address
L 71, 1
68161 Mannheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
EKONOMSKI INSTITUT ZAGREB
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 98 750
Address
Trg J F Kennedy A 7
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
SZKOLA GLOWNA HANDLOWA W WARSZAWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 340 042,50
Address
Al Niepodleglosci 162
02 554 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments