Concordi-2015

 

5th European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation CONCORDi 2015. Industrial Research and Innovation: Evidence for Policy

The JRC has organised its fifth bi-annual European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation (CONCORDi) on 1-2 October 2015 in Seville, Spain. This year's theme on Industrial Research and Innovation: Evidence for Policy.

CONCORDi 2015 discussed the role of scientific analyses in the design and implementation of an EU industrial policy based on research, innovation and technological advancement.

Such discussion took place against the policy background of a renewed EU agenda to boost Jobs, Growth and Investment as highlighted in Juncker Commission's top priorities and to the related 'Industrial Policy' agenda.

In order to ensure policy relevant outcomes of the conference, academic contributions were focused on topics the relevance of which is supported by empirical evidence.

A re-assessment of the relevant policy agenda, both of its conceptual remits (topics and policy questions-problems to address) and of its main actors, was discussed by over one hundred and thirty international experts, based on recent evidence and research.

During the cocktail dinner organised on 1st of October, the best paper presented to the conference was awarded.

A policy brief based on CONCORDi 2015 has been published. Link. The policy brief addresses the results of the fifth European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation CONCORDi 2015, on 'Industrial Research and Innovation: evidence for policy'. Taking stock from the underlined background issues, the document presents the main evidence-based insights for policy drawing upon the contributions and debates. It also highlights the main implications for industrial and innovation policies making and for the sicence-policy interface. A series of open questions for policy and evidence makers conclude the brief.