Industrial Research and Innovation Industrial Research and Innovation

The Economics of Industrial Research & Innovation (IRI) is a scientific action carried out within the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), one of the seven scientific institutes of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).

The action aims at providing EU policy-makers and the business and academic communities with robust empirical evidence and analysis on the contribution of private-sector R&D to the growth and employment of the European economy. Read more

Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Enterprise Dynamics. Paris, 8-9 December 2014 Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Enterprise Dynamics. Paris, 8-9 December 2014

Entrepreneurship, innovation and enterprise dynamics are at the core of technology development and growth. Comparative evidence on key drivers, patterns and trends, as well as framework conditions, and the way these shape entrepreneurship, innovation and enterprise dynamics is critical for the design of effective policies in support of employment and inclusive economic growth.

The OECD Working Party on Industry Analysis (WPIA) is promoting the use of comparative firm-level evidence for policy making and is organising this conference in collaboration with Small Business Economics (SBE), the Journal of Technology Transfer (JTT) and the European Commission Joint Research Centre "Institute for Prospective Technological Studies" (JRC- IPTS) to gather comparative cross-country evidence about:

• new business venture formation

• the role of framework conditions in fostering entrepreneurial activities

• the determinants and outcomes of firms' innovative activities

• business and innovation dynamics

• resource reallocation and growth

• determinants and patterns of post-entry firm growth performance.

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The EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard provides economic and financial data and analysis of the top corporate R&D investors from the EU and from abroad. It is based on company data extracted directly from each company's Annual Report.

The Scoreboard is published annually in order to provide a reliable, up-to-date benchmarking tool for comparisons between companies, sectors, and geographical areas, as well as to monitor and analyse emerging investment trends and patterns. Read more

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From 2006 it annually collects data from companies on current and expected changes in business R&D investment activities. It looks at the factors shaping industrial R&D, technology strategies and technology acquisition processes. It targets the top 1000 R&D investors from the EU. Read more

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The IPTS Working Papers on Corporate R&D and Innovation shed light on economic and policy questions related to industrial research and innovation and their contribution to the European competitiveness.

Mainly addressed to policy analysts and the academic community, these are scientific papers (policy relevant, highlighting possible policy implications) and early-stage scientific publications. Read more

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Policy Briefs aim at presenting the results of IRI scientific work to a policy audience, to promote exchange and discussion that ultimately would lead to a reinforced evidence-based policy support.

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 New event on 05 June 2014  in Brussels 29 May, 2014
 3rd IRIMA workshop on the Internationalisation of Corporate R&D and Innovation

 One new technical report 13 March, 2014
 How do companies 'perceive' their intangibles? New statistical evidence from the INNOBAROMETER 2013

 One new working paper 18 February, 2014
 On the giants' shoulders: Do FDI help to stand on them?

 Presentations of the Second IRIMA workshop now available here 17 January, 2014

 One new policy brief 15 January, 2014
 Financing R&D and Innovation for Corporate Growth: What new evidence should policymakers know?

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