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
The European Commission JRC-IPTS is organising the 5th European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation CONCORDi 2015 next 1-2 October 2015. The conference will focus on industrial research and innovation: evidence for policy. It will discuss the role of scientific analyses in the design and implementation of an EU industrial policy based on research, innovation and technological advancement.
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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
Previous Scoreboards by year:
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.
Last published documents (See all):
NEW working paper 13 April, 2015
Determinants of R&D offshoring
Joint EC-OECD REPORT 16 March, 2015
World Corporate Top R&D Investors: Innovation and IP bundles
Working Paper 20 February, 2015
R&D profitability: the role of risk and Knightian uncertainty
Paper published on 'Research Policy' 18 February, 2015
The production function of top R&D investors: Accounting for size and sector heterogeneity with quantile estimations
Publication 04 December, 2014
The 2014 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard
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