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
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.
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.
Last published documents (See all):
Policy Brief 17 November, 2014
Innovation, competitiveness and growth without R&D? Analysis of corporate R&D investment - A country approach: Italy
Working Paper 29 October, 2014
Intangible Investments and Innovation Propensity. Evidence from the Innobarometer 2013
Policy Brief 27 October, 2014
Boosting the EU's Attractiveness to International R&D International R&D Investments: What Matters? What Works?
Summary Report of the Third IRIMA Workshop is now available 30 September, 2014
One new working paper 30 September, 2014
The hidden costs of R&D collaboration