The main objective of the workshop was to present and discuss some on-going research and initial results obtained in the framework of the first ("R&D investments as factors for firm's productivity gains, economic performance and job creation") strand of IRIMA's Work Package 2. Many of the presentations featured research on the EU Industrial R&D Scoreboard data, which is one of the main data sources for the IRIMA project. Empirical evidence obtained from the analysis of the link between R&D investments and firm performance (growth of sales, employment, profits, etc) using Scoreboard data and other European datasets were presented and discussed. The workshop was structured in three sessions and a final round table on topics of innovation policy, entrepreneurship promotion, and support for young firms.
03 Dec 2015