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While the importance of research and technology development has long been recognised in policy, the focus of attention is increasingly shifting to innovation as the intended outcome of research activities. Key questions in this context are how to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of research and innovation (R&I) support programmes – notably in terms of the commercialisation of the results – and how to improve the framework conditions for innovation in general, i.e. creating an “innovation culture” within the R&I system. Increasingly, innovation is seen as a horizontal issue that is cross-cutting different policy domains, such as research, education, economic and infrastructure policy. These considerations are detailed in the European Commission’s Europe 2020 strategy and in the “Innovation Union” Communication. The Commission sees an “Innovation Union”, one of the seven flagships of the Europe 2020 Strategy, as key to achieving the goals of a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy set out in this vision.

empirica has a deep understanding of R&I systems and policies, gained in many years of research about different fields of technological innovation. empirica provides research and consulting services for analysing a broad area of issues related to R&I systems and policies. Our expertise is in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis as well as organising and moderating expert workshops and conferences. 

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EPIRIA - Evaluation of Pertinence and Impact of Research...

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EPIRIA was a study commissioned by DG Connect and DG Research to technopolis www.technopolis-group.com and empirica. The study analysed the...

Study on research and innovation systems concluded - results...

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empirica, together with Dialogic (Netherlands) and the University of Applied Sciences North-Western Switzerland, concluded a study about "policies...

Study on business model innovations concluded - results...

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Co-ordinated by empirica, the University of Applied Sciences North-Western Switzerland (FHNW) concluded a study about "the need for innovations in...

eResearch2020 Workshop held on 24.02.2010. Study findings...

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The findings of the empirica-led study eResearch2020 – The Role of eInfrastructures in the Creation of Globel Virtual Research Communities - were...

Understanding and measuring transformative use of ICTs in...

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The TRANSFORM project, coordinated by empirica, explored the conditions for transformative use of ICTs by European regions. It also looked into the...

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