Public consultation on demand-side policies to spur European industrial innovations in a global market
The aim of the public consultation is to gather inputs from stakeholders on the scope of possible future EU-level actions in demand-side policies for industrial innovation policy.
All public authorities, organisations, businesses and citizens are welcome to contribute to this consultation.
Period of consultation
From 14 June 2012 to 23 September 2012
Objective of the consultation
As Europe (at EU, Member States and regional levels) now has some initial experience in demand-side policies and the political and economic priorities are clear, the leverage potential of using these policies increases and more sectors could benefit from them. A menu of policy tools is in place but can be further elaborated. There is room and need for tailoring tools and support mechanisms by market sector.
The Commission is therefore calling for ideas for potential new policy measures and focus areas for future targeted demand-side innovation actions at EU level, to enable faster uptake of innovations and to create a better environment for creating innovations in order to maintain the value and business investments in Europe.
How to submit your contribution
We welcome contributions from public authorities, organisations, businesses and citizens.
Received contributions will be published on the European Commission web site. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.
The consultation is being launched only in electronic form via the interactive policy-making tool. If you leave the questionnaire for 90 minutes without activity, your countribution will not be saved due to a time-out. Taking this into account, you are strongly advised to download the PDF file of the questionnaire and prepare your contribution beforehand. The PDF file can be found in the interactive policy-making tool, PDF icon in the top right-hand corner.
In the interests of transparency¹, organisations (including, for example, NGOs, trade associations and commercial enterprises) are invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct.
If you represent a registered organisation, please indicate your Register ID number in the relevant field in the questionnaire. Your contribution will then be considered as representing the views of your organisation. If your organisation is not registered, you have the opportunity to register now. Responses from non-registered organisations will be published separately.
¹ The Commission asks organisations who wish to submit comments in the context of public consultations to provide the Commission and the public at large with information about whom and what they represent. If an organisation decides not to provide this information, it is the Commission's stated policy to list the contribution as part of the individual contributions. (Consultation Standards, see COM (2002) 704 and Communication on ETI Follow-up, see COM (2007) 127 of 21/03/2007)
Please submit your response to this public consultation by 6 September at the latest.
View the consultation document
View the questionnaire
Unit: Policy Development for Industrial Innovation, DG Enterprise and Industry
Phone number: +32 2 29 58118