Policies and Measures to foster the market uptake of innovations
Demand-side innovation policy tools and measures, for example legislation that increases consumer confidence in innovations, safety regulations, standards, labels and public procurement of innovations, complement public funding schemes (e.g. research and development grants, loans and tax credits) that are called "supply-side innovation policy tools" and are intended to support, enable or increase the uptake of innovations.
Creating effective links between demand-side with supply-side tools is an opportunity for the EU, all Member States, and in many cases, also regions, in order to increase the impact and efficiency of the innovation ecosystem. For that reason, the European Commission has launched an Action Plan to boost demand for innovations. Public authorities can apply various policies that could foster the uptake of innovations.
Where can you get more information?
Find more on Demand-side policies:
- Report of the Independent Expert group on R&D and Innovation appointed following the Hampton Court Summit and chaired by Mr. Esko Aho, January 2006
- OECD: Demand-side Innovation Policies, 17 May 2011
- Review of Policy Measures to Stimulate Private Demand for Innovation . Concepts and Effects, Nesta / Jakob Edler, November 2013
- Inno Policy Trendchart/Erawatch thematic report: Trends and Challenges in Demand-side Innovation Policies in Europe , 26 October 2011
- OECD: Intelligent Demand: Policy Rationale, Design and Potential Benefits, 2014
- Nachfrageorientierte Innovationspolitik , IFO-Institut / Oliver Falck / Simon Wiederhold, Februar 2013 (in German)
- Developing an evaluation and progress methodology to underpin the intervention logic of the Action Plan to Boost Demand for European Innovations, Technopolis Group, 2013
- INNO GRIPS Mini Study 11: Demand-led innovation , Prof. Ian Miles, March 2010
For further information, send your request to the unit Innovation Policy for Growth of the Directorate General Enterprise and Industry