Public investment in research and innovation more important than ever, new study confirms

Thursday, 16 March, 2017
Public funding of research and innovation (R&I) acts as a catalyst to boost private R&I activities and overall economic growth, according to a report released today by the European Commission.

The study, which reviews existing empirical literature, underlines that the role of public R&I funding is especially important in light of today's rapidly changing and riskier innovation landscape.

Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation said: "The study demonstrates once again the importance of public investments in research and innovation. Such investments are necessary to boost excellent research and support new forms of radical, market-creating innovation often driven by digitalisation."

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