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The first ever complete picture on philanthropic support to Research and Innovation in Europe

14 December 2015, Brussels

The European Foundations for Research and Innovation (EUFORI) Study quantifies and assesses the financial support by foundations and their policies for research and innovation in the European Union, makes a comparative analysis between the EU Member States, and identifies trends and the potential for future developments in this sector. The result is a first comprehensive mapping of the overall financial contributions of foundations supporting research and innovation across Europe.

One of the most salient conclusions of the study is that foundations account for at least 5 billion euros in annual investment in research and innovation. Next to government and businesses, foundations as such fulfill an important complementary role in financing and stimulating research and innovation. However, the foundation landscape is fragmented and assets are concentrated in a relatively small amount of organizations. This raises interesting questions about institutional barriers between actors financing research and innovation, but also about what can be achieved were these institutional barriers to be overcome. Join us for a debate on the outcome of this study.


If you are interested in attending this event, please inform Ms Sibel Serbest


Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities