Studies and reports leading to the mission-oriented approach for Horizon Europe

To support the development of a mission-oriented approach, the Commission has engaged research and innovation policy experts and commissioned a number of studies.

In all cases, the views expressed reflect the opinion of the author and may not in any circumstances be regarded as stating an official position of the Commission.

Expert reports

ReportJuly 2019Research and Innovation

Governing Missions: Governing Missions in the European Union

Professor Mazzucato shares her views on implementing missions.
ReportFebruary 2018Research and Innovation

Mission-oriented research & innovation in the EU: A problem-solving approach to fuel innovation-led growth

Mazzucato argues that a mission-oriented policy is the instrument to reframe the way to tackle grand societal challenges.
StudyMarch 2018Research and Innovation

Mission-oriented research and innovation policy: A RISE perspective

The members of the RISE working group on Mission-oriented R&I policy provide their perspective on how such a policy could work at EU level
StudyMarch 2018Research and Innovation

Towards a mission-oriented research and innovation policy in the EU: An ESIR memorandum

Full Report and executive summary of the input on the economic rationale for missions from the ESIR expert group
ReportJuly 2017Research and Innovation

LAB – FAB – APP

Report of the independent High Level Group, also known as the Lamy Report, on maximising the impact of EU research and innovation programmes

Impact assessments, case studies and inventory of mission-oriented initiatives

The Joint Institute for Innovation Policy (JIIP) with its members have conducted 2 studies to support the development of a mission-oriented approach in European research and innovation.

These studies include an inventory and characterisation of past initiatives as well as an assessment of the impact a mission-oriented research and innovation approach would have.

StudyMay 2018Research and Innovation

Mission-oriented research and innovation: Inventory and characterisation of initiatives (Final report)

The study collects and analyses evidence of current and recent mission-oriented R&I initiatives in EU Member States and other major world economies.
StudyMay 2018Research and Innovation

Mission-oriented research and innovation: Assessing the impact of a mission-oriented research and innovation approach (Final report)

The study collects evidence to assess the potential impacts of mission-oriented R&I approaches.

As part of the work for these studies, a number of individual case studies were developed examining previous and current examples of mission-oriented research and innovation policies.

Mission-Oriented research and innovation policy: in-depth case studies