JRC News

  1. 6 Mar 2015

    At the opening of a JRC conference on smart specialisation today, the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Creţu said that research areas must be coupled with the economic exploitation of new ideas and permanent questioning on how to do new, better and different things.

  2. 25 Feb 2015

    How technology transfer activities can help EU industry and manufacturing SMEs to adopt advanced and clean manufacturing technologies was the main question of today's workshop, organised by the JRC in cooperation with the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA).

  3. 13 Feb 2015

    The joint Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG Regional and Urban Policy) and JRC's Smart Specialisation Platform is the main tool to support regional and national authorities in designing their related strategies.

  4. 6 Feb 2015

    Covering all rural and urban areas in the EU, the new European settlement map created by the JRC provides the first comprehensive overview of all built-up areas in Europe.

  5. 4 Dec 2014

    Investment in research and development by companies based in the EU grew by 2.6% in 2013, despite the unfavourable economic environment. However, this growth has slowed in comparison to the previous year's 6.8%. It is also below the 2013 world average (4.9%), and lags behind companies based in the US (5%) and Japan (5.5%).

  6. 3 Oct 2014

    The Stairway to Excellence (S2E) project, launched today, will help new Member States optimise usage of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) and Horizon 2020 for research, development and innovation.

  7. 30 Jul 2014

    JRC analysis of EU human settlements, land-use and resource efficiency, as well as modelling work addressing options for urban and regional development have fed into the 6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion, released on 23 July by the European Commission.

  8. 25 Jun 2014

    The JRC and Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy co-organised a high-level event on scientific support to the Danube Strategy, aiming to foster synergies in economic, environmental and social issues.

  9. 29 May 2014

    The JRC and the Commission's Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology have just published a comprehensive guide for regional and national authorities to design strategic approaches to digital growth in the broader framework of their innovation activities. It also gives guidance on the pre-requisites for ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) and broadband investments using European Regional Development Funds, which are a part of the European Structural and Investment Funds.

  10. 11 Dec 2013

    The European Commission has adopted the JRC's first Work Programme for 2014-2015 under Horizon 2020, the new EU strategy to boost research and innovation. The programme is aligned with the European Union's policy priorities, such as overcoming the economic crisis, encouraging the use of renewable energy and tackling climate change.