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The new report analyses industrial property strategies of the world’s top R&D investors The new report analyses industrial property strategies of the world’s top R&D investors
Sep 29 2017

The ‘digital transformation’ originally affected companies that mainly operated in ICT-related sectors, but it now touches all aspects of our economies and societies.

This is reflected in a new JRC-OECD report, which finds that the largest industrial R&D investors play a leading role in the development of digital technologies. These investors own about 75% of global ICT-related patents, while only 25% of them actually operate in the ICT sector.

The Commission has published the 2016 edition of the RIO reports. The Commission has published the 2016 edition of the RIO reports.
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Jun 14 2017
The European Commission's Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO) at the Joint Research Centre has published the 2016 edition of the RIO reports, which assess the evolution of the research and innovation systems at country level and identify key challenges.
The EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard collects companies' key R&D and economic indicators The EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard collects companies' key R&D and economic indicators
©EU, 2016
Dec 01 2016
The 2016 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, published on 1 December by the European Commission, shows that EU companies invested €188.3bn in Research & Development (R&D) in the fiscal year 2015/2016.
Graphic of entrepreneurship The JRC's "Entrepreneurship and Scale-up Indices (ESIS)" report assesses the EU countries according to the framework conditions that affect the creation and growth of businesses, including scale-up companies.
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Nov 28 2016

What type of support do EU countries offer firms to foster their creation and growth? Are the existing ecosystems comparable across the EU? Could EU countries learn from each other? These were the main questions posed in a research project on Entrepreneurship and Scale-up Indices (ESIS), the results of which have just been published by the JRC.

Vladimir Šucha, JRC Director-General and Elena Santiago Cid, Director General of CEN and CENELEC signing the agreement On 20 October 2016, Vladimir Šucha, JRC Director-General and Elena Santiago Cid, Director General of CEN and CENELEC signed the renewed cooperation agreement on behalf of their institutions.
©EU, 2016
Oct 21 2016
A renewed cooperation agreement between the organisations will further enhance the exchange of knowledge and expertise between scientific research and European standardisation.
The RIO Country Reports are complemented with executive summaries that put forward main challenges of the respective research and innovation systems and list the main policy changes. The RIO Country Reports are complemented with executive summaries that put forward main challenges of the respective research and innovation systems and list the main policy changes.
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Jul 18 2016

These country reports provide a wealth of knowledge by detailing the policy developments in the R&I area at national level, analysing the level of public and private funding for R&D.

Aerial shot of people at a table at a work High level of product market regulation is by far the biggest obstacle to foreign R&D investors, followed by employment protection legislation.
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Jun 08 2016

Multinational companies choose to locate to countries with greater market potential, head-start opportunities, and openness to trade, but worry less about taxes or the costs of starting a business.

Aluminium making process Primary aluminium production is energy intensive process which requires considerably more energy than that used to produce the same amount of steel.
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Mar 03 2016

Adopting innovative technological solutions – currently in early research phase – instead of following a conservative technology development path could slash the direct greenhouse gasses (GHG) emissions of aluminium production by 66% and reduce the associated energy consumption by 21%.

KETs comprise micro/nano electronics, nanotechnology, photonics, advanced materials, industrial biotechnology and advanced manufacturing systems. KETs comprise micro/nano electronics, nanotechnology, photonics, advanced materials, industrial biotechnology and advanced manufacturing systems.
©EU, 2015
Jan 26 2016

A first-time analysis finds that key enabling technologies (KETs) – such as nano electronics or industrial biotechnologies – directly boost EU regions’ growth, particularly those which lag behind in innovation.

CONCORDi's conferences aim at bridging science and policy-making. CONCORDi's conferences aim at bridging science and policy-making.
©EU, 2015
Oct 02 2015

CONCORDi 2015, JRC's biennial European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation, has put its focus on identifying sound evidence-based approaches to inform industrial research and innovation policies.

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