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  1. Stairway to Excellence (S2E)

    The Commission launched in 2014 the " Cohesion Policy and the synergies with the research  and development funds: the Stairway to Excellence (S2E)" project, managed by the Joint Research Centre within the Smart Specialisation Platform. The Stair ...

    24 July 2014

  2. Energy technology & innovation

    The EU currently depends on – mostly imported – fossil fuels for 80% of its energy needs, which is problematic in relation to climate change as well as security of energy supply. There is thus an urgent need for energy technology innovation with high perf ...

    30 April 2014

  3. Agricultural technological innovation

    The need for technological development in agriculture to achieve "sustainable intensification" is on the agenda of governments and international bodies. Innovation is also at the centre of the EU2020 strategy. New technologies and their adoption ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Industrial research and innovation

    Compared to main competitors like the US and Japan, Europe under-invests in its knowledge foundations, with a major gap in business R&D.  To overcome this gap, the EU has set the target of spending 3% of its GDP on R&D by 2020, with a major contri ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Science and Technology Studies

    As the EU relies on science, technology and innovation to secure its present and develop its future, reflecting on and anticipating societal impacts arising from current narratives embodied in EU policy is essential to ensure trust among citizens. Preside ...

    20 April 2015

  6. Research and Innovation Policies

    The JRC supports the development of the Innovation Union, as part of ensuring "smart growth" in the EU. Innovation Union policies must be based on robust analyses of up-to-date, reliable information, taking into consideration the interrelation b ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Measuring research & innovation

    Research and innovation are crucial in bringing about a return to competitiveness for Europe. More than simply overcoming the current crisis, the European Commission is committed to building a stable economy for the future based on smart sustainable growt ...

    03 November 2014

  8. A note on the impact evaluation of public policies: The counterfactual analysis

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report describing the policy evaluation framework and the different counterfactual analysis evaluation strategies: propensity score matching, regression discontinuity design, differences-in-differences and instrumenta ...

    30 April 2014

  9. EULA- End-User Licence Agreement- Satellite Remote Sensing Data

    JRC Technical and Research Report presenting the End User Licence Agreement (EULA) for the use of satellite remote sensing data products and services. Completion of the INSPIRE compliant JRC “End User Licence Agreement (EULA) for the use of satellite remo ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Composite Indicators of Research Excellence

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report exploring the possibility to develop a composite indicator of research excellence in Europe, in coherence with the orientations of the EU 2020 strategy and the Innovation Union initiative. Three alternative con ...

    30 April 2014

  11. Composite Indicators measuring the progress in the construction and integration of a European Research Area

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report addressing the development of a composite indicator to measure progress in the construction and integration of a European Research Area (ERA). The report combines economic and statistical expertise and presents ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Composite Indicators measuring structural change, to monitor the progress towards a more knowledge-intensive economy in Europe

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report exploring the possibility to develop a composite indicator of structural change towards a more knowledge-intensive economy in Europe, coherently with the orientations of the EU 2020 strategy and the Innovation ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Use of Interactive Plots and Tables for Robust Analysis of International Trade Data

    Article analysing international trade data through a robust approach for the identification of outliers and regression mixtures called Forward Search. The focus is on interactive tools developed to dynamically connect the information which comes from diff ...

    30 April 2014

  14. Total hip arthroplasty: State of the art, prospects and challenges

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report reviewing the historical development and the state-of-the-art of total hip arthroplasty from a biomedical engineering point of view, illustrating the motivation for the efforts to improve the quality of hip pro ...

    30 April 2014

  15. International workshop on socio-economic impacts of genetically modified crops co-organised by JRC-IPTS and FAO- Workshop proceedings

    This JRC Scientific and Technical report provides proceedings of the “International workshop on socio-economic impacts of genetically modified (GM) crops” which was co-organised by JRC-IPTS and FAO in Seville on 23-24 November 2011. JRC-IPTS has been requ ...

    30 April 2014

  16. A Novel Three-Dimensional Subsurface Radar Imaging Technique.

    Abstract not available FORTUNY Guasch Joaqu Im 2002 Articles in Journals Joint Research Centre Corporate Activities Energy and transport Innovation and growth innovation remote sensing geo-reference Corporate http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repositor ...

    30 April 2014

  17. Next generation mobile network deployment strategies

    Electronic communications markets are evolving into an increasing complex ecosystem where mobile operators converge and compete among them and with fixed players for providing combined services and ubiquitous broadband connectivity, and where new players ...

    30 April 2014

  18. R&D and Productivity: Testing Sectoral Peculiarities Using Micro Data

    The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between a firm's R&D activities and its productivity using a unique micro data panel dataset and looking at sectoral peculiarities which may emerge; more specifically, we used an unbalanced ...

    30 April 2014

  19. Introduction: New Media Technologies and User Empowerment. Is there a Happy Ending?

    This article is the introduction of an edited book on New Media Technologies and Empowerment. It introduces the book and its contents and also draws upon IPTS work on the socio-economic impact of social computing to make the case that altough neither empo ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Job Creation Effects of R&D Expenditures: Are High-tech Sectors the Key?- IPTS WORKING PAPER on CORPORATE R&D AND INNOVATION- Nr. 10/2011

    In this paper we assess the job creation effect of R&D expenditures, using a unique longitudinal database of 677 European companies over the period 1990-2008. We estimate a dynamic labour demand specification using a Least Squares Dummy Variable Corre ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Indirect Land Use Change From Increased Biofuels Demand- Comparison of Models and Results for Marginal Biofuels Production from Different Feedstocks

    This study compares the ILUC results produced by different economic models for marginal increases in biofuel production from different feedstocks. The work is the result of a survey of marginal calculations launched by the JRC-IE during 2009, involving so ...

    30 April 2014

  22. Is Mobile Search finally going mainstream? An attempt to reconcile expert views.

    This paper describes the preliminary results of a recent (April 2010) online survey of the evolution of mobile search. As part of the study, 54 questionnaires were received and an expert workshop with academics, industry representatives and market analyst ...

    30 April 2014

  23. Measuring the adoption of innovation: A typology of EU countries based on the innovation survey

    Based on the Community Innovation Survey, this paper suggests new indicators of innovation adoption. The magnitude of innovation adoption is assessed for 22 EU countries and different industries. The most striking feature is the correlation between the in ...

    30 April 2014

  24. Quo Vadis Photovoltaics 2011

    Since more than 10 years photovoltaics is one of the fastest growing industries with growth rates well beyond 40% per annum. This growth is driven not only by the progress in materials and processing technology, but by market introduction programmes in ma ...

    30 April 2014

  25. Natural quantities of interest in linear elastodynamics for goal oriented error estimation and adaptivity

    This work aims at finding natural quantities of interest of the elastodynamic equations. Natural quantities of interest are those that lead to dual problems that can be solved with the same tools available for the primal. These quantities are the type of ...

    30 April 2014