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  1. 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

  2. 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

  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. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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 June 2015

  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. Challenges in transnational research programming: the role of NETWATCH

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report exploring the current use and future potential of NETWATCH and other related platforms in guiding and monitoring transnational R&I programming, towards increased societal impact and competitiveness. For Eur ...

    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. Strategic Intelligence Monitor on Personal Health Systems phase 2 (SIMPHS 2)- Impact Assessment Final Report

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report aiming to assess economic impacts of deployment of eHealth technologies in EU through projections of Member State (MS) eHealth expenditures (i.e. in telehealth & telecare, savings in hospitalisations costs, ...

    30 April 2014

  16. Towards a Mapping Framework of ICT-enabled Innovation for Learning

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report providing a definition and classification of ICT-enabled innovation for learning that has significant scale and/or impact at system level, both within formal education and training, and outside formal settings. ...

    30 April 2014

  17. ERA-NETs and the realisation of ERA: increasing coordination and reducing fragmentation

    JRC Scientific and Technical report analysing the database on the nature and operation of ERA-NETs and other collaborative networks, and developing an overview of the scheme's success. The primary objective of the ERA-NET scheme was to support the re ...

    30 April 2014

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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