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  1. ICT R&D and Innovation

    ICT-related innovation represents between 17% and 26% of total innovative output in the EU. With its annual R&D expenditure of €27 Bn (2009), the ICT industry represents 17% of total European Business Expenditure in Research and Development (BERD). Th ...

    07 June 2016

  2. Transport sector economic analysis

    Transport plays an important role in today's economy and society and has a large impact on growth and employment. The transport industry directly employs around 10 million people and accounts for about 5% of gross domestic product (GDP). Effective tr ...

    02 September 2015

  3. 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

  4. Energy sector economic analysis

    People’s well-being, industrial competitiveness and the overall functioning of society are dependent on safe, secure, sustainable and affordable energy. The energy sector, covering extraction, production and distribution directly employs in the EU about 1 ...

    04 February 2015

  5. Sustainable production: best available techniques

    Industrial production processes account for a considerable share of the overall pollution in Europe. The EU has a set of common rules for permitting and controlling industrial installations described in the Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (IED). ...

    02 September 2015

  6. Digital Economy

    The rapid decline in computing costs, the emergence of the Internet as a communication tool and the proliferation of day-to-day applications have profoundly affected the organisation of businesses and of personal life. Consequently, it has also affected g ...

    02 May 2016

  7. New waste water emission standards for the European chemical industry

    09 Jun 2016 The Official Journal of the European Union published today the Best Available Techniques (BAT) conclusions for Common Waste Water and Waste Gas Treatment/Management Systems in the Chemical Sector. These BAT conclusions address a number of issu ...

    09 June 2016

  8. ICTs in the Economy: empirical evidence and measurement challenges

    18 Feb 2016 to 19 Feb 2016 The JRC organised an expert workshop within the framework of the PREDICT project on ICTs in the Economy: empirical evidence and measurement challenges. Presentations and the debate addressed a broad array of aspects, including t ...

    07 June 2016

  9. European Innovation Policies in the Digital Single Market – Present and Future Challenges

    08 Apr 2016 In the context of their joint EURIPIDIS project on ICT innovation *, the JRC and DG CONNECT jointly organised a workshop on European Innovation Policies in the Digital Single Market- Present and Future Challenges. The objective of the workshop ...

    08 May 2016

  10. A natural analogy to the diffusion of energy-efficient technologies

    A new mathematical approach to the diffusion of energy efficient technologies is presented using as an analogy the diffusion of natural processes. This approach is applied to the diffusion of the electric arc furnace in Japan. The new approach offers as m ...

    30 June 2016

  11. EIPE: European Poles of Excellence

    The European ICT Poles of Excellence (EIPE) Project is to set the general conceptual and methodological conditions for defining, identifying, analysing and monitoring the existence and progress of current and future EIPE, as to develop a clear capacity in ...

    20 April 2016

  12. Intangible investments and innovation propensity: Evidence from the Innobarometer 2013

    This paper investigates the innovation impact of intangible investments. Drawing on the resource-based view, we argue that intangible investments equip companies with knowledge assets that increase their innovativeness. However, a greater innovation impac ...

    08 June 2016

  13. New, eco-friendly technologies could transform the European aluminium industry by 2050

    03 Mar 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% in 2050 a ...

    03 March 2016

  14. Research and Innovation Observatory

    RIO https://rio.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ The Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO) is an initiative of the European Commission to monitor and analyse research and innovation developments at country and EU levels to support better policy making in Europe. DG ...

    16 October 2015

  15. Impact of low oil prices on oil exporting countries

    The report describes the importance of oil for oil exporting countries and analyses the potential economic effects that current low oil prices may have in their economy and political stability. Firstly, the report describes the main drivers that have led ...

    15 May 2016

  16. Key enabling technologies foster economic growth, especially in low-tech EU regions

    26 Jan 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. Comparison with specialisation i ...

    26 January 2016

  17. Corporate R&D intensity decomposition: Theoretical, empirical and policy issues- IPTS Working Papers on Corporate R&D and Innovation No 02/2016

    Research and development (R&D) indicators are increasingly used not only to facilitate international comparisons, but also as targets for policies stimulating research. An example of such an indicator is R&D intensity. The decomposition method of ...

    27 April 2016

  18. Generalization of the pinball contact/impact model for use with mesh adaptivity and element erosion in EUROPLEXUS

    This report presents the generalization of the pinball-based contact-impact model (PINB) of the EUROPLEXUS code for use in conjunction with mesh adaptivity, i.e. with adaptive mesh refinement and un-refinement. The interaction of the pinball model with th ...

    23 May 2016

  19. Testing of the GLIS contact model in EUROPLEXUS

    This document presents some numerical tests for the verification of the GLIS contact model available (among other contact models) in the EUROPLEXUS code (EPX). fullreportglisnew.pdf CASADEI Folco, VALSAMOS Georgios, LARCHER Martin 2016 Safety and Security ...

    02 June 2016

  20. Shock tube tests with coupled 1D-3D models in EUROPLEXUS

    This report illustrates the use of coupled 1D-3D models for the simulation of shock tube experiments by the EUROPLEXUS code. This, combined with new features allowing appropriate piloting of the time increment in the numerical solutions, allows to save CP ...

    15 May 2016

  21. Regulation, red tape and location choices of top R&D investors- IPTS Working Papers on Corporate R&D and Innovation no. 01/2016

    This paper investigates how product and labour market regulations and red tape affect the way in which top corporate research and development (R&D) investors worldwide organise their cross-border operations. The decision about where a company locates ...

    22 April 2016

  22. Structural change and blurred sectoral boundaries: assessing the extent to which knowledge-intensive business services satisfy manufacturing final demand in Western countries

    This paper focuses on the vertical integration of knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) into manufacturing sectors, using a subsystem approach to input–output analysis. It aims at correctly assessing the process of structural change that has occurr ...

    22 April 2016

  23. Workshop on Big Data

    22 Sep 2015 JRC-IPTS is active in developing data analytics applications for evidence-based policy advice, with a focus on the ICT industry in Europe. Work performed in this field includes tools and methods used to identify EU poles of excellence in ICTs ...

    08 September 2015

  24. Dynamics of ICTs: Industries, R&D, markets. PREDICT Conference 2015

    25 Nov 2015 THIS CONFERENCE WAS CANCELLED If you have any questions, please contact JRC-IPTS-PREDICTConference@ec.europa.eu The conference will bring together a selected group of around a hundred guests, among them invited experts from the industry, analy ...

    21 June 2016

  25. Production costs from energy intensive industries in the EU and third countries

    This report compares estimated production costs from four energy-intensive industries (steel, cement, chemical and non-ferrous metals) in the European Union and some third countries. Production costs have been estimated following a bottom-up approach, i.e ...

    23 April 2016