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  1. 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

  2. Measuring research and 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 ...

    01 September 2015

  3. Stairway to Excellence (S2E)

    As part of the Smart Specialisation Platform (S3P), the Stairway to Excellence (S2E), project is centred on the provision of assistance to the 13 Member States who joined the European Union in 2004 and subsequent years with the aim of closing the innovati ...

    06 June 2016

  4. 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 ...

    02 September 2015

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Regional economic analysis and modelling

    Economic and social cohesion are major pillars of the European welfare state and a large part of the EU budget is devoted to maintaining and strengthening them through support at the regional level. Impact assessment of EU regional policy is complex, not ...

    11 March 2015

  9. Lab Connections- policy labs in Europe, for Europe

    17 Oct 2016 to 18 Oct 2016 Europe is now witnessing a growing movement of policy labs and other public innovation teams at EU, national, regional and local levels of governance. Their experimental, creative and citizen-centred approaches are changing the ...

    29 June 2016

  10. New reports look at research and innovation challenges and developments across the EU

    18 Jul 2016 The European Commission's Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO) at the Joint Research Centre has published the second edition of the RIO country reports, which assess the evolution of national research and innovation systems and ident ...

    18 July 2016

  11. Mapping regional energy interests for the smart specialisation platform on energy

    05 Jul 2016 Energy efficiency, followed by smart grids, e-mobility and wind energy technologies are the key priorities put forward by regions and countries in the smart specialisation strategies in the area of energy, according to a new JRC report. Throug ...

    05 July 2016

  12. S2E National Event- Romania: "The Synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) & Research and Innovation Funding: Stairway to Excellence"

    22 Jun 2016 The ROMANIA National Event is co-organised by JRC's S3 Platform- S2E project and the Romanian Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research Bucharest ROMANIA region growth innovation ...

    02 June 2016

  13. A cross-sector review of the demand for in vivo carcinogenicity studies

    29 Jun 2016 The European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre releases its report reviewing the current demand for in vivo carcinogenicity studies across chemica ...

    29 June 2016

  14. Summary records available for the meeting of EURL ECVAM with its stakeholders and regulatory advisory network

    21 Jun 2016 The European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) has published the summary records for the meetings which took place with the members of the Preliminary Assessment of Regulatory Relevance (PARERE) network ...

    21 June 2016

  15. S2E National Event- Hungary: "The Synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) & Research and Innovation Funding: Stairway to Excellence"

    26 May 2016 The S2E HUNGARY National Event was co-organised by JRC's S3 Platform- Stairway to Excellence and the Hungarian National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH). Budapest HUNGARY region innovation growth ...

    13 May 2016

  16. S2E National Event- Poland: "The Synergies with Research and Innovation Funds: Stairway to Excellence"

    27 Apr 2016 The S2E POLAND National Event was co-organised by JRC's S3 Platform- Stairway to Excellence and the Polish National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU. Warsaw POLAND innovation region growth ...

    13 May 2016

  17. STS Contro-Corrente Seminars: Prof. ALAN IRWIN, Copenhagen Business School

    15 Oct 2015 with discussants: Jerome Ravetz, Oxford Silvio Funtowicz, Univ. of Bergen, NO This talk sets out to explore the relationship between the still developing phenomenon of citizen science and what I will refer to as ‘scientific citizenship’. Are t ...

    30 September 2015

  18. EURL ECVAM hosts meeting of European 3Rs Centres

    08 Jun 2016 From 31 May to 1 June 2016, the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre hosted a second meeting of European 3Rs Centres at the JRC site in Ispr ...

    08 June 2016

  19. STS Contro-Corrente Seminar: DataBust, Dissecting Big Data Practices and Imaginaries

    21 Jun 2016 Speaker: Judith Simon, IT University Copenhagen Discussant: Gernot Rieder, IT University of Copenhagen   Across both public and private domains, Big Data continues to generate great interest. Glorified by some and demonized by others, modern d ...

    02 May 2016

  20. Commission helps regions join forces to invest in industrial modernisation

    02 Jun 2016 On 2 June during the Smart Regions conference, the European Commission launched the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation. This new initiative offers hands-on support to regions to foster interregional cooperation based on ...

    02 June 2016

  21. Systems and Modes of ICT Innovation

    This report focuses on modes of ICT innovation at the meso level of systems and the micro level of firms. After a summary of the literature on national innovation systems, and it’s sectoral and regional applications, we discuss how the concept of innovati ...

    23 July 2016

  22. European start-up hotspots: An analysis based on VC-backed companies

    Through the perspective of VC-backed companies, this report describes the main locations of start-up activity in Europe, i.e. start-up hotspots. It aims at providing evidence on start-up activity in Europe and at describing the European VC activity over t ...

    22 July 2016

  23. Digital technologies and social innovation trigger the success of social services

    17 May 2016 A social enterprise recruits homeless people to work as tourist guides and uses the web to raise awareness about homelessness. Another one supports welfare beneficiaries by training selected individuals living with long-term conditions to help ...

    17 May 2016

  24. Observatórium pre výskum a inovácie (RIO) správa o krajine za rok 2015: Zhrnutie: Slovenská republika

    The executive summaries of 2015 series of RI Country Reports put forward the main challenges of the research and innovation systems in Member States jrc102491_sk_es_riocr2015.pdf BALAZ Vladimir, ZIFCIAKOVA Jana 2016 EUR- Scientific and Technical Research ...

    21 July 2016

  25. Relatório por país de 2015 do observatório de investigação e inovação (RIO) Síntese: Portugal

    The executive summaries of 2015 series of RI Country Reports put forward the main challenges of the research and innovation systems in Member States jrc102493_pt_es_riocr2015.pdf GODINHO Manuel Miro, CORRADO SIMOES Vitor, ZIFCIAKOVA Jana 2016 EUR- Scienti ...

    22 July 2016