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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. 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

  4. 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 (EU13) who joined the European Union in 2004 and subsequent years with the aim of ...

    24 June 2015

  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 ...

    02 September 2015

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Improving research systems: how to link funding and performance?

    03 May 2016 Concentrating resources in well-performing teams can bring about new products and ideas and thus enhance benefit to societies. In the last decade, European countries with research performance-based funding (RPBF) systems in place have consiste ...

    03 May 2016

  11. All You Wanted to Know about Innovation and Never Dared to Ask

    26 May 2016 Speaker:  Harro van Lente, Professor Science and Technology Studies, Maastricht University, The Netherlands   In this lecture I will compare and contrast theories of technology from the fields of innovation studies and Science and Technology S ...

    08 April 2016

  12. S2E and S3P National Event: SLOVENIA

    06 Apr 2016 The SLOVENIA National Event: "Synergies with Research and Innovation Funds: Stairway to Excellence" is co-organised by the S3 Platform (S2E project) and the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Republic of Slovenia.  It will be ...

    16 March 2016

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

    11 Mar 2016 The ESTONIA National Event was co-organised by the S3 Platform- Stairway to Excellence and the Estonian Research Council. Tallinn ESTONIA region growth innovation ...

    16 March 2016

  14. S2E- National Event of Prague- Czech Republic: "The Synergies with Research and Innovation Funds: Stairway to Excellence"

    03 Mar 2016 The CZECH REPUBLIC National Event was co-organised by the S3 Platform- S2E project and the Government Office the Czech Republic.. Prague CZECH REPUBLIC region growth innovation ...

    23 February 2016

  15. New harmonised test protocols for PEM fuel cells in hydrogen vehicles

    29 Mar 2016 A lack of standards for testing polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells – the most attractive type of fuel cells for powering vehicles – has hampered objective comparative assessment of their performance and durability under operating co ...

    22 March 2016

  16. International Conference on Ocean Energy

    23 Feb 2016 to 25 Feb 2016 The 6th edition of the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) will take place on the 23th to 25th of February 2016 in Edinburgh. ICOE 2016 is organised and hosted by RenewableUK. The JRC will be present at the exhibitio ...

    16 February 2016

  17. Call for paper- 1st SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development

    16 Mar 2016 The 1st SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development will take place in Seville on Sept 28-30 aiming to take stock of the smart specialisation experience and assess its current state of the art both in terms of concep ...

    16 March 2016

  18. JRC Data Catalogue – making open science a reality

    14 Mar 2016 Research data produced by the JRC or in cooperation with other partners is now publicly available, in support of the European Commission’s strategy on Open Science for improved circulation of knowledge and thus innovation for generating growth ...

    14 March 2016

  19. 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

  20. Biofuels from algae: a budding technology yet to become viable

    29 Feb 2016 Despite high expectations and extensive research and investment in the last decade, technological options are still in developing stages and key resources for algal growth are still too onerous for economically viable production of algal biofu ...

    29 February 2016

  21. RIO Country Report 2015: Denmark

    The 2015 series of RIO Country Reports analyse and assess the policy and the national research and innovation system developments in relation to national policy priorities and the EU policy agenda with special focus on ERA and Innovation Union. The execut ...

    03 May 2016

  22. RIO Country Report 2015: Finland

    The 2015 series of RIO Country Reports analyse and assess the policy and the national research and innovation system developments in relation to national policy priorities and the EU policy agenda with special focus on ERA and Innovation Union. The execut ...

    03 May 2016

  23. RIO Country Report 2015: Estonia

    The 2015 series of RIO Country Reports analyse and assess the policy and the national research and innovation system developments in relation to national policy priorities and the EU policy agenda with special focus on ERA and Innovation Union. The execut ...

    01 May 2016

  24. Smart specialisation for regional economic transformation

    The aim of this paper is to provide a quick yet comprehensive understanding of the nature and logic of smart specialisation as a place-based strategy for economic transformation and development. The origin and characteristics of the smart specialisation a ...

    30 April 2016

  25. Call for contributions to forthcoming S2E events

    03 Mar 2016 Stairway to Excellence (S2E) is calling for contributions to be presented at the forthcoming S2E national events or the final S2E conference. Potential speakers may include (but are not limited to) representatives from universities, research o ...

    03 March 2016