Research and Innovation

Sustainable growth is increasingly related to the capacity of regional economies to innovate and transform, adapting to an ever changing and more competitive environment. This means that a much greater effort needs to be put into creating the eco-systems that encourage innovation, research and development (R&D) and entrepreneurship. Innovation is thus key to a range of Commission priorities, in particular the European Green Deal, an economy that works for people, and making Europe fit for the digital age.

The promotion of innovation is a central feature in the Cohesion Policy programmes for 2021-2027, where at least €56,6 billion go towards innovation and research. Smart specialisation strategies mobilises the innovation potential of all EU regions.


Thematic Objective 1: Research and innovation by Country for 2014-2020

Breakdown Of The Available Funds By Thematic Objective By MS For 2014-2020