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TOPIC : The economic impact of the Innovation Union

Topic identifier: INSO-3-2014
Publication date: 11 December 2013

Types of action: RIA Research and Innovation action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
11 December 2013
Deadline: 29 April 2014 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Horizon 2020
Topic Description
Scope:

Specific challenge: This topic will gather evidence on the impact of the EU innovation policy on growth and jobs in the EU and its Member States.

Scope:  The impact of the 34 IU commitments, both individually and as a whole, needs to be analysed. The analysis should look at the innovation ecosystem, identify the routes through which the 34 commitments impact on economic performance and measure the impacts.

To identify the full economic impact of the IU, the proposals need to take into account the system's interdependences as well as its complex and adaptive characteristics. In line with the IU approach, a broad concept of innovation going beyond R&D needs to be used. The scope is therefore broader than analysing the ability of policies to limit market failures and should cover both direct and dynamic effects of the policies considered. Economic performance should be measured against (but not be restricted to) GDP, added value, productivity, well-being, net and gross job creation in both skilled and unskilled positions. A methodology that will allow the research to take into account more recent developments of Innovation Policy occurring after the 2010 landmark, with an appropriate cut off point is within scope. 

Policy recommendations are out of the scope of this topic. The topic focuses on gathering and presenting evidence showing the relation between the policies and the effects.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected impact:  The evaluation of the impact of innovation policies is of great importance to calibrate on-going actions and plan future ones. Understanding how innovation policy and specifically the EU innovation policy impacts on economic performance can inform future innovation policy design and adaptation of existing measures to increase effectiveness. This action will provide a more comprehensive understanding of the full impact of innovation policy in the economy. This type of assessment will strengthen the evidence base of the IU allowing for a more effective policy design in terms of its impact on economic performance.

Type of action: Research and innovation actions

Cross-cutting Priorities:

Socio-economic science and humanities

Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme 
     
  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme
    3.2 Guide to the submission and evaluation process

     
  4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
     
  5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
    Information on the outcome of one-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the final date for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 3 months from the date of informing successful applicants.

     
  6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    Research and Innovation Action:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Standard proposal template (administrative forms and structure of technical annex)

    Standard evaluation form
    Annotated Model Grant Agreement

     
  7. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility

    Classified information


     
  8. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.

 

Additional documents

  • Legal basis - Framework Programme H2020 en
  • Legal basis - Specific Programme H2020 en
  • WP H2020 - 1. Introduction en
  • WP H2020 - 13. Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies en
  • WP H2020 - 17. Communication and Dissemination en
  • WP H2020 - 19. General Annexes en
  • Frequently asked questions on selected topics en
  • A guide to ICT-related activities in WP 2014-15 en

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