The Economics of Industrial Research & Innovation (IRI) is a scientific action carried out within the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), one of the seven scientific institutes of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).
The action aims at providing EU policy-makers and the business and academic communities with robust empirical evidence and analysis on the contribution of private-sector R&D to the growth and employment of the European economy.
This should lead to the elaboration of medium and long-term evidence-based policy options to support the development and implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy which considers investment in knowledge and innovation a main driver for achieving a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
This fits into one of the seven thematic areas of the new JRC Strategy 2010-2020: "Towards an open and competitive economy".
· The EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard
· The EU Surveys on R&D Investment Business Trends
· IPTS Working Papers on Corporate R&D and Innovation
· Conference on Corporate R&D (CONCORD)
The main activities of the Economics of Industrial Research and Innovation Action are a result of a close co-operation between the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and Research (DG-RTD) Directorates-General of the European Commission.
For more information please visit our web site http://iri.jrc.ec.europa.eu