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Innovation and research

Quotation: Lázaro, J.M. 2013: Introduction to the economic Impact Area Macro-economic Environment. Available at: http://beta.liaise-toolbox.eu/node/1182.

Description

This area is concerned with the likely impact of policy measures and initiatives on the pursuit of the following economic objectives: increasing the ability of EU firms and institutions to generate and utilise new knowledge, to introduce and diffuse new saleable products and services, as well as improve existing ones; favouring changes in organisation and institutional settings that enhance the effective allocation and generation of economic resources; increasing overall economic welfare by either increasing actual and perspective profitability or consumer rents, or a combination of both.
Innovation is a fundamental determinant of industrial competitiveness, thus affecting a country's or region's international performance and is a fundamental engine of economic evolution, thus ultimately influencing the pace and direction of income growth.Legal basis for the Commission to act.

This impact area is further specified by the taxonomy terms: Academic or Industrial Research and Development, Markets for Innovation, Intellectual Property Rights, Effects on Academic or Industrial Research, Innovations that Impact Productivity or Resource Efficiency.

Relevant Policies

EU policies aimed at increasing innovative capabilities are mainly Research policy and Intellectual property right policy. Research policy is mainly carried out by means of framework programmes, covering research, technological development and demonstration activities. The Protection of intellectual property policy (industrial property, copyright and related rights) is being introduced by means of different directives, decisions and regulatory measures (e.g. Ec Reg. 40/94 on the Community trade mark). It aims at reducing counterfeiting, eliminating barriers to the free movement of goods and services, and distortions of competition. EU strives for harmonisation of national laws (trade mark, designs, patents, utility models, biotechnological inventions, topographies of semiconductor products, computer programs, rental rights) and for stronger effective protection of intellectual property throughout the world.
The Impact Assessment Guidelines have 2005 have been reformed in 2009. Regarding the key questions of the area “Innovation and Research” nothing has changed.
This text is for information only and is not designed to interpret or replace any reference documents. The text is adapted from IAstar, European Commission internal report.

Legal Basis for the Commission to Act

Please refer to the relevant legal basis for Commission action.

Web Resources

European Commission Research Activities http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?lg=en
European Innovation Policy http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/innovation/index_en.htm
Activities of the European Union: Research and Innovation http://europa.eu/pol/rd/index_en.htm
European Basic Research Policy http://ec.europa.eu/research/future/basic_research/index_en.html
European Research Council http://erc.europa.eu/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.display&topicID=12
Activities of the European Union: Intellectual Property http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/jrc/index.cfm?id=2900
European Research Area ERA http://ec.europa.eu/research/era/index_en.htm
Community R&D Information Service CORDIS http://cordis.europa.eu/home_en.htm

Contact

Please link to relevant Directorate General Contact Details.

Academic or Industrial Research and Development

Markets for Innovation

Intellectual Property Rights

Effects on Academic or Industrial Research

Innovations that Impact Productivity or Resource Efficiency

Publications and applications

Titelsort descending Type of practice Updated date
An environmental impact assessment system for agricultural R&D Publication 2013-12-08 17:04
Assessment of Policy Interrelationships and Impacts on Sustainability in Europe - The APRAISE 3E method Project 2014-02-19 11:29
European Environment and Health Action Plan 2004-2010 Impact Assessment 2014-02-12 20:23
European Research for Impact Assessment Tools Publication 2014-04-17 14:41
FP7 (2007-2013) Impact Assessment 2014-02-12 20:13
IA Report: Action Plan for Energy Efficiency: Realising the Potential Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-05 10:14
IA Report: A Reinforced European Research Area Partnership for Excellence and Growth (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-26 17:46
IA Report: Commission Recommendation on access to and preservation of scientific information (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-25 17:36
IA Report: Communication on sustainable coal Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-03 20:22
IA Report: Communication on Winning the Battle against Global Climate Change Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-05 11:40
IA Report: Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the seventh framework programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007-2013) Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-05 12:05
IA Report: Horizon 2020 - The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Application of a Model or Method 2013-08-28 14:00
IA Report: Implementation and exploitation of European satellite navigation systems (2011) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-27 16:10
IA Report: Internal market for electricity and gas Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-03 21:53
IA Report: Package of Implementation measures for the EU's objectives on climate change and renewable energy for 2020 Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-03 19:42
IA Report: Proposal - On measures to reduce the cost of deploying high-speed electronic communications networks (2013) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-23 19:28
IA Report: Proposal for a decision establishing a space surveillance and tracking support programme (2013) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-24 13:55
IA Report: Proposal for a Directive establishing a framework for maritime spatial planning and integrated coastal management (2013) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-24 16:21
IA Report: Proposal for a Directive on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure (2013) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-24 20:59
IA Report: Proposal for a Regulation on a European Union Programme for Social Change and Innovation (2011) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-27 11:18
IA Report: Proposal for a Regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-25 17:41
IA Report: Proposal for a Regulation setting up the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-03 22:49
IA Report: Regulation on amending Regulation (EC)1775/2005 on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-03 21:56
IA Report: Renewable Energy - a major player in the European energy market (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-25 18:07
IA Report: Renewable Energy Road Map Application of a Model or Method 2013-09-03 20:22
IA Report: Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system (2011) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-30 01:17
SUSMETRO Project 2013-10-21 11:16
The Policy-Relevancy of Impact Assessment Tools: Evaluating Nine Years of European Research Funding Publication 2014-07-09 16:32

Content for this term

Titlesort descending Type Updated date
Bournaris, Thomas Expert 2014-11-11 20:36
Diehl, Katharina Expert 2013-02-14 14:40
E3ME Model 2014-04-23 15:36
Innovation and Research Impact Area 2014-01-22 16:08
Jacob, Klaus Expert 2013-03-22 15:39
Kuittinen, Hanna Expert 2014-03-05 09:35
Lazaro, Jose Maria Expert 2014-03-05 09:37
Nõmmann, Tea Expert 2014-03-05 09:47
WITCH Model 2013-11-26 08:29