A New Approach to Innovation Policy in the European Union

CEPS Task Force Reports, 2010

96 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2010

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Massimiliano Granieri

University of Brescia - Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Andrea Renda

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS); College of Europe

Date Written: July 8, 2010

Abstract

Innovation policy is increasingly coming under the spotlight in the European Union, and has been given a prominent role in the EU 2020 strategy and in the flagship initiatives that will aim to ensure that Europe succeeds where the Lisbon strategy failed.

In years to come, problems such as the fragmentation of competences at EU and member state level; the need to fill the ‘skills gap’ and address the changing nature of innovation; the absence of a Community patent and a common framework for litigation; the need to refine the EU policy on technology transfer and standardisation; and the need to provide suitable funding instruments to boost the potential of innovative companies will all take on more urgency.

The CEPS Task Force on Innovation Policy – chaired by Maria Anvret – reflected on these issues between September 2009 and May 2010. This Report, drafted by Rapporteurs Massimilano Granieri and Andrea Renda on the basis of contributions by industry representatives, officials of EU institutions, academics and practitioners provides recommendations on all the above-mentioned issues, with a view to contributing to one of the greatest challenges of today: unlocking the EU’s innovation potential and promoting its competitiveness in a global economy.

Keywords: Innovation, Innovation Policy, European Union, EU, Common Framework, Technology

Suggested Citation

Granieri, Massimiliano and Renda, Andrea, A New Approach to Innovation Policy in the European Union (July 8, 2010). CEPS Task Force Reports, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1650064

Massimiliano Granieri (Contact Author)

University of Brescia - Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering ( email )

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Brescia, 25123
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Andrea Renda

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) ( email )

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Brussels, 1000
Belgium

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College of Europe ( email )

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