An I3U – Investigating the Impact of the Innovation Union Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting has been held in Warsaw, Poland on 26-27 April 2018. The partners, along with members of the SAC, discussed the main findings of the project and the next planned actions. The discussion focused on the expected contents of the next batch of deliverables “Integration in the Eco-system” due by the end of May 2018.

The Innovation Union has the main objective to strengthen the European innovative potential, and sets 13 general objectives and 34 specific (policy) commitments associated to the objectives, and aimed at stimulating innovation. The objective of I3U – Investigating the Impact of the Innovation Union is to deliver a system of assessment for the commitments. The approach starts from the evaluation of the state of achievement of the individual commitments, but puts crucial emphasis on their effects in the innovation system as a whole, as well as on the economy-wide effects of innovation. The basic idea is to retrace the entire chain of effects of the commitments, from their implementation to their final impact in terms of competitiveness, growth or employment.

*This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant number 645884.