I3U – Investigating the Impact of the Innovation Union has just released their fourth newsletter. It opens with the reflections of Pierre Mohnen, the project’s scientific coordinator, on the state of the Innovation Union and the challenges it still faces. It then discusses the results of the final conference on September 25 as well as the September 10 conference. It also looks at the socio-economic impact of the Innovation Union’s commitments and the presentation of the project’s findings at the September 10 conference and the TAKE conference. Finally, it details some of the partners’ dissemination efforts, including the new book to be released, published papers, and articles in scientific journals.
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Innovation lies at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy, aimed at confronting major societal challenges such as the increase of global competition, the current economic crisis, climate change, energy and resource scarcity, and health and ageing. The Innovation Union has the objective of strengthening Europe’s potential for innovation, and has set out 13 general objectives and 34 specific policy commitments associated with these objectives.
The I3U project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, will deliver a system of assessment for these commitments by evaluating the state of achievement of the individual commitments, their effects on the innovation system, and the wider economic effects of innovation.