The agenda has been updated for the I3U – Investigating the Impact of the Innovation Union Final Conference, which will be held on September 25, 2018 at the Auditorium Nowotny COV2, Place Rogier 16, in Brussels.
This public event will present the project’s results and look at how successful the Innovation Union has been in encouraging and strengthening innovation and research in Europe. Speakers will talk about how to get good ideas to market, how to govern innovation, and the direction EU innovation policy is taking.
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, a project funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, 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.