Research Policy & Development

Review of the STOA Technology Assessment project "How to overcome the innovation gap in Europe"

The report, which was reviewd by Klaus Schuch and others, analyses structural shortcomings in the EU-13 and provides recommendations for a better performance in Horizon 2020

The ex‐post‐evaluation report of the 7th Framework Programme observed that the divide between the participation patterns of EU‐15 (UK, Sweden, Portugal, The Netherlands, Italy, France, Ireland, Finland, Spain, Greece, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Luxemburg) and EU‐13 (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia) remained with a high degree of concentration of research and innovation funding in EU-15. A preliminary analysis of the first two years of Horizon 2020 confirms this tendency. This study aims to explain the reasons for the low success rate of EU-13 countries, in order to improve their future performance in Horizon2020 and FP9.

This study for the European Parliament was done by the Tehnology Centre CAS (CZ) and the Rathenau Institute (NL).

Klaus Schuch, ZSI, was one of the reviewers of this study.


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Tags: cohesion policy, European Parliament, research and innovation policy, widening

Type: Research

Project Status: Finished

Start/End: 04/2017 - 05/2017

Project Duration: 2 months