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Mission-oriented Research and Innovation

MOP 1:  Mission-oriented Research and Innovation: Inventory and characterisation of past initiatives [as part of DG ENTR framework contract on evaluations and impact assessments No ENTR/172/PP/2012/FC – LOT2]

The overall aim of this study is to collect and analyse evidence of current and past mission-oriented research and innovation initiatives in European Member States and other main global economies. This analysis in conducted in order to provide empirical evidence, useful insights and practical guidance for the preparations of future European research and innovation Framework Programme (FP9).

When collecting and analysing the evidence on mission-oriented R&I initiatives, special focus is on following three aspects:

  • How to maximise the impact of Framework Programme R&I investments;
  • How to reinforce synergies and complementarities across policy programmes and instruments;
  • How to better monitor and measure the impacts.

The objectives of the study are two-fold:

  • To provide a global mapping, evidence and data collection on mission-oriented research and innovation;

To provide a detailed and in-depth evaluation of a selected set of past mission-oriented R&I initiatives

Country coverage: EU28 Australia Brazil China India Japan Norway Russia Singapore South Korea Switzerland United States

CountrApproach / methodologies / types of services provided:            Policy mapping, Case studies, Desk research

 

MOP 2:  Mission-oriented Research and Innovation: Assessing the impact of a mission-oriented R&I approach [as part of DG ENTR framework contract on evaluations and impact assessments No ENTR/172/PP/2012/FC – LOT2]

The overall aim of this study is to assess what would be the impact of different and alternative mission-oriented research and innovation (R&I) approaches. This analysis is conducted in the context of the preparation of the future research and innovation Framework Programme of the European Union (FP9). It will collect evidence that will help determine the effects of a change in research and innovation policy, and whether a mission-oriented approach will keep its promises in terms of creation of economic and social values (see above), while being efficient and coherent. To that end, the study will:

•  Explore the concept of mission-oriented research and innovation and identify existing approaches;

•  Define a baseline scenario against which the impacts of different approaches of mission-oriented R&I will be assessed; and,

•  Collect data and, on this basis, conduct an impact assessment exercise in compliance with the methodology that will be elaborated beforehand for this purpose.

The objectives of the study are two-fold:

•  To analyse the concept of mission-oriented research and innovation, to take stock of existing approaches thereof, and to identify, based on case studies, the impacts that can be reasonably expected from these different approaches.

To conduct an impact assessment of a move of European research and innovation policy towards mission-oriented initiatives.

Country coverage: EU28

Approach / methodologies / types of services provided: Desk research and literature review, Country analysis, Case studies, Impact assessment, Survey, Interviews, Desk research