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A European Research Area of excellence

Start Date: 
July, 2010
End Date: 
December, 2010
Service contract for the European Commission – DG RTD, Study to assist the ERA Board

In its first 2009 annual report, the European Research Area Board (ERAB) set the vision and goal for realising “An ERA to deliver excellence … where risk-taking in research, regardless of its public or private origin, will be the guiding principle for ERA policy”. In other words, ERAB wants to see more frontier research with more impact in Europe. To support ERAB in finding pathways to realise the vision the European Commission commissioned a study to the Joint Institute for Innovation Policy, which was carried out around the summer of 2010. The study explored how EU research funding models should be developed in order to contribute better to the realisation of more frontier high-risk research in Europe.


TNO (leading), Joanneum Reseach