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Study on Contribution of the Framework Programmes to Major Innovations

Start Date: 
December, 2013
End Date: 
December, 2014
Service contract for the European Commission – DG RTD

The objective of this study is to evaluate the contribution of the research programmes (primarily FP7 and FP6 together with FP5 and FP4 where data is available) and projects financed by the EU, to the development of a number of major innovations selected for the purpose of this project. It will focus on the identification of key elements explaining success or failure, and highlighting the areas for further improvement. The results will be used by the Commission to help further understanding on the effectiveness and efficiency of the Framework Programmes and in support of the design of new programmes.

The project will include the following tasks: (1) Establishment of a conceptual basis; (2) Selection of a set of major innovations for further analysis; (3) Case studies; (4) Workshop with practitioners; (5) Cross-case analysis, synthesis, conclusions and policy recommendations.

The project began mid-January 2013 and will run until the end of the year (12 months). It has been commissioned to JIIP by DG Research and Innovation (DG RTD).


In addition to the four JIIP members, Frost & Sullivan is involved as a consortium partner.