Innovation and Technology Policy Research

European societies place high expectations on advances in science, technology and innovation as a means for economic growth and improved well-being. It is now recognised that successful innovation involves not only excellence in research but translating discoveries into new processes, services and products. RAND Europe and others are committed to finding new innovation pathways and understanding the roots of success in research and innovation.

However, the factors and issues involved in generating innovation are becoming increasingly complex. The challenge is to identify those factors that remain constant and those aspects of research and innovation that must continuously change in response. The use of evidence is key to untangling complexity, recognising connections, opening channels for new thought, and finding solutions that maximise the potential gains science, technology and innovation can bring to society and the economy.

Our work clusters around four key issues:

More information about each is available in the Filter by Topic section below.