Research, Innovation and Economic Growth

R&D Policy Reforms and Strategies

Published in: European Commission, Research and Innovation Observatory - Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (2018). doi: 10.2777/167043

by Marco Hafner, Martin Stepanek, Advait Deshpande, Fay Dunkerley, Anton Spisak, Miaoqing Yang, Stuart Parris, Joanna Chataway

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The Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission commissioned Deloitte and RAND Europe to undertake a study with the aim to better understand the impact of public policy on innovation. In particular, the objective of the study is twofold: enhance the evidence base around the impact of public policy on research and innovation; explore possible modifications in QUEST III to evaluate a number of innovation policies and reforms. This report focuses on the assessment of the impact of public policies and strategies such as performance-based funding and policies that enhance public-private R&D cooperation on R&D productivity. Furthermore, a satellite model is developed that could be integrated within QUEST III to facilitate evaluation of R&D policies on R&D productivity, innovation and other key macro-economic variables.

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