The international dimension of research and innovation cooperation addressing the grand challenges in the global context
Grand challenges, such as global warming or chronic and infectious diseases, are increasingly global and complex. Solving these challenges often requires international research collaboration. The European Commission is playing an increasing role in supporting research and innovation through Horizon 2020, the European Union's comprehensive Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.
This policy brief provides an overview of the main research priorities, the main collaborative efforts in international research collaboration regarding grand challenges, and summarises the outcomes of an expert and stakeholders' workshop conducted on the 3rd of April 2014. The brief is written to inform the European Research and Innovation Area Board regarding the state of research collaboration on grand challenges and what the EU could do to further improve research collaboration on these grand challenges.
Please note: This report is not available on the RAND website but can be downloaded from the ec.europa.eu website.
Table of Contents
Clarifying international research collaboration and the relevance of Horizon 2020
How are grand challenges defined in different parts of the world?
How does the EU aim to collaborate with the US, China and India? An overview of Horizon 2020’s work programme
When is collaboration desirable? Opinions of workshop participants by grand challenge
Conclusions and avenues for further research
Differences between the research landscape of China, the US and India
Comparative overview of relevant research output indicators
Agenda of the workshop
List of participants to the workshop