According to the corporate authors the European Commission and Directorate-General for Research and innovation, research and innovation are key to building a prosperous future for the EU. They therefore figure prominently in the Europe 2020 strategy and the European Semester process and underpin progress towards the 10 priorities of the Juncker Commission, from providing a new boost to jobs, growth and investment, to developing the digital single market and developing the Energy Union.
The book “Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World – a vision for Europe” brings together some of the key conceptual insights behind the “Three Os” and highlights actions that are already taking place or are being prepared. It is hoped that the ideas and initiatives described in the book will stimulate anyone interested in European research and innovation, encourage debate and lead to new ideas on what the European Union should do, should not do, or do differently.
In this interesting and well documented report, authored by Alex Glennie and Kirsten Bound, published by NESTA on May 2016, a number of international lessons to inspire and inform national strategies on how innovation agencies work are being presented. According to Dan Breznitz, the report pursues three ambitions.
CORDIS published a dataset containing projects funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation (H2020) from 2014 to 2020. Based upon the published dataset the following visualisations have been made possible using Google Spreadsheets.
Innovation Analytics: A guide to new data and measurement in innovation policy is a report published by Nesta, focusing on novel ways to make use of official data. This will gradually help to explore and better understand various sectors regarding innovation policy, while at the same time overcome challenges arising from the use of that kind of data.
In one of the articles published on Harvard Business Review online version, on January 27, 2016, Maxwell Wessel explains key concepts on how big data is changing disruptive innovation. The article starts by addressing the question what is disruptive innovation and provide key examples of it.
In a latest article, Dr. Yoram Solomon underlines the relationship between creativity, an individual function, and innovation, an organisational function. In order to transform an original idea to a new and useful product or service, an organisation should make a successful application of its resources. In other words, the link between an idea and company output is implementation.