SC6: Socioeconomic and cultural transformations: Using big data approaches in research and innovation policy making


Many of the advanced economies have, since the crisis, been faced with a productivity paradox: while the pace of innovation continues to accelerate, productivity growth has come to a quasi-standstill. The reasons for this have been the subject of intense debate over the past years and evidence increasingly points to the importance of the links between productivity growth and research and innovation. Seminal work by the OECD has pointed to the importance of technology diffusion in this respect, which could also be linked to the changing nature of the innovation process itself, which is going through profound changes, with notably digitalisation leading to increasing complexity, stronger networking effects and a growing importance of winner takes all characteristics.

Proposals should aim at exploiting the potential of big data to produce information on research and innovation activity, performance, output and/or impact which has the potential to be available in real time, focusing notably on research and innovation investments in the private sector, public-private cooperation and technology diffusion between private actors. Proposals should also take into account aspects of data accuracy and data security.

Deadline for application is March 14th 2019, at 5 p.m. (Brussels time).

For more information, please note the Participant Portal Website below.

Donnerstag, 14. März 2019

We would be happy to assist you with your application. Please contact the Officer for EU-Research Affairs Dr. Geny Piotti (