"EUREKA in the ERA" strategy endorsed
As stated in its EUREKA 2020 Strategic Roadmap, EUREKA aims to "contribute to the completion of the European Research Area for its innovation part, reaching smart synergies between EUREKA instruments and other relevant instruments". Consequently, an "EUREKA in the ERA" strategy was prepared and has now been endorsed at a EUREKA Network meeting on 2 July 2015 in Lugano.
The strategy identifies four main strategic objectives for EUREKA:
- Increasing cross-border cooperation in innovation;
- Facilitating international cooperation;
- Supporting effective national innovation systems;
- Contributing to ERA policies on innovation.
The Swedish EUREKA Chair taking over from Switzerland plans to develop, with the active involvement of the EUREKA Network, an implementation plan of the strategy at national level as well as at European level.
EUREKA is an intergovernmental organisation for market-driven industrial R&D. It is a decentralised network facilitating the coordination of national funding on innovation aiming to boost the productivity and competitiveness of European industries. The network integrates over 40 pan-European economies, but also includes Israel, South Korea, and Canada.
For more information:
EUREKA in the ERA Strategy (download)TOP