Danish report looks at effects of participation in EU Framework Programmes
The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation has published a report that describes the effect of Danish participation in FP6 and FP7 from different perspectives. The report examines the scientific impact of FP6 and FP7-linked publications, and the effects of FP6 and FP7 projects for the participating companies in the long term.
One of the findings of the report is the outstanding performance level of FP6 and, in particular, FP7-linked publications. The publications are above (and in some cases far above) international performance levels, when looking at citations. Not only publications linked to the European Research Council (ERC) have a high impact but also publications linked to strategic programmes under both FP6 and FP7, such as health and environment.
The analysis also finds that FP6/FP7 companies are different compared to the average Danish company. On average, they gain about 40 per cent of their revenue through exports, grow revenue at a fast pace, and intensively employ highly-skilled workers.
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