Results of FP7 ex-post evaluation presented in Vienna
The Austrian Platform for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation (fteval) organised a high level event to discuss the impact of FP7 on scientific excellence, growth and competitiveness, on the European R&I system and on society and the environment on 22 January 2016 in Vienna. André Martinuzzi, Head of the Institute for Managing Sustainability at the Vienna University of Economics and Business acted as a rapporteur of the High Level Expert Group for the ex-post evaluation of FP7. At the event, he presented the findings and recommendations of this evaluation exercise.
Robert Jan Smits, the European Commission's Director General for Research and Innovation, responded to the expert group's report. He pointed out that most of the recommendations have been already incorporated into Horizon 2020, while some aspects remain to be tackled in the future. In this context, he stressed the “3Os” (open access, open innovation and open to the world), and the need to link the digital to the real world by embedding digital technologies. Smits also mentioned the European Innovation Council, which should aim at improving the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe. The Commission will start a stakeholder consultation on the European Innovation Council in a few weeks' time.
The event was co-organised by the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the Austrian Promotion Agency and the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy.
The Commission’s Response to the Report of the High Level Expert Group on the Ex-Post Evaluation of FP7TOP