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The role of research & innovation in support of Europe's recovery - policy brief

  • Hilary Webb
  • 02/06/2020
  • Working Group

DG R&I have published a policy brief on the role of research and innovation in support of Europe's recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. The report outlines the importance of R&I to ensure a sustainable and inclusive recovery while boosting the resilience of production sectors, the competitiveness of economies and the transformation of the socio-economic systems. 

The report discusses:

  • The role of R&I as an essential part of the coordinated EU response to the pandemic
  • How R&I drive, enable and accelerate the digital and ecological transformation of our societies - with a  focus on the European Green Deal
  • The prioritisation of public investments in R&I
  • Investments in innovative SMEs and start-ups
  • Incentives for firms to create the capacity to maintain their economic activity
  • R&I funding has been among the most impactful tools at EU level to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak. 

To read the report, click here