Policy

Research & innovation

At DIGITALEUROPE, we are committed to supporting the development of a Research & Innovation (R&I) framework that promotes the flow of knowledge between public research and industry.

Innovation is the most effective way of increasing the well-being of people. When countries and businesses invest in innovative products and services, people’s wealth increases, the quality of their lives improve, and they can target their efforts towards bigger problems. Yet, Europe is only spending 2% of its GDP on research & development. By contrast, the United States and Japan hover around 3%. 

At DIGITALEUROPE our policy work on research & innovation focuses on: 

  • Proposing solutions on legislative and regulatory issues affecting innovation and research and development for the digital technology industry
  • Supporting increased and more effective public funding for R&I in ICT, particularly through the Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation (Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020)
  • Reinforcing Europe’s capacities in key digital technology areas through large scale deployment and widening the diffusion and uptake of innovative solutions with the Digital Europe programme
  • Encouraging the participation of research partners from academia, small businesses as well as established companies, with our MCARD-HEU Model Consortium Agreement.
Areas covered
  • Digital Europe Programme
  • Horizon Europe
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Open-science
  • Public-private partnerships
Our resources on Research & innovation
12 May 2022 Policy Paper
DIGITALEUROPE recommendations for the start of the Unified Patent Court
15 Feb 2022 Policy Paper
DIGITALEUROPE MCARD-HEU: Model Consortium Agreement for Research, Development and Innovation Actions under Horizon Europe
30 Jun 2021 Policy Paper
DIGITALEUROPE’s observations for Gaia-X’s policy rules consultation
16 Mar 2021 Policy Paper
DIGITALEUROPE’s principles for a successful GAIA-X ecosystem
10 Mar 2021 Policy Paper
DIGITALEUROPE Considerations on the new Commission IP Action Plan
Your contact for Research & innovation
Martina Piazza
Officer for Digital Technology & Innovation Policy
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