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