Towards the third strategic programme of Horizon 2020 - Study
The aim of this report is to support the preparation of the third strategic programme of Horizon 2020 (2018-2020). The report highlights the following potentially important considerations: Hyper-connectivity and Big Data driving accelerated change and innovation; Falling cost of energy as potential game changer; Migration and changing demographics as important for innovation in Europe; Health as a major driver for aspirations, shaping attitudes to Research and Innovation; Climate change, oceans and space as projects important for humanity as a whole; Primary sector innovation as a strategic... concern, key for sustainability and well-being; Biotechnology as the next wave of disrupting technologies; Instability, as a new norm in global society. In addition, the report emphasizes the importance of public engagement, a strong export-oriented economic base; congruence between the different policies involved and the contribution of research to building capacity for collective international decision-making on a global scale.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (European Commission) , SAMI Consulting
- Personal author(s): Ringland, Gill; Lye, David; Ravetz, Joe; Duckworth, Martin Themes: Research policy and organisation, Scientific and technical research
- Subject: adaptation to climate change, biotechnology, digital technology, EU research policy, impact of information technology, information technology, innovation, Internet, research report, sustainable development, virtual community