Responses to the call for feedback on “Mission-Oriented Research & Innovation in the European Union” by Mariana Mazzucato
A High Level Group of experts chaired by Pascal Lamy was convened to suggest measures how to maximise the impact of the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (R&I). The Lamy Report issued in July 2017 called for prioritising investments in areas where the EU added value is the greatest in terms of the degree of risk involved and where the benefits of economies of speed, scale and scope can be reaped. The expert group suggested that the next EU R&I programme should translate global societal challenges into a limited number of large-scale R&I ‘missions’ that would... define expected impacts across an entire portfolio of activities, rather than at the level of individual call topics. The report highlighted that these R&I missions, or ‘moon shots’, should have a breakthrough or transformative potential for science, technology, industry or society taking the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a global reference framework for their selection. The European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, invited the Professor Mariana Mazzucato to draft strategic recommendations on mission-oriented research and innovation in the EU. The Mazzucato Report, presented in February 2018, detailed the rationale for EU level R&I mission, expanded the concept, put forward key criteria for the selection of missions and outlined important considerations for their successful implementation. A wide-scale public consultation was launched to gather reactions to the proposed R&I mission selection criteria and their implementation modalities, as well as to source stakeholder ideas for concrete mission proposals. This report provides a synthesis on the results of the call for feedback on the Mazzucato Report comprising results from the online survey and the submitted stakeholder position papers.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (European Commission)
- Personal author(s): Sorokins, Juris; Griniece, Elina; Dudek, Phebe Themes: Research policy and organisation
- Subject: EU research policy, European Union, Framework Programme for Research and Development, innovation, report, research and development, research programme