European Innovation Policies for the Digital Shift




Starting date: 20 August 2013

Duration: 40 months

Latest publications

Measures of ICT Contribution to Innovation Output: An Update of the ICT Innovation Output Indicator. Annarosa Pesole, 2016

Case Studies on Open Innovation in ICT, DI MININ Alberto, DE MARCO Chiara Eleonora, MARULLO Cristina, PICCALUGA Andrea, CASPRINI Elena, MAHDAD Maral, PARABOSCHI Andrea. Editors: GABISON Garry, PESOLE Annarosa

How to catch a Unicorn: An exploration of the universe of tech companies with high market capitalisation. Jean Paul Simon. Editor: Marc Bogdanowicz, 2016

How to catch a Unicorn: Case Studies. SIMON Jean-Paul, BOGDANOWICZ Marc, 2016

Latest event

Workshop: European Innovation Policies in the Digital Single Market - Present and Future Challenges, Brussels, 08 April 2016


In order to reinforce understanding of innovation in the ICT sector and of ICT-enabled innovation in the rest of the economy, JRC-IPTS and DG CONNECT launched the 3-year research project on European Innovation Policies for the Digital Shift (EURIPIDIS) in 2013.

The purpose of the EURIPIDIS project is to provide evidence-based support to the policies, instruments and measurement needs of DG CONNECT for enhancing ICT innovation in Europe, as part of the Digital Agenda for Europe and of the ICT priority of Horizon 2020, paying particular attention to the improvement of the transfer of best research ideas to the market. 

EURIPIDIS aims to:

  • Better understand how ICT innovation works, both at the level of actors such as firms, and at the level of the ICT “innovation system” in the EU,
  • Assess the EU's current ICT innovation performance, by attempting to measure ICT innovation in Europe and measuring the impact of existing policies and instruments (such as FP7 and Horizon 2020).
  • Explore and suggest how policy makers could make ICT innovation in the EU work better.

In particular, EURIPIDIS strives to:

  • Explore and map the relations between the ICT innovation system and the different innovation models of actors ranging from start-up to multi-national companies.
  • Identify drivers and barriers for the transfer of research ideas to the market.
  • Measure the EU's ICT innovation performance and identify the role and position of Europe in the global landscape.
  • Analyse and assess the barriers and drivers for ICT innovation.
  • Investigate the innovative impact of FP7.
  • Relate the analysed evidence about the ICT innovation performance, process and gap to the conception, monitoring and evaluation of EU policies for ICT Research and Innovation.

EURIPIDIS builds on the previous and current IPTS research projetcs: INDPOL , EIPE, PREDICT, Patent intelligence for policy support.

Results of the EURIPIDIS project are regularly published on this web page.



Models of ICT Innovation & ICT Innovation Ecosystems


ICT Innovation Barriers and Drivers: Intellectual Property Rights and Standardisation    

ICT Innovation Barriers and Drivers: Entrepreneurship

ICT Innovation Barriers and Drivers: Financing

ICT Innovation Barriers and Drivers: Demand-side Policies

  • Incentivising innovation and adoption of ICT: ICT innovation voucher programmes. Paola Valbonesi. Editor: Federico Biagi (forthcoming)

Measuring ICT Innovation

Empirical Studies on ICT Innovation

  • Counterfactual Impact Evaluation of Public Funding of Innovation, Investment and R&D. Daniele Bondonio, Federico Biagi and Juraj Stancik (forthcoming)
  • INNOREG: A Comprehensive Dataset on Government Policies Affecting Innovation. Giorgia Casalone and Federico Biagi (forthcoming)
  • Empirical Studies on the Impacts of ICT Usage in Europe. Martin Falk and Federico Biagi, 2015

Other related publications:




  • International Conference:"Innovation in a European Digital Single Market – The Role of Patents"
    Brussels, 17 March 2015
    For more information, see the conference webpage



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