Europe’s Innovation Ecosystem (EUSurvey)

Thursday, September 9, 2021

This survey is aimed at gathering views from a wide range of stakeholders on how to strengthen the European innovation ecosystem and improve innovation cohesion in Europe. Your input will feed into ongoing analysis and reflections on the evolution of the European innovation ecosystem, also in view of future programming for Horizon Europe (e.g. European Innovation Ecosystems, European Innovation Council), and Cohesion Policy programmes and the role of smart specialisation approaches.

Collecting stakeholders’ views is essential for making Europe’s innovation ecosystem more cohesive and integrated, and better able to transform scientific excellence into the innovations of tomorrow, while addressing the persisting innovation divide.

A vibrant and inclusive innovation ecosystem is essential to fulfil the EU’s commitment to the green and digital transitions and contribute to a strong European recovery, economic and social cohesion, and global leadership in key technologies and innovative solutions. It is also essential to support the process of economic and social convergence of the less prosperous regions towards higher levels of prosperity by ensuring that the benefits of innovation are spread fairly across the EU and that all regions contribute to delivering the green and digital transition.

We therefore welcome your views on the challenges and opportunities that Europe faces in the domain of innovation. We also encourage your proposals for concrete measures that have the potential of being replicated, customised or scaled up at local, regional, national or European level.

We are seeking contributions from a wide range of innovation stakeholders, notably start-ups, SMEs and corporates in all sectors, business support organisations, including cluster organisations, universities and research organisations, science and technology parks, incubators and accelerators, investors, and local, regional and national authorities, including those involved in the cohesion policy implementation.

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