How can we stop global warming? How can we avoid economic crises? What does the ageing population mean for the global economy? These are just some of the challenges that societies in Europe are facing, and innovative solutions are needed to cope with them. The EU-funded project FRAME (Framework for the Analysis of Research and Adoption Activities and their Macroeconomic Effects) tackles these challenges by deepening our understanding of the determinants of knowledge diffusion. This way FRAME aims to help policy makers find better solutions.

Specifically, FRAME investigates which factors ease the diffusion of knowledge from the public domain across all economic agents to innovate and sustain economic growth at the European level. The project investigates these issues by providing economic analyses to serve as the basis for research and innovation policies on key variables such as productivity, output, job creation, and unemployment. The video above provides a clearer idea of how the project frames this complex topic and creates strategies for future policy solutions.


FRAME has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No (CO-CREATION-08-2016/2017: Better integration of evidence on the impact of research and innovation in policy making, grant No 72073). The project is coordinated by ZEW and is led by internationally renowned institutions including Bocconi University in Milan, the London Business School, the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Lund University and the Fraunhofer Society.


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