Following the Commission's action plan concerning the Barcelona objective of increasing R&D investment in the EU with the aim of approaching 3% of GDP by 2010 and subsequent conclusion by the European Council and the Competetiveness Council, CREST was asked to act as an operational interface to define and oversee the implementation of the open method of co-ordination (OMC) in respect of the 3% objective. The CREST report in the first cycle of the implemenation of the OMC to the 3% objective contains 30 recommendations grouped in five areas (i) Public research spending and policy mixes, (ii) Public research base and its links to industry, (iii) Fiscal measures and research, (iv)Intellectual property and research and (v) SMEs and research.




Fier, Andreas


R&D, European Policy, Evaluation, Innovation Policy, SMEs