The aims of the Innovation Union
The Innovation Union was a past research and innovation policy. The plan contained over 30 action points and aimed to do 3 things
- make Europe into a world-class science performer
- remove obstacles to innovation like expensive patenting, market fragmentation, slow standard-setting and skills shortages
- revolutionise the way public and private sectors work together, notably through Innovation Partnerships between the European institutions, national and regional authorities and business.
State of the Innovation Union at its conclusion
These communications summarise progress at national and European levels towards achieving an Innovation Union and conclude by outlining areas where action is still needed.
- Progress report
- Direção-Geral da Investigação e da Inovação
Research and innovation performance in the EU
Innovation Union progress at country level, 2014
Subsequent research and innovation policy
Open innovation, open science and open to the world are the 3 current main policy goals for EU research and innovation which have succeeded the Innovation Union policy. They were set by Commissioner Carlos Moedas in 2015.
Turning Europe into a true Innovation Union
The Innovation Union is key to achieving the goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy.