About the Flagship
This flagship focuses on the development and use of robust, comparable data sets and a common data taxonomy that can inform policies at all levels across the EU, and policy support for Member States.
Report on definitions related to startups, scale-ups and deep tech innovation
Workshop and presentation of draft final report
Feedback on indicator definitions
The Commission will prepare an exploratory report on definitions related to startups, scale-ups and deep tech innovation during the first quarter of 2023. The study is being conducted under the umbrella of the European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) project with a focus on how Member States and international organisations collect data and define indicators to assess start-up performance across Europe. This exploratory study aims to provide an extensive overview of concepts and definitions associated the start-up ecosystem, which indicators are being used to assess start-up performance, and which types of data and data sources are used in the analysis.
Strengthen the role of the European Innovation Council Forum
Kick-off of EIC Forum Working Groups
First EIC Forum Plenary for 2023
Second EIC Forum Plenary for 2023
The Commission will strengthen the role of the European Innovation Council Forum in 2022, enhancing the exchange of best practices and coordination of national innovation policy initiatives. The EIC Forum Policy orientations 2022 document looks at the overview of challenges and proposed actions of the five established EIC Forum working groups for 2022, in particular: Innovation Policy, Innovation Procurement, Data, EIC Plug In scheme to the EIC Accelerator, and EIC Prizes Alumni network.
The new Working Group on Employees’ Stock Options has been endorsed by the EIC Forum Plenary and will kick off in March 2023.
Member States and Associated Countries actions supporting the New European Innovation Agenda
At the Competitiveness Council in December 2022, following the adoption of Council Conclusions on New European Innovation Agenda (NEIA), the Commission launched a call to governments to announce actions in support of the NEIA. This announcement was based on the understanding that full support and engagement from the Member States and Associated Countries is needed to ensure the implementation of the NEIA.
The actions were gathered through the EIC Forum, a group of Member States and Associated Countries' public authorities and bodies in charge of innovation policies and programmes, with the aim of promoting coordination and dialogue on the development of the Union's innovation ecosystem.
|BMAW Startup Council||The BMAW Startup Council is a forum of startup ecosystem experts which acts as a mouthpiece of the community with a view to improving framework conditions for Startups and innovative Scaleups in Austria.||National||Ongoing||Website|
|Startup Landscape Austria (Dealroom)||An Online-Platform which enables overview on all Austrian Startups and Investors on a daily basis.||National||Ongoing||Website|
|BMK Mission-oriented transformative R&I programmes||Long-term mission-oriented programmes of transformative innovation policy (R&I) targeting climate neutral cities, energy transition, mobility transition, circular economy.||National||Ongoing||Website|
|FlandersTech Ecosystem database||To provide a knowledge basis and analytical database to develop the innovative start up and scale up investment ecosystem in Flanders.||Regional||Ongoing||Website|
|National R&I Strategy for 2030||To promote the priorities of the Government in the field of R&I and the needs and challenges of the national R&I ecosystem.||National||Planned for future||EISMEA-RTD-EICFORUMec [dot] europa [dot] eu (Contact)|
|Spinoff regulation revision||To improve policy regarding spinoff regulations from public universities.||National||Ongoing||EISMEA-RTD-EICFORUMec [dot] europa [dot] eu (Contact)|
|Use of National Centres of Competence for providing data for evidence informed policy||Collaborate with the National Centers of Competence, covering Czechia research priorities, for providing materials, documentation, and data serving for evidence-based policy in technology.||National||Planned for future||EISMEA-RTD-EICFORUMec [dot] europa [dot] eu (Contact)|
|INKA - mapping of innovation capacities||Describe the innovation ecosystem by a systemic, reproducible method combining desk research with data from structured interviews with top-managment of innovative companies.||National||Ongoing||Website|
|R&I in the societal and technology challenges||Support national, long-term research projects focusing on the current societal and technology challenges using interdisciplinary research.||National||Planned for future||EISMEA-RTD-EICFORUMec [dot] europa [dot] eu (Contact)|
|Datadriven Innovation||Developing models for evaluation of the effect of public programmes fostering knowledge-based innovation, based on the registration of participation and activities within the public innovation programmes.||National||Planned for future||EISMEA-RTD-EICFORUMec [dot] europa [dot] eu (Contact)|
|National strategy for investments in green research, technology, and innovation||To accelerate the development of technologies and solutions, which can help protect climate, nature and the environment and achieve greenhouse gas reductions.||National||Ongoing||Website|
|National Strategy for Quantum Technology||The strategy sets out the direction for research and innovation in the quantum field perspectiv with a view to translating research into new usable technology.||National||Ongoing||Website|
|DeepTech Start-ups Observatory||The Deeptech Observatory continuously collects and analyses data related to the French Deeptech universe providing information on geography, industrial sector, technologies, funds raised by companies, impact on turnover, employment, etc.||National||Ongoing||Website|
|Development of innovation-promoting tools Regarding the legal framework||To determine what changes are needed to create a favorable and encouraging legal framework for innovation, anddevelop conclusions and recommendations based on evaluation of available data andopinions.||National||Ongoing||Website|
|Start-up Strategy of the Federal Government of Germany||The German government's start-up strategy is intended to improve the framework conditions for young, innovative companies, facilitate start-ups and strengthen financing.||National||Ongoing||Website|
|Impact 2030||Impact 2030 is Ireland’s new national research and innovation strategy, putting research and innovation at the heart of government policy, maximising its impact on public policymaking and implementation, and nurturing and attracting talent.||National||Ongoing||Website|
|National Smart Specialisation Strategy for Innovation 2022-2027||The National Smart Specialisation Strategy for Innovation embraces a regional approach to addressing Ireland’s Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) challenges.||National||Ongoing||Website|
|FNR JUMP funding programme||The programme is a competitive funding instrument designed to bridge the technical and funding gap between research-driven discoveries and their commercialization.||National||Ongoing||Website|
|Implementation framework for innovation and smart specialization of Montenegro||The implementation framework allows for an adequate implementation process for innovationpolicy and smart specialization, maintaining and reinforcing the commitment of the highest political actors to this process.||European||Ongoing||Website|
|Smart Monitor - Monitoring System of S3 (Smart Specialisation Strategies) Implementation||Dashboard to monitor the implementation of Portuguese Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) and to improve multilevel coordination.||National||Ongoing||Website|
|Observatory for innovation and competitiveness||Independent entity to monitor, analyse, evaluate and produce inteligence on innovation and competitiveness, in order to support decision making on public policy.||National||Planned for future||EISMEA-RTD-EICFORUMec [dot] europa [dot] eu (Contact)|
|Science, Technology, and Innovation Law||Improve the capacities of Spain's Public Science, Technology and Innovation System, its efficiency, coordination, governance and knowledge transfer, as well as to reduce administrative burdens.||National||Ongoing||Website|
|Plan for Transfer and Collaboration||Strengthen public-private links in research, development and innovation (R+D+I) in order to increase socio-economic impact, and boost the innovative capacity of Spanish companies.||National||Ongoing||Website|
|Start-up Law||Through this draft law, the Government adapts the applicable framework to the specific nature of start-ups |
in the administrative, fiscal, civil and commercial fields with the aim of supporting them throughout theilide cycle.
|Policies and tools to coordinate ecosystem development||The initiative uses common analytical models and tools to give stake-holders a common language, common analytical lenses and analytical data to be used in coordinating the development of a given ecosystem.||National||Ongoing||EISMEA-RTD-EICFORUMec [dot] europa [dot] eu (Contact)|
|1711- Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem Call||The Call aims to contribute to the transformation of artificial intelligence technologies into products or solutions in line with the needs of customer organizations and to develop the Turkish AI ecosystem.||National||Ongoing||Website|