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The Joint Institute for Innovation Policy

Coordinator
Short name: 
JIIP
Country: 
Belgium
About: 

The Joint Institute for Innovation Policy (JIIP) is a joint venture of four well-renowned Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) from four different European countries: TNO (The Netherlands), VTT (Finland), Joanneum Research (Austria) and Tecnalia (Spain). It was established in April 2008 on the basis of a consortium agreement and became a legal entity in May 2012. JIIP provides intelligence to support policy-making with a focus on research and innovation policy. One of the competitive strengths of the partnership lies in the interdisciplinary nature of its mother institutes and the subsequent cross-over and added value for the services JIIP can offer and deliver. The partnership involves a core pool of around 170 researchers in relevant units of the four partner organisations. A central office located in Brussels coordinates the joint activities and steers the further strategic development of the partnership.

The core competences and services lie in the following areas:

  • Policy analysis: evaluation of policy initiatives and programmes; impact assessments; policy monitoring; policy development
  • Analysis of innovation dynamics and systems: sectoral innovation dynamics; national/regional innovation systems; innovation-related economic analyses
  • Forward-looking activities: foresight; forecast; technology assessment; horizon scanning
  • Data and indicators: data collection; data analysis; research on indicators
Role: 

JIIP will be the overall coordinator of the project and work package leader of WP1 and WP7. In addition, JIIP will be involved in the following WPs and tasks: WP2 (all tasks), WP3 (specifically task 3.2), WP4 (specifically task 4.5), WP6 (specifically task 6.2).