Turning knowledge into practice: Getting more out of public investment in innovation

Innovation is a must not only for individual companies, but increasingly also for the European Union, its Member States and regions. Innovation is substantially linked to growth and can greatly contribute to the welfare of citizens and sustainability. Instruments and programmes to support innovation are therefore put in place at all levels. But how do we know whether the best possible use of public money is achieved? The main focus of this conference is on the need to measure and improve the effectiveness of ublicly-funded programmes, in particular with regard to research and innovation.

Venue: Berlin, Germany

Date: 23-24 October 2007