Session 4: Innovation and Technology

Session 4: Innovation and Technology

Moderator: Doris Schröcker, Head of Strategy Unit, Directorate Industrial Technologies, DG RTD

The sessions aims

  • to present practical examples of impact achieved by Public-Public Partnerships in Industrial technologies and SMEs
  • to facilitate the exchange of experience between P2P networks in Industrial technologies and SMEs
  • to help elaborate the framework for assessing impacts and identify opportunities to maximise impact and its visibility


1. Introduction to the session - the role of P2Ps in Industrial technologies and SMEs since FP6 Ana-Maria GRIGORE, Strategy Unit, Industrial Technologies, DG RTD

2. Short presentations on impacts expected / achieved from the following networks (5 min each)

3. Panel Discussion along the following guiding questions:

  • How can networks and organisations improve the collection of evidence on impacts, both at national / European policy level?
  • How can they increase the visibility of impacts and the take-up of results, both at national or EU policy levels?
  • Which aspects of the impact assessment should be organised in a coordinated or centralised fashion, and by whom?
  • Are there specific issues related to Industrial technologies and SMEs that need to be taken into account for the overall Impact Assessment Framework, and if yes which?

4. Open discussion with the audience

5. Wrap-up and conclusions

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