This call for feeback collects views on different aspects of future research and innovation missions. The results will feed into the preparatory work for the post-2020 EU R&I programme and its implementation. The survey is addressed to the general public as well as to research and innovation stakeholders.
The Interim Evaluation of Horizon 2020 as well as the high level group chaired by Pascal Lamy highlighted the need to maximise the impact of the next framework programme for research and innovation and to find a way to make it easier for citizens and society to understand the value of the investments in research and innovation. Furthermore, it is important to find out how to direct innovation to solve the pressing global challenges of our time.
Part of the answer to these challenges could be to go for a mission-oriented approach in the global challenge pillar in the next Framework Programme for research and innovation. Missions could be a powerful way to create measurable impact and could be set in between broad global challenges and specific projects.
Professor Mariana Mazzucato has been asked by Research, Science and Innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas to advise him on missions. On 22 February 2018 Professor Mariana Mazzucato presented her report on missions. The report describes the rationale for EU level research and innovation missions, the concept, as well as key criteria to select missions and important considerations for their successful implementation. The call for feedback on missions is based on Mazucatos report.
The call for feedback will be open until Tuesday 3 April 2018.