Policy paper 224

Missions for EU innovation policy : why the right set-up matters

The introduction of research and innovation missions in “Horizon Europe” will be one of the most significant changes on previous EU research programmes.

In the past governments used missions to steer technology breakthrough in various fields ranging from defence to climate policy. In this policy paper Philipp Ständer argues that the proposed missions are a promising tool for EU innovation policy, as long as they get sufficient political support and the underlying governance is right.