LAB – FAB – APP. Investing in the European future we want. Report of the independent High Level Group on maximising the impact of EU Research & Innovation Programmes. European Commission. Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. July 2017.
The report, entitled "LAB – FAB – APP: Investing in the European future we want" highlights that in the last twenty years, two thirds of economic growth in industrialised countries is attributed to research and innovation. Its recommendations focus on maximising the impact of EU investments in research and innovation in order to increase prosperity and solve our biggest societal challenges.
The Group proposes eleven recommendations:
Prioritise research and innovation in EU and national budgets, including a doubling of the budget of the post-2020 EU research and innovation programme
Build a true EU innovation policy that creates future markets
Educate for the future and invest in people who will make the change
Design the EU R&I programme for greater impact
Adopt a mission-oriented, impact-focused approach to address global challenges
Rationalise the EU funding landscape and achieve synergy with structural funds
Simplify further, privilege impact over process
Mobilise and involve citizens
Better align EU and national R&I investment
Make international R&I cooperation a trademark of EU research and innovation