Based on the series of meetings with the European Research and Innovation Area Committee (ERAC), Charles has produced a final report in the form of a working paper entitled: “Efficiency of Research and Innovation Systems for Economic Growth and Employment”.
He also presented this report at the Eu-SPRI (European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation) 2014 Manchester Conference from 18th to 24th of June under the title: Why is Holistic Innovation Policy not Pursued in the European Union?
The abstract reads:
The concept of a holistic innovation policy is defined in this paper, and it is discussed what it is, why it is relevant and how it can be implemented. One of the main conclusions is that the innovation policies in European countries are still linear (and not holistic), in spite of the fact that the linear view has been completely abandoned by innovation researchers – and replaced by a systemic view on innovation processes. Why innovation policy is still linear is also discussed. Further it is noted that a considerable number of EU Member States have created public organizations (Councils) for innovation and/or research policy placed above ministries and usually chaired by the Prime Minister. The role and character of these bodies is discussed. The empirical results are based on a questionnaire sent to 23 EU Member States, out of which 19 (83%) responded. The work with this report was carried out for the European Research and Innovation Area Committee (ERAC) of the European Commission (DG RTD).
You can download the report here.