Vinnova, together with the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Energy Agency, the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research and the Swedish Research Council Formas, was in 2007 instructed by the Swedish government to conduct an impact analysis of EU framework programmes for research and development at the level of industrial sectors and universities in the period 1990 to date.
A steering group with representatives from these research councils and agencies agreed on the foundation for the analysis. Vinnova coordinated the work in the steering group.
The impact analysis was conducted by Technopolis Ltd.
The study will hopefully inspire new policy action in the field of research and innovation on the national and the supranational level in Europe. The Swedish agencies will be inspired by the report.