Innovation Law and Policy in the European Union

Towards Horizon 2020

  • Massimiliano Granieri
  • Andrea Renda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Massimiliano Granieri, Andrea Renda
    Pages 1-52
  3. Massimiliano Granieri, Andrea Renda
    Pages 53-119
  4. Massimiliano Granieri, Andrea Renda
    Pages 121-182
  5. Massimiliano Granieri, Andrea Renda
    Pages 183-198
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 199-199

About this book


The book provides a critical overview of innovation policy in Europe and a synopsis of the current institutional framework of Europe shaped after the Europe2020 strategy and in view of the upcoming Horizon2020 agenda. What emerges is a rather gloomy outlook for the future of Europe's innovation, unless EU institutions and Member States will decide to streamline existing policies and build a "layered" model of innovation, in which governments act as investors in key enabling infrastructure such as ICT and education; as enablers of large technology markets where researchers and entrepreneurs can meet; and as purchasers of innovation when key societal challenges are at stake. The book contains proposals for the future innovation strategy of the EU and a specific analysis of areas such as the unitary patent, the transfer of technology (particularly as far as climate-related technologies and IP markets are concerned), standardization, and the digital agenda. 


Competitiveness European Union Innovation Law Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Massimiliano Granieri
    • 1
  • Andrea Renda
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of LawUniversity of FoggiaFoggiaItaly
  2. 2.Department of ManagementLUISS Guido CarliRomeItaly

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