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Industrial innovation for transformation: New science & policy insights



This article introduces the main challenges, the latest scientific evidence and policy issues, and the science and policy areas for industrial innovation to be further developed, and the role of industrial innovation in sustainability and prosperity in Europe. New innovations and integrated production structures need updated management practices. Territorial and economic disparities and the performance heterogeneity of firms depend on the differences in innovation diffusion and adoption rates. Mixed consequences on the labour force and structural inequalities arise out of advanced digitalisation, while sustainable technologies may have a significant positive impact on employment and industrial composition. Disruptive transformative EU policies should be set up to trigger the exploration of innovation with the highest possible economic, social, and employment returns. These should also be able to attract industrial investment.

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  • Sara Amoroso & Zoltan Csefalvay & Mafini Dosso & Petros Gkotsis & Nicola Grassano & Pietro Moncada Paterno Castello & Dimitrios Pontikakis & Lesley Potters & Emanuele Pugliese, 2019. "Industrial innovation for transformation: New science & policy insights," JRC Working Papers jrc118831, Joint Research Centre (Seville site).
  • Handle: RePEc:ipt:iptwpa:jrc118831

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    1. Helene Dernis & Petros Gkotsis & Nicola Grassano & Shohei Nakazato & Mariagrazia Squicciarini & Brigitte van Beuzekom & Antonio Vezzani, 2019. "World Corporate Top R&D investors: Shaping the Future of Technologies and of AI," JRC Working Papers JRC117068, Joint Research Centre (Seville site).
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