Cross-sectoral analysis of the impact of international industrial policy on key enabling technologies
: final report - Study
In October 2010, the European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, launched a study on the impact of international industrial policies on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs). The study was carried out by Danish Technological Institute and IDEA Consult. The process of strengthening key enabling technologies (KETs) within the EU's industrial policy and innovation framework was initiated with the adoption of the Communication "Preparing for our future: Developing a common strategy for key enabling technologies". In July 2010, the European Commission established the High-Level Expert... Group on Key Enabling Technologies (HLG), which will support the European Commission‘s efforts aimed at developing a shared long-term European strategy for key enabling technologies. This study on the impact of industrial policies on key enabling technologies will complement the activities of the HLG by identifying and comparing high-technology policies in EU Member States as well as leading and emerging regions/countries, in particular with regard to the different measures supporting the deployment of KETs. This study and the final report of the HLG will feed into the European Commission‘s development of a long-term European strategy for KETs.