The Final Evaluation of the Lead Market Initiative was recently published by the European Commission. This evaluation of a demand-side approach to promoting innovation across Europe was conducted by CSES, in co-operation with Oxford Research
. The evaluation found that there has been encouraging progress in at least four of the six targeted ‘lead markets’ targeted by the Initiative, through a concerted, ‘package’ approach to a series of regulatory, procurement and standardisation issues in sectors showing strong growth and with the potential for global leadership.
Work in this and related areas is helping CSES to stay at the forefront of analysis of the practical implementation of innovation policy at a European level.
The final report of the evaluation and additional information on the initiative can be downloaded here