all projects

Strengthening Europe’s
innovation power

Client

European Commission

Year

ongoing

Partner

Ecorys, Joanneum Research, CSIL


The green and digital transformation poses key challenges for the European Union. Research and innovation play a crucial role in realising these transformations by developing solutions and technologies.  

For this reason, the European Union supports collaboration between research teams from different countries and provides funding through the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon Europe).  

Prognos supports the European Commission’s General Commission for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) in the strategic development of the framework programme and EU research and innovation policy as a whole.  

Framework agreements as the basis for long-term cooperation with the European Commission  

Framework agreements set out general conditions for long-term cooperation between the European Commission and various service providers. They serve to facilitate and accelerate the procurement of services such as analyses, evaluations or consultancy services. 

The General Commission for Research and Innovation also concludes framework agreements with partners in order to strategically develop the EU’s research and innovation policy. The aim of these contracts is to analyse challenges and problems in research and innovation policy and their interactions with other sectoral policies, particularly with regard to the green and digital transformation.

Prognos is part of the expert teams 

Prognos has been an official member of the expert consortia in two contracts in the field of research and innovation since 2024:

In the framework contract “Lot 2”, the Commission is supported in dealing with strategic issues. Prognos is part of the team of experts led by Ecorys. The Commission can request in-depth studies, research papers, policy briefs and workshops at short notice. The aim is to draw up recommendations for the further development of specific strategies and programmes in the field of research and innovation.  

In the framework contract “Lot 3”, a consortium supports the European Commission in the implementation of the EU Better Regulation Guidelines. Specifically, this includes the preparation of evaluations, fitness checks and ex-ante impact assessments of programmes and policies in the field of research and innovation. Prognos is part of a consortium led by Joanneum Research. 

The studies concern projects such as the Horizon Europe Framework Programme, the European Research Area, Open Science and the EU Innovation Agenda.  

Links and downloads

More information (european-union.europa.eu)

Last update: 08.07.2024

Do you have questions?

Your contact at Prognos

Daniel Gehrt

Senior Project Manager

View profile

Dr Justyna Kramarczyk

Project Manager

View profile

Mehr Studien & Projekte zu diesem Thema

More studies & projects on this topic

Significance of the German economy for Europe

2024
| Project

Growth in the German economy benefits the whole of Europe. Our study for the vbw shows that this is due to the size of the economy and its strong foreign trade networks.

Study on Poverty and income inequality in the context of the digital transformation

2024
| Project

The study for the European Commission examines the impact of digitalisation on the employment situation in the individual member states as well as on the EU economy as a whole.

European cluster ecosystems united

2024
| Project update

The European Cluster Conference is a key element of cluster collaboration. It focuses on political priorities, the exchange of best practices and practical contacts across a comprehensive EU-wide network.

Realignment of European structural funds

ongoing
| Project

Prognos and partners are developing conclusions for the further development of the European structural funds after 2027 by integrating relevant stakeholders.

Five challenges: How Europe remains competitive in the future

2024
| Expertise

What needs to happen for Europe to survive in global competition? We analysed this at the “12 Minutes Europe – Meeting Global Challenges” event organised by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.

Harnessing Talent Platform: Technical support in progress

2024
| Project update

The Harnessing Talent Platform supports selected regions within the EU that are particularly affected by demographic change and the brain drain. The technical support that Prognos is providing in some regions has now been launched with kick-off meetings.

Electricity grid expansion makes headway

2020
| Project

For over 15 years now Prognos has been bringing together the actors concerned by the expansion of the electricity grid and facilitating dialogue between them – from the Danish to the Swiss bor-der.

Support for the Just Transition Platform

2024
| Project

Through the Just Transition Platform (JTP), the EU supports the member states and regions in achieving their climate targets in a fair manner. Prognos provided the JTP with in-depth analyses and knowledge management.

The potential of smart specialisation strategies

2023
| Project

In collaboration with Prof. Dominique Foray, Prognos compiled a policy brief identifying the potential of smart specialisation strategies for driving forward structural transformation.

Energy prices for industry, an international comparison

2023
| Project

Our study for the vbw compares electricity and gas prices for industry worldwide and provides a price development outlook up to the year 2030.

About us

Prognos – Providing Orientation.

Prognos is one of the oldest economic research centres in Europe. Founded at the University of Basel, Prognos experts have been conducting research for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors since 1959 – politically independent, scientifically sound.

Learn more