Draft project information sheet - MOIPs.pdf

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    Governments in several countries take an increasing interest in ways in which they can strategically steer research and innovation activities to make significant progress towards addressing societal challenges of unprecedented scale and scope. Although they differ in many ways, various initiatives have in common that they aim to address these ambitious challenges through the implementation of systemic policies (often referred to as ‘missions’) that include various policy instruments and activities targeted towards a defined set of concrete goals. Building on existing academic work,1 mission-oriented innovation policies can therefore be defined as a coordinated package of research and innovation policy measures aiming to address societal challenges, possibly spanning the innovation cycle from research to demonstration and crossing various policy fields, implemented in order to meet ambitious and concrete goals in a defined time-frame. The value of the mission-oriented approach lies in its ability to combine both comprehensiveness and focus.