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Welcome to the RIO PSF website!

The RIO-PSF website is a reference and key source of information for European and national policy makers as well as other stakeholders in the field of R&I policy. It delivers analysis, insights, statistical data and best practices on designing, implementing and evaluating research and innovation policy at EU and national levels

The Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO) monitors and analyses research and innovation developments at country and EU levels to support better policy making in Europe. The Horizon2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) offers practical support to Member States and Associated Countries to design, implement and evaluate reforms that enhance the quality of their research and innovation investments, policies and systems. The website is jointly developed by the Directorates General Joint Research Centre (JRC) and Research and Innovation (RTD).


Support to the Member States and Associated Countries in the design, implementation and evaluation of their research and innovation policy reforms.

Library of national and EU R&I policy documents

Analysis of national R&I systems, including main challenges, framework conditions, main actors and relevant national policies

Statistical indicators on R&I in Europe covering four main dimensions: R&I investments, framework conditions, R&I outputs and impact

Latest R&I News and Events

10 November 2016

On November 8 the Austrian government adopted a package of R&I support measures totalling €700m of public and €500m of private funding between 2017 and 2021.

20 October 2016

A survey carried out by the Malta Institute of Management shows that the existence of Malta Enterprise is not well-known among international companies seeking to invest in Malta.

17 October 2016

The Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development in cooperation with commercial banks offers to local business a new microfinance scheme with the support of the ESIF.

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