Key Missions

Structuring the field

Eu-SPRI Forum holds annual European Conferences on Policies for Research and Innovation, featuring both presently relevant and incoming new themes. The Conferences offer an informal space for exchange for the European and international SPRI community as well as for innovative stakeholders and policy-makers in the field.



2016 Eu-SPRI Annual Conference “Exploring New Avenues for Innovation and Research Policies” Organized by CIRCLE, Lund, Sweden, June 7-10, 2016

2015 Eu-SPRI Annual Conference “Innovation policies for economic and social transitions: Developing strategies for knowledge, practice and institutionsin Helsinki, Finland on 10-12 June 2015.



2014 Eu-SPRI Annual Conference “Science and innovation policy: Dynamics, Challenges, Responsibility and Practice” in Manchester, UK on 18-20 June 2014.
Pictures of the 2014 conference



2013 Eu-SPRI Conference “THE MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION POLICIES: new forms of collaboration in policy design, implementation and evaluation” in Madrid, Spain on 10 -12 April 2013.



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2012 Eu-SPRI Conference “Towards Transformative Governance? Responses to mission-oriented innovation policy paradigms” – The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI organized the 2nd biennial conference of the European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation (Eu-SPRI Forum) on 12 and 13 June 2012 in Karlsruhe, Germany. The conference was a major part of the Fraunhofer ISI’s 40th anniversary in 2012.



2010 Eu-SPRI Conference “Tentative Governance In Emerging Science and Technology - Actor Constellations, Institutional Arrangements and Strategies” on 28th-29th October 2010. The 1st Eu-SPRI bi-annual conference was hosted University of Twente (UT), the Netherlands, and co-sponsored by te UT’s Institute of Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS).