ICT sector and R&D (PREDICT)
PREDICT (Prospective Insights on R&D in ICT) is a project jointly funded by the European Commission’s DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) and the Joint Research Center (JRC), analyzes the importance of ICT, its productivity and R&D spending in the European Union (EU) and 12 relevant countries within the global ICT market. One of the purposes of this project is the creation of a database that is used by the European Commission to monitor the progress of the Digital Single Market, one of its key strategic areas.
The PREDICT initiative aims to compare the evolution of the EU ICT sector with its R&D and its major competitors. To this end, in addition to the database, annual reports are drawn up that analyze the available information and synthesize the main trends in the ICT sector of the countries included in the database. Also, together with the JRC, meetings in Brussels aimed at policy-makers and international experts are organized to present the results of the project. The main conclusions of the research carried out are summarized in Policy Briefs, which include economic policy recommendations.