Strategic Energy Technologies Information System

European Initiative on Smart Cities


In 2007, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and its Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) prepared a study on an overview of the energy research capacities in EU Member States. The study is composed of a quantitative analysis of funding for energy research from the public and private sectors on the one hand and an assessment of the institutional capacity in energy research policy making and implementation on the other.

The assessment provided input into the Impact Assessment accompanying the Communication from the Commission "A European Strategic Energy Technology Plan. Towards a Low Carbon Future" COM (2007)723 final, which was published on 22 November 2007. In this context, the present study was also made available as Staff Working Document SEC (2007)1511.