Funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union

The European Commission highlights the SPINTAN project from among those featured in CORDIS

The European Commission recognizes the usefulness of the results for policy makers, as well as researchers and academics

The EU-funded SPINTAN project has been selected by the European Commission to be highlighted in CORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service). This website, which aims to publish the research results of highly valued EU-funded projects, recognizes that “the project’s pioneering results have received a great deal of attention from both policy makers and academics”.
The project, funded by the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, focuses on the analysis of public sector intangibles and their impact on economic growth. The intangibles considered are the digital economy (including software and databases), R&D and other assets such as design, advertising, brand image and market research which contribute to enhancing firms’ value added. Other intangibles considered include investments that improve the internal organization of firms and the use of its human capital to train employees within the workplace.
In addition, SPINTAN has developed a database on intangibles in the public sector with information for 22 European countries over the period 1995-2011 and for United States, China, and Brazil for the period 1995-2013.
The SPINTAN project was initiated in November 2013 and completed in November 2016. During its three-year life span, the SPINTAN members belonging to Spain (Ivie), United Kingdom (NIESR, Imperial College), Italy (LUISS, ISTAT), Germany (DIW, ZEW), Austria (wiiw), Sweden (Fores) and Hungary (Kopint), as well as the OECD and the Conference Board, have collaborated on the project’s research results which are now featured on the CORDIS website.

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May 2nd, 2017