Joint Research Centre
Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), Spain (HQ Belgium)
The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) is one of the seven institutes making up the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC). The mission of IPTS is to provide techno-economic analyses in support of the European policy-making process. IPTS’ prime objectives are to monitor and analyse science and technology developments, their cross-sectoral impact and their inter-relationship with the socio-economic context, and their implications for future policy development. JRC-IPTS operates international networks, pools the expertise of high-level advisors and presents information in a timely and synthetic fashion to policy makers.