Part 2
Landscape analysis

Section 3

describes the state of play of the Research Infrastructures in addressing transversal issues like education and training, needs for digital infrastructure, contribution to innovation along with the horizontal analyses like socio-economic impact, territorial impact, pan-European and global dimensions that are carried out by all RIs.

The impact of RIs on European research, innovation, culture and society is reflected in training to research and higher education, transfer of disruptive knowledge and refinement of technical understanding to the economy sector of production and services. The prime role of RIs in generating high-quality data for enabling a knowledge-based economy is transversal to all disciplines and research practices. The analysis of the impact is conducted for all areas with consistent methodology and gives evidence of the contributions and challenges in generating innovation and socio-economic benefits at national, European, and global levels.