Experts of Impetu Solutions conduct research on the Finnish research and innovation system for the European Commission ERAWATCH service, which provides information on European, national and regional research and innovation systems, policies, and programmes in the EU and beyond. ERAWATCH supports evidence based policy making in Europe and contributes to the realisation of the European Research Area (ERA). The service currently covers 61 countries: the 28 Member States of the European Union, 13 countries associated with the European Community’s Research Framework Programme and 20 third countries. It also provides an overview of the European Union. ERAWATCH information is collected and presented by JRC-IPTS with the support of external experts. The Joint Inventory of Policy Measures brings together information on research and innovation policies. This has been developed through cooperation with the Pro-Inno Policy TrendChart, financed by the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme 2007-2013 (CIP).