|Coordinated at UNU-MERIT by Dr. René Wintjes, this study benchmarked strategies and methodologies of national, European and international R&D programmes, to assess and increase their impact on innovation.
The study was organized around four main activities:
1. Mapping: Identification, listing and mapping of initiatives/research programmes – on national and European level – with significant impact on innovation.
2. Benchmarking: of methodologies used to assess the impact of R&D on innovation and the relevant strategies adopted to increase this impact.
3. Good practices: Identification of good practices in the design, management, and implementation of R&D initiatives/programmes, and the possible and most effective means to diffuse them.
4. Conference: Organization of an international conference to present, validate and disseminate results and pave the way for further co-operation of the involved actors, in order to maximise the benefits for the European Innovation area.