The aim of the initiative is to explore new perspectives to innovation policy impact and impact analysis, and to spark the debate and reflection on impact evaluation to broaden the discussion horizon.
The main objective of the initiative is to improve understanding on the impact evaluation in evolving innovation space, and collect data and knowledge to develop concepts and instruments for impact evaluation. This main objective includes at least the following themes (research questions): 1) How can RDI impacts be measured in the evolving innovation space?; 2) What are the new methodologies and criteria of impact analysis and how could they be developed further, taking into account the effects of RDI funding on resilience?; and 3) How can policy makers make use of these methodologies and criteria of impact analysis to accelerate innovation?