Impact Assessment of Innovation Policy

Impact Assessment of Innovation Policy - OECD Project

This Community of Practice (CoP) provides a forum for discussions regarding the impact assessment and evaluation of innovation policies. It also provides insights from different OECD projects on these questions and aims to support exchange of best practices.

The CoP also supports the ongoing OECD work on "impact assessment of public research and its policies", the objective of which is to:

(1) Provide new evidence on the impacts of public research on innovation and the contributions of its policies

(2) Create opportunities for exchanging 'best practices' in evaluation of public research policies aimed at building industry-university linkages

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Background Information:

What is Impact Assessment?    |     Methodology Overview

 

This interactive workspace supports the ongoing OECD work on the impact assessment of public research and its policies. Its main aim is to foster discussions and  document sharing  between the Advisory Group members and the OECD team. This interactive workspace also aims to support the exchange of best practices.

Assessing the impacts of public research

Overview of project activities

The project has three strands of work:

1. Characterising different university systems and their impacts

The objective is to provide new empirical evidence on the impacts of university systems on research, education and innovation outcomes. There are two topics for analysis: (1) Characterisation of different national university systems; and (2) Characteristics of university systems and impacts on innovation at regional level.

2. Mapping of public research policies

The objective is to develop cross-country indicators of the governance of public research policies. Such comparable data will allow for learning about cross-country differences in policy approaches.

3. Assessing the contribution of specific scientific disciplines to industrial innovation

The objective is to provide evidence on the contributions of specific scientific disciplines to specific industry sectors. Such evidence allows for better identifying research priorities and contributions in view of industry needs. This activity also analyses the different metholodogical approaches for best conducting such assessments. 

 

For further details on these activities, please click here.

Presentation

What are open questions regarding impact evaluation of research policies? 

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