Ex post Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Funding in the FP7 NMP Thematic Area

Authors: Christien EnzingBea MahieuMartijn PoelXavier PotauBern BeckertMatthias GotschOlivier SomAlex ThielmannThomas Reiss

Language: English

Publication date: 13th March 2015

This report presents the main results of the ex post evaluation and impact assessment of the FP7 ‘Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies’ (NMP) Theme. Evaluation of programme rationale indicates that it has been successful in addressing a number of important barriers to innovation in industry. The programme was successful in attracting companies although they did not frequently take a leading role. Although many FP7 NMP projects are still on-going, the programme already has yielded significant results, scientific and economic. The introduction of the public private partnerships has contributed to a better balance in the programme between basic research and application. The evaluation showed that the Technology Readiness Level concept is a proven concept for categorising the FP7 NMP funded projects and for measuring the progress in the projects along the innovation chain. Recommendations to the Commission are made (for implementation in the Horizon 2020 programme and beyond). The Annex Report published separately provides detailed information on the methodologies applied and more and detailed results. It is available at http://bookshop.europa.eu/en/ex-post-evaluation-and-impact-assessment-of-funding-in-the-fp7-nmp-thematic-area-pbKI0415158/.