Evaluation

Evaluation of the Dutch Innovation Programme on Food and Nutrition

In the 2005 the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs introduced the ‘key area approach’ for innovation programmes in prioritised areas in the Dutch economy. In 2006 the Innovation Programme Food & Nutrition (IPFN) was established in the ‘key area’ Flowers & Food. Following an interactive approach, IPFN was developed bottom-up by Dutch multinationals, SMEs and…

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Monitoring and evaluation framework for the Joint Programming Initiative on Neurodegenerative Diseases Research (JPND)

The first Joint Programming Initiative Neurodegenerative Diseases, in particular Alzheimer’s Disease (JPND) has been launched in September 2010. This is a European Union member state led initiative to tackle one of the ‘grand challenges’ which faces EU society, namely that of neurodegenerative diseases. This button-up initiative brings together 27 European countries developing amongst others a…

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Roadmap and evaluation TKI BBE

In the Netherlands, most of the research funding of the Ministry of Economic Affairs is focused in the so-called Topsectors. Research in the field of Biobased Economy (BBE) is multisectoral and BBE research is therefore performed in three topsectors, coordinated by the Topconsortium for Knowledge and Innovation Biobased Economy. This Topconsortium has asked the three leading research institutes in this…

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

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…

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Innovation by design – How design enables science and technology research to achieve greater impact

This study served a dual purpose: firstly, to conduct a programme evaluation of the Design Council’s support activities for technology transfer in UK universities (short training courses/ seminars for KT staff and continuous support for specific commercialisation projects). Secondly, to provide a wider understanding of the role of design in successful innovation and KT, and…

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Evaluation of the Developing Operational Research Capacity in the Health Sector Project

Low and middle-income countries remain overburdened with infectious diseases such as TB, Malaria, and HIV/AIDS. Operational Research (OR) aims to provide robust evidence to policy makers in an effort to influence actions and improve public health and health service delivery in effected countries. Unfortunately, there are very few front line health practitioners that are trained…

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Evaluation of STINT Scholarship for Academic Excellence

STINT Scholarship for Academic Excellence is a programme for foreign master students who get a scholarship for master studies in Sweden.  50 students have participated since 2005. They come from four countries (South Korea, China, Ghana, Mexico) of which the majority come from China.  The programme evaluated both the students’ perspective and the receiving Swedish…

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Evaluation of the Fulbright Norway subsidy scheme

The Norwegian Fulbright scholarship programme was evaluated by NIFU, contracted by the Norwegian Ministry of Education (Kunnskapsdepartementet, KD). Technopolis Group (Göran Melin) was asked to provide reflections and comparisons with the Swedish Fulbright programme.

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