Conducting policy and programme evaluations

innoTSD provides its European, national and regional clients a range of evaluation services for research and innovation policy, cluster and sector programmes as well as regional development strategies. A number of different techniques are combined to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of programmes including: scenario analyses, SWOT-analyses, structural analyses and functional analyses, HR audits and benchmarking tools. The company has a full set of statistical software tools and regularly carries out web-based surveys.

innoTSD believes that evaluations and studies should never be stand-alone efforts, therefore it specializes on in-process evaluations and studies and its goal is always the continuous improvement of on-going processes. Its work often becomes an integral part of a wider strategy development or change management process. Its recommendations are action oriented and aim to develop tangible improvements to client programmes and processes.

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Ex-post evaluation of FP6 NMP

The study, directed by inno, aims at evaluating, on the basis of the outputs and outcomes of the funded projects, the effectiveness of the FP6 thematic area NMP "Nano-technologies and nano-sciences, knowledge based multifunctional materials, and new production processes and devices" within the specific programme for research, technological development and demonstration "Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area (2002-2006)".

Thanks to a wide consultation (more than 20000 participants surveyed, 400 interviews, 100 case studies), its results provides knowledge for action,...