D3.2 Cross-case analysis and top large-scale RDI initiatives

Matthias Deschryvere, Heidi Auvinen

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    This report presents the cross-case analysis of 21 large-scale research, development and innovation initiatives (LSIs) that were in-depth interviewed as case studies of the EU-GREAT! project (European guide and recommendations for the combined funding of large-scale RDI initiatives). Using SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis we identify the success factors and barriers for each case LSI, followed by a cross-case key performance indicator (KPI) comparison. Based on this mix of qualitative and quantitative assessments, and taking additionally into account issues such as type of LSI and geographical location, we then identify top seven LSIs. These reflect top performing initiatives that provide learning points on good practices in the topic of combined funding. Through our study of the 21 case LSIs an overall picture of the European financing and policy landscape is formed. We are therefore able to identify and further elaborate the mismatch between supply and demand of funding at different stages of LSIs, and suggestions to ease and overcome this financing gap are given. The most important challenges in the combined financing topic include complexity and administrative burden of funding schemes; lack of financing instruments to the specific needs of LSIs; insufficient involvement of the private sector in financing and risk-taking; and short-term policies and discontinuities.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherEuropean Union
    Number of pages48
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study


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