Impact assessment of R&D is currently facing important challenges. First, the nature of innovation as well as the scope of innovation policy are transforming in a way that has not been taken into account in evaluation practices. At the same time, innovation policy is transforming into an expanding, horizontal and network-based policy field which calls for broader approaches in evaluation. The paper introduces a systemic and future-oriented evaluation framework for strategic management of public R&D programmes. The framework is an integrating method designed to meet the challenges of the changing innovation environment and evaluation standards. The introduced future-oriented impact assessment framework will provide insight on how to combine different R&D evaluation methods in order to support strategic steering of public R&D funding policies. The paper is hoped to benefit R&D evaluation researchers, as well as, programme managers and R&D evaluation practitioners.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 3rd ISPIM Innovation Symposium 2010|
|Publisher||International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|MoE publication type||B3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings|
|Event||3rd ISPIM Innovation Symposium: Managing the Art of Innovation: Turning Concepts into Reality - Quebec City, Canada|
Duration: 12 Dec 2010 → 15 Dec 2010
|Conference||3rd ISPIM Innovation Symposium|
|Period||12/12/10 → 15/12/10|
- impact assessment
- programme management
- innovation policy
Hyytinen, K-M., Konttinen, J., & Pelkonen, A. (2010). Future oriented impact assessment in strategic management of public R&D-programmes. In Proceedings of the 3rd ISPIM Innovation Symposium 2010 International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM.