Future oriented impact assessment in strategic management of public R&D-programmes

Kirsi-Maria Hyytinen, Jari Konttinen, Antti Pelkonen

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd ISPIM Innovation Symposium 2010
PublisherInternational Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM
ISBN (Print)978-952-265-004-7
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event3rd ISPIM Innovation Symposium: Managing the Art of Innovation: Turning Concepts into Reality - Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 12 Dec 201015 Dec 2010


Conference3rd ISPIM Innovation Symposium
CityQuebec City


  • impact assessment
  • evaluation
  • foresight
  • programme management
  • innovation policy


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