(EVAL-INNO) Fostering Evaluation Competencies in Research, Technology and Innovation in the SEE Region (EVAL-INNO)

The key objective of EVAL-INNO is to strengthen regional as well as national evaluation capacities in order to improve framework conditions for innovation policies, programmes, institutions and projects. In particular, the project aims to

  • promote the role of RTDI evaluation as crucial condition for a reflexive learning innovation system
  • develop needed capacities/competencies for comprehensive RTDI evaluations
  • provide procedural and methodological know-how and tool-kits both on the side of evaluators and on the side of awarding authorities.

EVAL-INNO focuses on capacity building and institutional support. Main target groups are policy-makers and policy-delivery systems, innovation infrastructures and (potential) RTDI evaluators. An easily accessible and systematically structured Regional RTDI Evaluation Platform is programmed, subdivided in four distinct databases which will be continuously updated. The Platform serves the information needs of both evaluators and awarding authorities (agencies, ministries). For them distinct training modules are prepared and implemented with an emphasis on methodological and procedural issues. Special training and knowledge for an optimum use of public procurement for RTDI evaluations and promotion of innovation is provided too. In addition, 3 RTDI programme evaluations and a comparative benchmarking of intermediary innovation organisations will be carried out based on sound methodological designs. Outputs and results of EVAL-INNO will be promoted through a large international conference. A business plan for sustaining the Regional RTDI Evaluation Platform based on a fee-based membership system will be developed.

Project News

EVAL-INNO Final Conference on March 25/26, 2014 in Vienna

The EVAL-INNO partnership organise the project´s Final Conference in Vienna.

Date: 25-26 March 2014

Venue: Vienna, Palais Ferstel, Freyung 3 (2nd floor), A-1010 Vienna

After more than 2 and a half years, the EVAL-INNO is entering its final stage. The Final conference will present the main results and efforts achieved by the project. The conference will display the most crucial findings in the following fields covered by the project:

  • the mapping of the regional RTDI evaluation culture,
  • the preparation of evaluation standards and trainings,
  • the public procurement in innovation evaluations,
  • the setting up of the virtual regional RTDI Evaluation platform,
  • the programme evaluation and benchmarking exercise,
  • the promotion of international exchange and sustainability.

The project is expecting a vast participation to the conference by its partners, evaluators, programme owners, national and international stakeholders, policy makers and public authorities.

The event will further promote the extension of the project´s goals beyond its conlusion and the possibility of cross-fertilization with similar initiatives.

Project type
  • Interreg SEE
Coordinating institution
Country of the coordinating institution
Contact details
E-Mail: office@eval-inno.eu
Address:Project coordinator: c/o Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI) Linke Wienzeile 246, 1150 Vienna
Geographical focus
  • SEE
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General
April 2011 - April 2014

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on April 1, 2012
Modified on September 1, 2015