Many research funding agencies have recently adopted what I define here as the new impact agenda. Naturally, funding agencies want to know what is the impact of the research they have funded. The new impact agenda is ambitious and demanding, but it has some important challenges too. To be sure, assessing the impact of research … Continue reading
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The Effect of Innovation Programs. Measuring What?
Innovation policy programs and instruments are very ambitious. Measuring their effects must focus broadly and not narrowly on their added value. Many countries have developed ambitious public policies, programs and instruments that promote innovation in the economy, and the solution of complex societal problems. The logic behind this is the expectation that public programs can … Continue reading