Impact Assessment of Innovation Policy

Workshop on “Assessing the Impacts of Public Research Systems” (2-3 May 2016)

The aim of this workshop was to bring together practitioners, academics and policy makers to:
 

1.    Discuss the systematic cross-country mapping of indicators of public research policy, both from a conceptual and national perspective, with the objective of improving the results of the impact module of the TIP Knowledge Triangle Project. 

2.    Exchange national experiences across two themes:

  • Insights on core factors driving the impact of public research and its policies on innovation;
  • Approaches adopted to conduct national studies on the impacts of public research and its policies.

3.    Discuss future needs as well as priorities for the work to be conducted in the context of this project. 

Day 1: Monday, 2 May 2016

9h00 – 9h30: Introductions, Presentation of the Agenda

9h30 – 11h00: National Approaches to Public Research Policy and Evidence on What Matters for Impact

Presentations

  • Reinhilde Veugelers, Professor, KU Leuven: Mixing and Matching Research and Innovation Policies in EU Countries
  • Caroline Paunov: Overview of the Mapping Exercise on Policy Indicators - Update on the Current Project Status

Open discussion 

11h30 – 13h00: Governance of Public Research and Impacts on Innovation

The session provided cross-country evidence from the policy mapping exercise on governance aspects of public research policies, focusing on the four main dimensions of research policy outlined in the figure below. Country presentations reflected on their national indicators and commented on governance and other policy dimensions of core relevance for the impacts of public research. 

 

Martin Borowiecki: Presentation of the cross-country evidence on governance aspects of public research policies

Country perspectives

  • Göran Marklund, Deputy Director General External Matters, Vinnova, Sweden
  • Tiago Santos Pereira, Coordinator, Studies and Strategy Office, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
  • Frédérique Sachwald, Deputy Head, Division Innovation, Technology Transfer and Regional Action (Adjointe, Service de l’innovation, du transfert de technologie et de l’action régionale), Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, France  
  • Gerhard Schadler, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Austria

Open discussion

14h30 – 16h00: What institutional characteristics matter for research, education and quality success

Open discussion

16h30 – 18h00: Industry-University Interactions

The session provided cross-country evidence from the policy mapping exercise on the legal aspects of industry-university interactions, covering the core dimensions outlined the figure below. Country presentations reflected on their national indicators and commented on critical dimensions of industry-university linkages and other policy dimensions of core relevance for the impacts of public research. 

Sandra Planes Satorra: Presentation of the cross-country evidence on the legal aspects of industry-university interactions

Country perspectives

  • Ian Hughes, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Ireland
  • Ursula Tubli, Chief Expert of Research Policy Department, Ministry of Education and Research, Estonia
  • Edward Woolley, Head of Innovation Analysis, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, UK
  • Lucie Nunez Tayupanta, Department of Research and Development, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MSMT), Czech Republic
  • Kai Husso, Chief Planning Officer, Research and Innovation Council of Finland

Open discussion 

Day 2: Tuesday, 3 May 2016

9h00 – 9h30: Update of the Knowledge Triangle Project

  • Mario Cervantes, Update on the Activities of the Knowledge Triangle Project and the September High-Level Conference

9h30 – 11h30: Industry-Science Linkages: Evidence and Policy Approaches

Presentations

  • Sandra Planes Satorra, Tadanori Moriguchi and Caroline Paunov, Evidence on the changing role of scientific disciplines for industry?
  • Philippe Laredo, Université Paris-Est (Ecole des Ponts, IFRIS, Institut Francilien, Recherche, Innovation et Société) and University of Manchester (MBS, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research): What are policy priorities for efficient science-industry linkages?

Policy Approaches at Targeted Policies

  • Dirk Meissner, Deputy Head, Research Lab for Science and Technology Studies, Russian Federation
  • Jane Bjorn Vedel, Assistant Professor at Copenhagen Business School and Advisor to Innovation Fund Denmark: Approaches to support industry-science linkages within specific scientific disciplines and industries
  • Frédérique Sachwald, Deputy Head, Division Innovation, Technology Transfer and Regional Action (Adjointe, Service de l’innovation, du transfert de technologie et de l’action régionale), Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, France
  • Tiago Santos Pereira, Coordinator, Studies and Strategy Office, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
  • Hande Alpaslan, Department of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, TÜBİTAK, Turkey

Open discussion

11h30 – 12h30: Next Steps for Finalising the Impact Analysis

Open discussion