Wirkungsmonitoring der FFG Förderungen 2017-2021
Impact monitoring of programmes managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) 2017-2021

The impact monitoring of RTDI funding for Austrian companies and research organisations, managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), assesses direct impacts of the funded projects on RTDI inputs, behavioural changes, and outputs as well as their current needs. The results of the analysis serve as an input for the further development of the funding portfolio.
On behalf of: Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Expected completion: 2022
Contact: Peter Kaufmann

Zwischenevaluierung des FTI-Programms „Mobilität der Zukunft“ (MdZ)
Interim evaluation of the RTDI-programme “Mobilität der Zukunft”

The interim evaluation analyses the quality of the mission-oriented RTDI programme „Mobilität der Zukunft“ (mobility of the future). Main focus of the evaluation is on the analysis of the programme design and the processes with special attention to the learning processes within the programme.
The output and the preliminary outcomes of the programme are reviewed compared to the objectives (targets and indicators). At the same time indicators of the programme selected for an internal impact assessment are evaluated. The evaluation is based on a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods.
On behalf of: Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Partner: Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH
Expected completion: 2018
Contact: Iris Fischl

Evaluierung des BRIDGE Programmes
Evaluation of the BRIDGE programme

The BRIDGE programme funds basic science research projects at universities and other public research organisations that already demonstrate realistic application prospects. Thus, the BRIDGE funding shall facilitate the transfer of basic science results into industrial applications.
Companies participate in these projects financially or non-financially by providing equipment and guidance to the research institutes. The evaluation focuses on the difference facets of impacts of the programme and on the more recent modifications in the programme design during the period 2009 up to 2016.
On behalf of: Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Co-operation: AT - inspire research
Expected completion: 2018
Contact: Peter Kaufmann

Evaluierung der innovationsfördernden Beschaffung
Evaluation of public procurement in support of innovation

The evaluation aims to analyse the status quo of the implementation of the 2011 public procurement in support of innovation initiative. Furthermore, the analyses will help to develop an understanding of the current framework and governance mechanisms and their effect on the implementation of the actions included. The evaluation is based on a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodologies and will develop recommendations for improvement based on an international comparison.
On behalf of: Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economic, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Innovation
Co-operation: AT - Joanneum Research
Expected completion: 2018
Contact: Sascha Ruhland

Evaluierung der unternehmensbezogenen Wirtschafts- und Forschungsförderung des Landes Oberösterreich
Evaluation of Upper Austria’s portfolio of funding and support to companies

The evaluation aims to analyse the portfolio of Upper Austria’s funding and support measures provided to companies. At the centre of this exercise is the analysis of the interplay of the different measures with regard to their conceptual and design-based orientation towards additionality and broadness/specificity. Based on the results, the evaluation will develop recommendations for the client’s future funding and support policies after 2020.
On behalf of: Regional Government Upper Austria
Expected completion: 2017
Contact: Iris Fischl

Unterstützung beim Evaluierungsvorhaben der Leibniz Forschungsverbünde und der Leibniz WissenschaftsCampi
Evaluations of the Leibniz research associations and science campi

This evaluation focuses on two instruments to further the collaboration of different institutes of the Leibniz Association with other research organisations and universities, i.e. Leibniz ScienceCampi and Leibniz Research Alliances. The evaluation is spearheaded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), supported by the Austrian Institute for SME Research, and provides the factual basis for the final panel assessment by academic peers.
On behalf of: Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
Expected completion: 2017
Contact: Peter Kaufmann

Analyse der Rahmenbedingungen und Hemmnisse für innovative Unternehmensgründungen in Österreich
Analysis of inhibiting framework conditions for founding innovative companies in Austria

The study aims at analysing existing barriers for young, innovative companies in Austria and subsequently developing recommendations for ideal framework conditions for founders. Main focus of the analysis is on the barriers to found an enterprise in Austria, the financing and the role of the bank sector in this connection. Experiences from international good practice cases will be included in the report.
On behalf of: Rat für Forschung und Technologieentwicklung
Expected completion: 2017
Contact: Sascha Ruhland

Evaluation und Wirkungsanalyse CTI-Entrepreneurship
Evaluation and impact monitoring of CTI Entrepreneurship

The goal of this accompanying evaluation of the CTI Entrepreneurship Programme to support high-tech start-ups is to assess its design, implementation and short and medium-term impacts. For the latter, we apply models from social psychology to assess the impact of individual training modules and accompanying measures on start-up activities and the performance of nascent enterprises in a complex environment of varied support structures across Switzerland.
On behalf of: Commission for Technology and Innovation CTI
Co-operation: B, S, S. Volkswirtschaftliche Beratung (lead)
Expected completion: 2018
Contact: Peter Kaufmann

Evaluierung der Förderungsgesellschaften Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH (AWS) und Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (FFG)
Evaluation of Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mbH (aws)  and Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

The evaluation of the AWS and FFG promotion agencies essentially addresses the question whether and to what extent ambitions and expectations of the predecessor organisations consolidations, in the context of the structural reforms more than a decade ago, have been achieved. Applying a theory-based evaluation approach (TBE) the evaluation analyses organisational and content-related functionalities, inherent properties, functional logics and impacts of either institutions, in order to draw action-relevant conclusions.
On behalf of: Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy
Co-operation: Fraunhofer-Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung (lead)
Expected completion: 2017
Contact: Sonja Sheikh

Wirkungsmonitoring der FFG Förderung 2016
Impact monitoring of programmes managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

The impact monitoring of RTDI funding for Austrian companies, managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), assesses direct economic impacts of the funded projects on, for example, input variables like own investments, but also research and innovation behaviour, and output variables like effects on employment and turnover of the funded businesses. A separate survey covers also research organisations from 2014 onwards. Complementary case studies complete the impact analysis, focusing on funding effects in large-scale enterprises.
On behalf of: Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Completed: 2017/05
Contact: Peter Kaufmann

Evaluierung der Forschungsprämie gem. § 108c EStG
Evaluation of the Austrian R&D research tax premium

The evaluation shall identify the effects for applicants which can be attributed to the instrument of the Austria R&D research tax premium. The focus is on the effects in the fields of additionality, steering effects on decisions regarding project and venue and interaction with direct research promotion. Furthermore, the analysis includes an international comparison and the development of scenarios for the future design an indirect research promotion in Austria.
On behalf of: Federal Ministry of Finance
Co-operation: WPZ Research (lead), IHS
Completed: 2017/03
Contact: Sonja Sheikh

Förderungs- und Finanzierungskonditionen für schnellwachsende und forschungsintensive Unternehmen in Österreich
The role of direct R&D subsidies for fast growing and research intensive enterprises in Austria

The first goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between R&D activities and enterprise growth as well as their dynamics in investments on the basis of different databases (CIS, WIFO, etc.). The second goal was to analyse in detail the characteristics of R&D projects implemented by high growth firms (HGF), the project outcomes and the role of direct support. The basis of this analysis was the monitoring database of the FFG (Austrian Research Promotion Agency) as well as the impact monitoring database of the Austrian Institute for SME Research, complemented by case studies. This resulted in a report that pointed towards a specific need to support potential HGF not provided by the FFG portfolio so far.
On behalf of: Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Co-operation: Austrian Institute of Economic Research - WIFO (lead)
Completed: 2017/03
Contact: Peter Kaufmann

Indikatoren zur Erfassung der Wirkungen von Förderungen der FFG
Indicators for capturing the impacts of subsidy programmes administered by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

The goal of this study was to identify valid indicators to monitor the impacts of the heterogeneous programme portfolio of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). We developed intervention logics for the various support instruments of the FFG and employed a participative process to include the needs of different stakeholder groups. The result of the study is a set of best practice indicators, structured along the intervention logics and across the broad portfolio of the FFG, which represents the basis for the impact monitoring of the portfolio.
On behalf of: Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Co-operation: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (lead)
Completed: 2016/12
Contact: Peter Kaufmann

Evaluierung der Garantien des austria wirtschaftsservice (aws)
Evaluation of guarantees of the austria wirtschaftsservice (aws)

The objective of the evaluation was to obtain information about the effects, the governance and the accessibility of the guarantees provided by the aws. Based on that, recommendations for potential improvements were developed. Next to document analysis and analyses of monitoring data, two online surveys (with bank representatives and companies) as well as a control-group comparison based on the balance sheet database of the Austrian Institute for SME Research were implemented.
On behalf of: austria wirtschaftsservice GmbH
Completed: 2016/12
Contact: Sascha Ruhland

Begleitforschung ACR Innovationsagent
Implementation accompaniment of the ACR Innovation Agent programme

The goal of the project was to scientifically accompany the implementation of the ACR innovation agent programme in Austria, according to the similar programme existing in Denmark. For this purpose the implementation phase, achieved progresses and first results were illustrated and assessed. Furthermore, different scenarios how to finance this kind of programme in Austria were provided.
On behalf of: Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economic
Completed: 2016/07
Contact: Sonja Sheikh

Evaluierung des START-Programms und des Wittgenstein-Preises
Evaluation of the START Programme and the Wittgenstein Award

The evaluation of the programmes START and Wittgenstein included the analysis of the design, the management, the impact of the programmes as well as their fit in the Austrian and European funding landscape.
On behalf of: Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
Co-operation: Fraunhofer ISI (lead)
Completed: 2016/05
Contact: Eva Heckl

Wirkungsmonitoring der FFG Förderung 2014 und 2015
Impact monitoring of programmes managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) 2014-2015

The impact monitoring of RTDI funding for Austrian companies, managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) as a single point of access, assessed direct economic impacts of the funded projects on, for example, input variables like own investments in R&D, but also research and innovation behaviour, and output variables like employment and turnover of the funded businesses. A separate survey covered the effects in research organisations from 2014 onwards.
On behalf of: Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Completed: 2016/04
Contact: Peter Kaufmann

WIFAS – Modell zur Abschätzung von sozialen Wirkungen missionsorientierter Forschungsförderprogramme im Bereich Mobilität
Development of a model to capture the social effects caused by subsidy programmes to advance mobility research

This study developed a conceptually and empirically sound model to capture the social effects caused by subsidy programmes to advance mobility research. The empirically validated model, including a definition of indicators and methods to be used, contributes not only to the conceptually underdeveloped question of how to capture social effects of research and innovation programmes, but is also able to draw lessons for future programme designs. This is especially true for mobility research, but it is also possible to derive learnings for RTDI programmes in general.
On behalf of: Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Co-operation: netwiss GesmbH
Completed: 2016/02 
Contact: Peter Kaufmann

Workshop on Policy Evaluation of Local/Regional Development and Territorial Competitiveness Programs

The aim of this project was know-how transfer in the area of policy evaluation for regional development and territorial competitiveness programs.
The target group were local experts from different public and semi-public administrations and evaluators in the field of regional development. Involved partners in the delivery of the project are the Institute for Territorial Economic Development (InTER), the National Agency for Regional Development (NARD) and the Secretariat for Public Policy in Serbia.
On behalf of: BACID Fonds für Know-how Transfer Actions im Auftrag der Austrian Development Agency (ADA)
Completed: 2015/12
Contact: Peter Kaufmann

Begleitende Evaluierung zur Umsetzung des "Kursbuch Tourismus Oberösterreich 2011 – 2016"
Ongoing evaluation (2011 - 2016) of the implementation of the tourism strategy in the province of Upper Austria

The participatory development of the strategy to develop the tourism sector in the province of Upper Austria aimed at increasing the value added by removing bottlenecks and strengthening potentials with a broad sector approach. The accompanying evaluation of the strategy implementation focuses on process as well as summative aspects (before-after comparison). The evaluation also comprises a comparison of the development with other regions.
On behalf of: Office of the State Government of Upper Austria
Completed: 2015/10
Contact: Peter Kaufmann

Evaluierung des Programms „Der Mikrokredit“ (2014-2015)
Evaluation of the Microcredit programme (2014-2015)

The Microcredit programme of the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection aimed to encourage self-employment by providing micro loans, advice and training to particular target groups. The evaluation of the programme period up to 2015 entails a comparison and benchmarking with similar programmes in Europe as well as an analysis of success factors of funded ventures.
On behalf of: ÖSB Consulting GmbH
Completed: 2015/10
Contact: Thomas Oberholzner

Erstellung von Vorlagen für Businessplan und Machbarkeitsanalyse für die Förderungsaktion „Ideen!Reich“ der SFG
Compilation of business plan and feasibility study templates for the Styrian Business Promotion Agency´s funding programm “Ideen!Reich“

The project targeted the development of standardised business plan and feasibility study templates on behalf of the Styrian Business Promotion Agency. Within the scope of the funding campaign “Ideen!Reich” the templates enabled the simplification and comparability of submitted proposals. Hence the project supported the advancement of the SFG´s SME-related funding instruments.
On behalf of: Steirische Wirtschaftsförderungsges.m.b.H.
Completed: 2015/10
Contact: Sonja Sheikh

Entwicklung eines Evaluationsplans für das Zentrale Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM) zur Notifizierung bei der Europäischen Kommission
Development of an evaluation plan of the German ‘Central Innovation Programme for SMEs‘ (ZIM) for notification with the European Commission

Within this project, we first established the scientific and administrative basis for developing an evaluation plan for one of Europe’s largest innovation programmes. In a second step, we devised in close cooperation with the respective ministry the evaluation plan for the programme period 2015-2019 for notification with the European Commission.
On behalf of: Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), Berlin
Completed: 2015/04
Contact: Peter Kaufmann

Evaluierung des Programms „Forschungskompetenzen für die Wirtschaft“
Evaluation of the programme "Forschungskompetenzen für die Wirtschaft"

The programme consists mainly of training seminars, qualification networks as well as innovation courses within tertiary studies. The evaluation analysed the usefulness of the instruments and the integration of the programme in the overall funding portfolio as well as the implementation and impact of the programme.
On behalf of: Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economic
Completed: 2015/04
Contact: Eva Heckl

Ex-post Evaluierung des Strategieprogramms TAKE OFF
Ex-post evaluation of the strategic aviation programme TAKE OFF
This evaluation of the aviation programme TAKE OFF comprised a design as well as an impact analysis component. Specific challenges for assessing the programme impact were to be met due to the international context of the aviation industry and the partly very long innovation cycles in the industry. This was tackled by relying not only on more usual methods of social enquiry, but also on the concept of technology readiness levels (TRL) and an input-output analysis.
On behalf of: Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Co-operation: Christiane Kerlen Evaluation und Beratung, Economic Trends Research Hamburg
Completed: 2015/03
Contact: Peter Kaufmann

Zwischenevaluierung des Programms Innovationsscheck Plus
Interim evaluation of the programme “Innovation Voucher Plus”

Innovation vouchers enable enterprises to engage with research institutions on the basis of a non-refundable subsidy for their services to a maximum value of either € 5,000 (Innovation Voucher) or € 10,000 (Innovation Voucher Plus). This interim evaluation tested whether the initial hypothesis for the creation of the Innovation Voucher Plus was valid, i.e. that there was a substantial number of Austrian SMEs that needed scientific support beyond the scope of the Innovation Voucher for being able to engage with R&D more seriously. The focus of the study also went beyond the immediate impacts in businesses by investigating the basic intervention logic, how the voucher can be seen against the Austrian support portfolio as well as other international applications, and which design features need to be improved in the future.
On behalf of: Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economic
Completed: 2015/01
Contact: Peter Kaufmann

Die Rolle von begleitender Evaluation und Begleitforschung in der FTI-Politik. Eine Bestandsaufnahme.
Taking stock of the role of accompanying evaluation & research for RDTI-policy making

This study elaborated the status quo of accompanying evaluation and research in Germany and Austria by reflecting on their conceptual underpinnings and the actual implementation in these two countries. The conclusion derives options for their further development, conceptually as well as in terms of institutional settings necessary for a fruitful implementation of accompanying evaluations in the future.
On behalf of: Plattform fteval
Completed: 2014/12
Contact: Peter Kaufmann

Was können Fallstudien im Rahmen von Evaluationen leisten? Anspruch und Realität der Anwendung.
What is the role of case studies in policy evaluations? Requirements and reality of applications.

This study looked into the potential of case studies as a research approach to integrate different methods of social inquiry to answer questions frequently posed by policy makers in evaluations. This more conceptual discussion was matched with an empirical part that investigated the reality of case study applications in RDTI policy evaluations.
On behalf of: Plattform fteval
Completed: 2014/12
Contact: Peter Kaufmann

Interim evaluation of the participation of SMEs in FP7 (Cooperation Programme and the Research for the benefit of SMEs schemes)

The overall objective of the study was to evaluate the results and impacts of the participating SMEs within two initiatives of FP7: the cooperation programme and the research for the benefit of SMEs schemes under the capacities programme, including the impacts on economic performance, European added value, behavioural additionality and innovation. The evaluation study assessed the relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the two initiatives.
On behalf of: European Commission, DG Research
Co-operation: Panteia (lead), ENSR Partner 
Completed: 2014/05
Contact: Iris Fischl

Begleitende Evaluierung zum Impulsprogramm "Laura Bassi Centres of Expertise"
Evaluation of the Initiative Programme "Laura Bassi Centres of Expertise"

The evaluation accompanied the programme Laura Bassi Centres of Expertise until the beginning of 2014. It was a strategic process evaluation with formative elements and a focus on learning possibilities and recommendations for programme steering. One part of the analysis comprised new and transferable approaches for fair gender design of RDTI support.
On behalf of: Federal Ministry of Economics, Family and Youth
Project partner: ISI Karlsruhe
Completed: 2014/05
Contact: Eva Heckl

Evaluierung des Förderschwerpunkts Talente
Evaluation of the funding priority “talents”

The funding priority ‘Talents’ supports (potential) researchers in the areas of natural sciences and engineering. Focus of the evaluation was the analysis of the intervention logic, the implementation und the impacts of the programme. On that basis, recommendations for the further development of the funding priority were derived.
On behalf of: Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Completed: 2014/05
Contact: Eva Heckl

Wirkungsmonitoring der FFG Förderung 2011 - 2013
Impact monitoring of FFG funding 2011 - 2013

The impact monitoring of RTDI funding for Austrian companies, managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), assessed direct economic impacts of the funded projects on, for example, innovation, employment, turn-over, on research and innovation behaviours and competences of the funded businesses as well as their cooperation behaviour for their RTDI activities.
On behalf of: Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Completed: 2014/04
Contact: Peter Kaufmann

Endevaluierung AT:net
Ex-post evaluation AT:net

This evaluation of the funding programme „austrian electronic network“ aimed at the analysis of the full programme duration from 2007 to 2013 and the achievement of its objectives as well as the impacts on the participating organisations and beyond. The results fed into the development of recommendations with regard to a potential continuation of the programme.
On behalf of: Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology 
Completed: 2014/03
Contact: Sascha Ruhland

Erweiterte Erfolgskontrolle des Programms zur Förderung der Industriellen Gemeinschaftsforschung und -entwicklung (IGF)
Extended performance review of the Industrial Collective Research Programme (ICR) in Germany

This accompanying evaluation (2011-13) of the funding initiative “Industrial Collective Research Programme” referred to the project and programme level. The programme supports research projects in the pre-competitive stage for the benefit of SMEs in the entire industrial sector. Project ideas are developed in industry financed associations for the purpose to coordinate industry wide precompetitive research and conducted by a broad range of research institutes.
On behalf of: Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Berlin
Co-operation: iit/VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH
Completed: 2013/12
Contact: Peter Kaufmann

Evaluierung des Programms „Der Mikrokredit“ (2012 - 2013) 
Evaluation of the Microcredit programme (2012 - 2013) 

The Microcredit programme of the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection aims to encourage self-employment of particular target groups through provision of micro loans, advice and training. The evaluation focussed on the programme’s design and implementation, outreach to target groups, and its impact.
On behalf of: ÖSB Consulting GmbH
Completed: 2013/10
Contact: Thomas Oberholzner

Online-Befragung der teilnehmenden Betriebe am ÖkoBusinessPlan Wien (4. Programmperiode, 2010-2013)
Online-survey of the participants of the EcoBusinessPlan Vienna (4th program-period, 2010-2013)

“ÖkoBusinessPlan Wien” is a support programme of the department of environmental protection Vienna. With the consulting and support measures addressing efficient use of natural resources, Viennese enterprises shall be able to reach environmental aims while their costs are decreasing. The annual survey among the participating enterprises aimed at the enquiry of impacts and additionality of the support and the environmental measures carried out by the enterprises.
On behalf of: City of Vienna, Department for Environmental Protection
Completed: 2013/09
Contact: Iris Fischl

Strategische Beurteilung der aws Förderkooperationen im Kontext zu den reinen Wirtschaftsförderungen des Landes Oberösterreich
Strategic assessment of the funding initiatives by the provincial government of Upper Austria, partly in collaboration with the Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws)

In 2007, the provincial government of Upper Austria entered a contract with the Austrian Wirtschaftsservice to administer some funding initiatives in its name. This strategic assessment covered these programmes, but also those implemented by the provincial government of Upper Austria itself for manufacturing, trade and commerce.
On behalf of: Office of the State Government of Upper Austria
Completed: 2013/04
Contact: Peter Kaufmann

Evaluierung der Auswirkungen der Qualifizierungsmodule des AIT
Impact assessment of the qualification modules of AIT

AIT offered five qualification modules for the increase of competence of employees in designated areas. The implementation phase was evaluated to optimize implementation and to speed up learning processes by focussing on the usefulness and effects of the qualification modules.
On behalf of: AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology
Completed: 2012/12
Contact: Eva Heckl

Evaluation der Österreichischen Klimaschutzinitiative klima:aktiv 2004 bis 2012
Evaluation of the Austrian Initiative for Climate Protection klima:aktiv 2004-2012

The primary objective of the initiative klima:aktiv was to introduce and promote climate-friendly technologies and services. The initiative was divided into four thematic clusters: Building, Energy Efficiency, Mobility, and Renewable Energy. The evaluation analysed internal and external effects, assessed strengths and weaknesses of the main activities and identified options for the further development of the initiative.
On behalf of: Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
Completed: 2012/11
Contact: Iris Fischl

Evaluierung des Europäischen Instituts für Weltraumpolitik (ESPI)
Evaluation of the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI)

The evaluation concept of the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) implemented a multi-level approach: The micro-level analysis focused on the targets, measures and outputs, the meso-level analysis focussed on the economic effects on Austria and the macro-level looked at the strategic influence of research and network activities at international level.
On behalf of: Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Completed: 2012/09
Contact: Peter Kaufmann

Evaluierung der Forschungsförderung in Österreich im Themenfeld Verkehr und Mobilität – Schwerpunkt Strategieprogramme IV2S und IV2Splus
Evaluation of R&D support in the thematic area of transport and mobility in Austria - with a focus on strategic programmes IV2S and IV2Splus

The evaluation of the strategy programmes “intelligent transport systems and services” (IV2S and IV2Splus) comprised elements of a concept, as well as process and impact evaluation. The evaluation also analysed the research support in the field of traffic and mobility apart from the two strategy programmes.
On behalf of: Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Completed: 2012/08
Contact: Thomas Oberholzner

Externe Begleitung zur Initiative „evolve“ für die Jahre 2009 bis 2011
External monitoring of the initiative “evolve”, 2009-2011

„evolve“ is an initiative to support the Austrian creative industries, jointly implemented by “Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws)” and “arge creativwirtschaft austria (cwa)”. The project was designed as a formative evaluation, accompanying the initiative for approx. Three years. It had a strong focus on learning opportunities and aimed at providing recommendations concerning design and implementation of the initiative from an external point of view.
On behalf of: Federal Ministry of Economics, Family and Youth
Completed: 2012/04
Contact: Sonja Sheikh

Evaluierung der monetären Unternehmensförderung der Wirtschaftsagentur Wien - Gruppe und des Wiener ArbeitnehmerInnen Förderungsfonds
Evaluation of the monetary funding of enterprises of the Vienna Business Agency – Group and the Vienna Employment Promotion Fund

The evaluation aimed at assessing the effectiveness of the directs support programmes offered by the Vienna Business Agency – Group and the Vienna Employment Promotion Fund. The focus was on analysing the intervention logics, complementarities and potential overlaps of the respective programmes during the period 2005 till 2009.
On behalf of: Town of Vienna, Department for EU Strategy and Economic Development
Co-operation: Joanneum Research
Completed: 2012/03
Contact: Iris Fischl