Projects - Mobility

Impact monitoring of programmes managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

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

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

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, assesses 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 covers also 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

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

Evaluierung Begleitforschung/Fallstudien
Evaluation accompanying research/case studies

Short studies: “Ongoing evaluations / accompanying research: What can they deliver and what are their challenges? The state of practice in Austria and Germany.” “How useful are case studies for programme evaluations? Aspirations and reality of their implementation."
On behalf of: Plattform fteval
Completed: 2014/12
Contact: Peter Kaufmann

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

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