Evaluation and Impact Analyses

The Austrian Institute for SME Research conducts evaluations and impact analyses of measures, programmes and institutions in various policy areas at international, national and regional level. This involves the analysis and evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of the use of public subsidies and other measures in view of limited resources and increasing (inter)national competitive pressure. The relevant research work forms an essential component of a learning and strategically oriented national and European policy making. The evaluation activities of the Austrian Institute for SME Research focus on research, technology and innovation policy (RTI policy), economic policy as well as labour market and social policy. The Institute is a member of the board and the working group FTI of the German Society for Evaluation e.V. (DeGEval) and a member of the platform fteval. The evaluations of the Austrian Institute for SME Research are based on the (quality) standards developed by these institutions.

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Selected Projects

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

Expected Completion:

2022

Contact

Peter Kaufmann

annual reports

Evaluierung des BRIDGE Programms (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 will 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 different 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:

Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Completed:

2018/05

Contact

Peter Kaufmann

german report

Evaluierung der Förderungsgesellschaften Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH (AWS) und Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft GmbH (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, which happened 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 both institutions, in order to draw action-relevant conclusions.

On behalf of:

Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy

Completed:

2017/11

Contact

Sonja Sheikh

german report

Interim Evaluation of the Participation of SMEs in FP7 (Cooperation Programme and the Research for the Benefit of SMEs Schemes)

The overall objective of this 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 and Innovation

Completed:

2014/05

Contact

Iris Fischl

publication

your contacts

Iris Fischl

Senior Researcher
i.fischl@kmuforschung.ac.at
+43 1 5059761-51

Peter Kaufmann

Senior Researcher
p.kaufmann@kmuforschung.ac.at
+43 1 5059761-31

Sonja Sheikh

authorized representative
s.sheikh@kmuforschung.ac.at
+43 1 5059761-25
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Begleitende Evaluierung IWB/EFRE AT 2014-20 (Accompanying Evaluation IWB/EFRE AT 2014-20)

This accompanying evaluation of the implementation of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-20 in Austria applies a broad evaluation design.

Expected Completion
2022
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Wissenschaftliche Begleitung des Projekts: „Multifunktionale Nutzung thermisch aktivierter Bestandsfassaden“ (Accompanying research of the project “Multifunctional use of thermally activated existing facades”)

Accompanying research of a technical research project, which shows the economic and technical potential of the external component activation for the renovation of existing buildings.

Expected Completion
2020
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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 assesses direct impacts of the funded projects on RTDI inputs, behavioural changes, and outputs as well as their current needs.

Expected Completion
2022
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Evaluierung des Programms Klima- und Energie-Modellregionen (Evaluation of the programme “Klima- und Energie-Modellregionen”)

Evaluation of the Climate and Energy Model Regions (KEM) - Programme of the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund, which supports regions in the development and implementation of climate protection related measures.

Expected Completion
2019
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Evaluation des Zentralen Innovationsprogramms Mittelstand (Evaluation of the Central Innovation Programme for SMEs)

The evaluation of the Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM) with its three programme pillars R&D individual projects, R&D cooperation projects and networks concerns one of the most important instruments of innovation policy in Germany.

Expected Completion
2019
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Zwischenevaluierung des FTI-Programms „Mobilität der Zukunft“ (Interim evaluation of the RTDI-programme “Mobilität der Zukunft”)

Analysis of the programme design and the programme processes as well as the observed short-term effects of the mission-oriented RTI programme.

Expected Completion
2018
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Evaluation und Wirkungsanalyse CTI-Entrepreneurship (Impact monitoring and evaluation of the CTI entrepreneurship Programme)

Assessment of the conception, implementation and short- to medium-term effects of the CTI Entrepreneurship Programme.

Expected Completion
2018
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Evaluierung des Förderprogramms kit4market (Evaluation of the Funding Programme kit4market)

The subject of the project is the evaluation of the programme(s) for the promotion of studies for commercial, international technology transfer" (kit4market, kit4market 2.0).

Completed
2018/09
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Evaluierung der Umsetzung von HORIZON 2020, EUREKA, COSME, EEN und ERA in Österreich (Evaluation of the implementation of HORIZON 2020, EUREKA, COSME, EEN and ERA in Austria)

The Austrian Institute for SME Research was part of the consortium (head of: AIT) for the evaluation of the implementation of HORIZON 2020 and ERA in Austria, supplemented by the three European initiatives EUREKA, COSME and EEN.

Completed
2018/06
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Evaluierung der innovationsfördernden Beschaffung (Evaluation of the Public Procurement Promoting Innovation)

Evaluation of the implementation of the Action Plan on Public Procurement Promoting Innovation in Austria.

Completed
2018/05
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Evaluierung des BRIDGE Programms (Evaluation of the BRIDGE Programme)

This evaluation focuses on the different facets of impacts of the BRIDGE programme and on the more recent modifications in the programme design during the period 2009 up to 2016.

Completed
2018/05
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Portfolioanalyse der unternehmensbezogenen Wirtschafts- und Forschungsförderung des Landes Oberösterreich (Evaluation of Upper Austria’s Portfolio of Funding and Support to Companies)

This evaluation aims to analyse the portfolio of Upper Austria’s funding and support measures provided to companies.

Completed
2018/03
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Evaluierung der Förderungsgesellschaften Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH (AWS) und Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft GmbH (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, which happened in the context of the structural reforms more than a decade ago, have been achieved.

Completed
2017/11
Asset 7

Interim Evaluation of the Participation of SMEs in FP7 (Cooperation Programme and the Research for the Benefit of SMEs Schemes)

The overall objective of this study was to evaluate the results and impacts of the participating SMEs within two initiatives of FP7.

Completed
2014/05
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