Mission-driven Innovation Environments – How Can They be Evaluated?
The project will generate:
- Indicators for the follow-up of the 5 vision driven environments’ program principles
- Approaches to analyze the development of the indicators over time
- Tools for evaluating the indicators' connections to the desired outcomes (innovation and innovative capacity)
- The model will also contribute to continuous learning within the evaluated environments, e. function as a 'feedback mechanism' where lessons from the implementation of the working principles in the different environments are communicated in dialogue with the participating environments.
The envisioned evaluation includes two steps. We are currently working on the first step, drawing on previous work on mission-driven evaluation in other countries.
Step 1: Development of a model for evaluating innovation environments.
Step 2: Evaluation of the indicators' connections to the desired outcomes (innovation and
innovative capacity) - part of this analysis can be performed in step 1.
Step 1 is carried out via literature studies, interviews with experts in the EU, and comparisons with similar evaluation projects that are ongoing in other European countries, as well as primary data from the five innovation environments and actors in their vicinity.
An international group of senior advisors also participate. Please reach out for more information!
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