Behavioural Additionality in Strategic Basic Research. ‘New Frontiers in Evaluation’ Vienna, 24 April 2006 Jan Larosse, EC-DG RTD Paul Schreurs, IWT Flanders. Outline. Why new evaluation concepts? What is BA? Context IWT SBO programme ‘Internalising’ BA in the programme design
Behavioural Additionality in Strategic Basic Research
‘New Frontiers in Evaluation’
Vienna, 24 April 2006
Jan Larosse, EC-DG RTD
Paul Schreurs, IWT Flanders
SBO = "competence centre"-type of programme
financial support of 2,5 to 3 million euros to allow the funding of a team of 5 to 7 researchers for a period of four years (open to all disciplines, all actors).
"high risk-high potential" strategic basic research integrated in a strategic knowledge platform
with wide opportunities for the application or exploitation of the research results
+ an active commitment to contribute to the effective utilization of the research output by companies or social profit organisations
- cultural differences and barriers in industry-science relations; lack of mutual trust and compatibility;
- dominant culture of internally oriented academic research;
- lack of industrial backing, commitment or absorption capacity
- risk of ‘lip service’ or opportunistic behaviour.
not necessarily unique to smaller regions but can be reinforced in smaller regional innovation systems:
- Balance between international research networking and the expected focus towards the ‘economic return to the region’;
- Match between the science base and the economy or society. Missing links in the chain of value creation.
- Missing links in the chain of knowledge creation. Gaps may be present in the available expertise within the region.
-round 1 : focus on the eligibility and the strategic fit of the proposal within the programme
-round 2 : focus on the scientific quality of the proposal
-round 3 : focus on the utilisation or valorisation value of the proposal
2) to have a balanced expert assessment involving two types of essential expertise
-international high-level scientific experts with strong scientific expertise in the core of the proposal-highly experienced experts who can judge the economic or social/societal exploitation potential / absorption capacity of the research output in the Flanders region