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12 Jul 2018

MLE reports on evaluation of business R&D grant schemes

The Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) on the evaluation of business R&D grant schemes has now published a report on its work. The report focuses on three incremental innovations in the evaluation of support schemes for business R&D and innovation namely: the added-value of taking a behavioural change perspective and measuring and understanding how the R&D and innovation behaviour of companies changes in response to policy measures; recent advances in mixed-method approaches, including econometrics, the use of control groups and qualitative methods, in the evaluation of the impact of business R&D support measures; and the opportunities and challenges of big data in policy evaluations, including data linking.

MLE participants provided examples of recent evaluations and they stressed current and planned activities for improving their evaluations of R&D and innovation support schemes.

To download the report from the Policy Support Facility's RIO website, click here.

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