An innovation-conducive environment is seldom created by accident or mere coincidence. Instead, it is a process driven by strategic objectives and elaborated plans. Cities, governments, agencies and other organisations systematically build their competences and practices to support innovation and dynamic business environments.
We help our clients design and implement a strategy process that ensures all key stakeholders – public, private and third sector – are engaged and committed to joint goals.
We have vast experience in analysing what is an appropriate innovation and business promotion policy mix. On the basis of that, we are able to design the necessary strategy-driven top-down instruments, such as business and innovation programmes, and relevant bottom-up policy instruments, whether they are indirect or direct innovation incentives.
Development of monitoring and evaluation frameworks and relevant indicators is an essential part of good programme design and management. This is particularly important for complex innovation policy measures and programmes.
We help our clients define logical frameworks, design appropriate impact models, and set clear targets and baselines for policies and programmes.
Thematic and comparative analyses, such as international benchmarking, have become an important part of evaluations and – in particular – policy design processes. Often they are also the quickest and most efficient way for policy development. We provide our clients with the experience, insight and networks needed to seek and analyse other policies and experiences – and learn from them.
By assessing and evaluating the impact of their activities, organisations can get valuable evidence-based insights on what works, for whom, and in what context. This helps decision-makers allocate resources and plan activities.
Our evaluation and impact assessment services cover the full range from theory-based programme evaluations and forward-looking assessments to formative and developmental evaluation approaches.
Linear evaluation approaches may not be enough in increasingly complex and fast-changing contexts. Development and understanding of complex systems requires new approaches and methodologies.
We are constantly developing our expertise and new methods to help our clients design, evaluate and operate in complex ecosystems.
Designing and implementing effective policies is extremely difficult and requires the understanding, analysis and structuring of various views and aspects.
Our innovation policy analysis services cover both long-term research and short-term high-quality analysis services, including benchmarking, policy briefs or innovative data analyses.