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This report presents the results of the implementation of a new process for assessing EUREKA participations and projects. The innovation nature of this new process consists of progressively improving a project database on, and with inputs from, participants at several points throughout the process: at the conclusion of the research and development projects, and during commercial exploitation of the results (ie one, three and five years after the end of the projects). The assessment process can be best described by the following keywords. Final Report: at the end of their participation in a EUREKA project, participants are invited to complete a short questionnaire (4 pages) that covers the project itself, the technological and commercial outcomes of the participants, and the employment impact on their respective firms. Market Impact Report: at predefined intervals following the end of the project, industrial participants are asked to complete a very short questionnaire (2 pages) related to the progress of their commercial exploitation of EUREKA results, and to the employment impact. Participants: information is directly compiled on, and collected from, participants in all projects. This is the most appropriate method when dealing with industrial exploitation issues. Systematic and continuous: the process is systematic in that it addresses all participants in all projects. It is also a continuous process since it traces the progress of socio-economic effects over a 5-year period. An analysis of the first results obtained through this new process is presented in this Annual Impact Report. This report has been compiled with the help of a board of experts.

Additional information

Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1996) 48pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from EUREKA Belgique, Rue de la Science 8, B-1000 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2305912
Record Number: 199630085 / Last updated on: 1996-12-18
Original language: en
Available languages: en