Evaluation

We evaluate innovation policy measures. In this way, we create evidence for the further optimization of innovation policy.

Innovation policy is subject to growing pressure for efficiency and legitimacy. The need for evaluations to assess innovation policy measures and their further development is increasing. Those responsible for programs need information on the extent to which desired goals are being achieved and effects indexed, which programmatic changes lead to greater efficiency and better results, and which thematic emphases future programs should set. The evaluation of individual measures must be seen against the background of an overarching view of the innovation system. This means that the evaluation of the context and the interrelationships between different innovation policy measures also plays an important role. Finally, a prerequisite for robust evaluation results is the use of scientifically sound methods and quality benchmarks, as described in the DeGEval standards.

 

Our clients of evaluations (selection)

Projects

Here you can find an overview of the evaluation of the iit.

Economy & Labor, Business development, Innovations & Technologies, Regional Development & Infrastructure

The Forschungs- und Entwicklungszentrum Fachhochschule Kiel GmbH commissioned the Institute for Innovation and Technology in the VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik (iit) in 2020 to evaluate the joint project "Innovationsorientiertes Netzwerk StartUp Schleswig-Holstein (StartUp SH)". The aim of the evaluation was to evaluate the network and the StartUp SH e.V. association […]

Innovations & Technologies, International

For the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT), the Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) evaluated the Austrian Space Application Programmes and the Austrian Space Strategy on behalf of KMU Forschung Austria. The focus of the evaluation was the assessment of the program design as well as […]

Education & Research

For the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) managed an office for a high-caliber expert commission whose mandate included evaluating the funding of research buildings and large-scale equipment at universities. Since 2007 until the end of the project, the federal and […]

Innovations & Technologies, International

On behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit), the Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) evaluates the Austrian funding programme for security research KIRAS. The Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) and the Institute for Empirical Social Research (IFES), both located in Vienna, are involved as […]

Innovations & Technologies, Mobility

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) supports research and technology projects of companies from the aerospace industry in the field of civil and commercial aviation in Germany with loans to limit development risks. Together with its partners, iit has taken on the task of evaluating the […]

Education & Research

In the summer of 2005, the German federal and state governments adopted the Excellence Initiative as a comprehensive funding program for German science. Within the framework of an independent evaluation of the Excellence Initiative, which was carried out by an international commission of experts, the iit was commissioned with the […]

Innovations & Technologies, Regional Development & Infrastructure

Within the framework of the evaluation carried out by the iit together with the Centre for Regional and Innovation Economics (CRIE) at the University of Bremen, the central cluster policy measure of the Free State of Bavaria, the Cluster Offensive, is being examined with regard to its effectiveness, efficiency and […]

Energy & Sustainability, Regional Development & Infrastructure

The Hamburg Renewable Energy Cluster is analyzed on the basis of the evaluation and benchmarking system jointly developed for all eight Hamburg clusters and cluster policies. The evaluation focuses on member satisfaction analysis to assess the range of services offered and the development of future services by the cluster management. […]

Innovations & Technologies, Regional Development & Infrastructure

The aim of the project was to examine the effectiveness and performance of the funding provided to date and, building on this, to bring together existing funding instruments in an overall strategy. Recommendations for cluster policy were derived, which show the way to a sustainable and efficient use of funding […]

Digitisation & Artificial Intelligence, Energy & Sustainability, Innovations & Technologies

The Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) evaluated the ELEKTRO POWER funding programme of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) from 2013 until 2016. With this programme, the BMWi aimed in particular to promote new production technologies and processes in the battery sector and in lightweight […]

Regional Development & Infrastructure

The evaluation of the Maritime Cluster North Germany applied the evaluation and benchmarking system, which is uniform for all eight Hamburg clusters and cluster policies, to examine the performance, effectiveness and sustainability of the Maritime Cluster North Germany and the associated cluster policy approaches. This was supplemented by a cluster […]

Innovations & Technologies, Regional Development & Infrastructure

In the study carried out by iit together with Rambøll and evers & jung, the implementation of the cluster project is evaluated by ZukunftsAgentur Brandenburg GmbH (ZAB). For this purpose, the organisational structures and processes of the cluster project are examined for effectiveness and efficiency. The focus will also be […]

Innovations & Technologies

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Technology, the Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) in cooperation with other experts carried out the evaluation of the aviation research program. An essential task within the scope of this assignment was to develop an indicator-based, sector-specific evaluation system for […]

Economy & Labor, Business development, Education & Research

The IGF programme is supported by the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) as administrative assistant of the former German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Technology. The extended performance review (evaluation) checked whether the purpose of the programme, the support of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in research […]

Innovations & Technologies, International

In the course of an ex post analysis of the MNT-ERA.NET II (2009-2001) program, insights were gained into the strengths and weaknesses of the program. The focus was on an impact analysis as well as a needs assessment of the partner countries so that the successor program could be better […]

Education & Research

Lifelong learning and further education are important building blocks for the professional success and personal development of each individual. Against this background, the BMBF has developed two different measures to support particularly gifted individuals in their professional or academic further education: The program 'Support for the Gifted – Vocational Training - […]

Energy & Sustainability

On behalf of the German Federal Environment Agency UBA, the Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) evaluated the Environmental Protection Coordination Office (KU) at DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e. V. The main tasks of the KU are to regularly review national and international draft standards and standards from the […]

Innovations & Technologies, Regional Development & Infrastructure

On behalf of the Ministry of Science, Economics and Transport of the German State of Schleswig-Holstein (MWV), the three cluster management of the food industry (foodRegio), the maritime industry (Maritime Cluster Schleswig-Holstein) and the information and communication and media industry (DiWiSH) were evaluated together with dsn. The promotion of cluster […]

Energy & Sustainability, International

The evaluation of the export initiative on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) had the task of analyzing the export situation in the renewable energy sector, determining the effectiveness of the initiative and deriving recommendations for improvements. According to these objectives, the evaluation included […]

Innovations & Technologies, Regional Development & Infrastructure

In the summer of 2005, the VDI/VDE-IT, as the project management agency of the Bavarian Information and Communications Technology Support Programme, began a comprehensive analysis of the support program on behalf of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport and Technology. The analysis was intended to provide indications of the […]

Innovations & Technologies

As part of the accompanying measures InnovuM of the Microsystems Framework Programme of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), an internal, formative evaluation has also been implemented by the VDI/VDE-IT since 2004 (until Dec. 2007). The objectives of this evaluation are the timely support of program management […]

Economy & Labor, Business development

The Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM, project financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy BMWi), the VDI/VDE-IT was assigned the management of the evaluation secretariat and the technical support of the commission entrusted with the evaluation. The focus of the project was the […]

Innovations & Technologies

The research programme 'Shipping and Marine Technology for the 21st Century' of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research was evaluated together with Prognos AG. A central task was to develop an orientation for the redesign of a successor program directly after the evaluation, based on the evaluation results […]

Regional Development & Infrastructure

The VDI/VDE-IT, as the project management agency of the MST Bavaria support program, began a comprehensive analysis of the support program in the summer of 2003 on behalf of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport and Technology. The analysis was intended to provide indications of the extent to which […]

Digitisation & Artificial Intelligence

For the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), the multimedia start-up competition is accompanied and evaluated. The basis is the evaluation of process data from the competition procedure as well as supplementary surveys of participants and relevant comparison groups. The benefits for the competition arise in several […]

Economy & Labor, Business development, Education & Research

On behalf of the Working Group for Research in Continuing Education (ABWF), which as the project management agency implements the Learning Culture Competence Development program, two projects have already been carried out in the program area Learning in the Process of Work (LiPA). From 2001 to 2003, the project 'Personnel […]