Open Evaluation 2016, according the organizers, is the largest conference in Europe dedicated to the evaluation of policies in the field of research, technology and innovation policy (RTI). The conference aims to gather academics, evaluators, research managers, authorities and RTI policy makers to debate challenging developments in RTI policy and their effects on evaluation theory and practice. The conference addresses new actor settings, approaches and themes in RTI policy evaluation. Thus, the term OPEN EVALUATION signals openness towards new values, new stakeholders and beneficiaries and new approaches and themes in RTI policies and RTI evaluations.
The conference takes place in Vienna on 24-25 November 2016. The main conference organisers are the Austrian Platform for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation, the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research and IFRIS – Institut Francilien Recherche Innovation Société, Paris.
ONLINSE S3 will attend the conference, through its consortium partner RIM. The conference is considered as a great opportunity to promote ONLINE S3 project to different stakeholders, and acquire knowledge and be informed mainly about evaluating smart specialisation and regional innovation; about the stakeholder involvement in research production & citizen science and of course get introduced on the SIPER Evaluation Interactive STI Evaluation Database.
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