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Do you want to work at Open Evidence?

We’re always looking for good people to join us. New projects come in, or sometimes people leave (mostly to go to work in the European Commission), and there is often the chance to find a part-time or full-time collaboration. We’re presently in need of people with the any of the following skills: – innovation policy analyst… Read more »

The Final Report on the Study on Online Gambling published

The Final Report on the Study on Online Gambling, conducted a.o. by Open Evidence Staff within the LSE & Partner Consortium, has been published The main objective of the study was to assess the behavioural response of consumers of online gambling services to protective measures tested in experimental settings. The measures tested in two behavioural… Read more »

Light and fast funding for innovation: making innovation policies fit for the web

This paper, presented in 2012 at EUROCPR, outlines the challenges and opportunities of bridging the gap between government funding for innovation, and the reality of web innovation. It was written before Horizon 2020 was designed, and anticipates many of the novel features that are included in it: inducement prizes, small, multi-stage funding and open funding. EUROCPR12… Read more »

OE/IDC policy brief on data-intensive government

In the context of our study with IDC on the EU data market, we have recently published a short report on the implications of big data for government (downloadable here). Here’s a summary of content: Big data already plays an important role in government by delivering better public services and supporting more effective policies. Potential… Read more »

Presentation of the Results of the Kublai project Evaluation – Rome, 21st of October 2014

On Tuesday October 21st 2014 took place in Rome the presentation of the results of the evaluation of the Kublai project carried out by Open Evidence within the scope of the event “Kublai – Punto a capo: Valutazione e prospettive di un’esperienza pilota di innovazione sociale”. The aim of the event was to start from… Read more »

Keynote at the #icitycamp2014 – Barcelona 14th November 2014

ICityProject  is an European project to make easier the opening of Governments’ ICT infrastructures (information system) and offer them to third parties to develop services of public interest. A consortium of cities, companies and institutions are working together to carry out the project. Bologna and Genova, with the leading of Barcelona, shape the cities consortium. Companies… Read more »

Give your contribution to the mapping of alternative funding mechanisms for scientific research

Research and innovation policy is evolving towards an increase in the “innovation policy mix”, in a culture of experimentation of  novel approaches to innovation in policy-making. As part of this trend, research funding  itself has substantially evolved in recent years in order to meet the challenges of increased  international competition and respond to the results… Read more »

Emergence by Design webinar “How to Evaluate Social Innovation? The Dynamic Evaluation Approach”

Emergence by Design (MD), to which Open Evidence is partner, is a project funded by the EC 7th Framework Programme aimed at supporting promoters for social change by developing a community around new theory, practices and tools. The vision of Emergence by Design is to develop an international community around new theory, practices and tools… Read more »

Alternative funding mechanisms for science

Crowdfunding, philantropy, inducement prizes are some of the emerging ways to fund science. The European Commission Joint Research Centre has asked us to look more into this in order to understand the implications of alternative funding. Are they more effective in translating research results to market? Do they involve new players? Do they favour certain… Read more »

Online Engagement for the Digital Action Day

This year, for the fourth year in a row, Open Evidence has supported the European Commission in the online engagement around its main policy event, named “Digital Action Day“. We managed the online discussion before the event, gathering more than 100 comments on the different topics of the work session. During the event, both in… Read more »

Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Analyse the Efficiency of Primary Care Units

The article published in the Journal of Medical Systems analyses the efficiency of primary care centres (PCCs) in adopting Information and Communication Technology (ICT) devices using a new database on primary care centres in the Basque Region in Spain. The methodology adopted a.o. by Cristiano Codagnone and Francisco Lupiañez in this research allows to explicitly… Read more »

The challenges and opportunities of ‘nudging’

The article published in The Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health critically discusses a behavioural economics’ approach in the area of health, focussing both on its theoretical foundation and the determinants of health access. Nudging – which refers to the framing of a choice set without restricting the available options – has been contested in health-related… Read more »

Our article on Government 2.0 published in Telecommunications Policy

On 20 May 2014 Telecommunications Policy published “Collaborative approaches to public sector innovation: A scoping study”, conducted a.o. by Katarzyna Szkuta and David Osimo from Open Evidence. The article explores on the meaning of collaboratively delivering online public services, the success factors as based on the cases subject to the study, as well as the… Read more »

Call for Animators on (big) data – extened deadlines for submission!

“Data is the new oil” has become a common expression for decision-makers, and mentioned in several occasions by VicePresident Neelie Kroes. A Google search turns up more than one billion results. But what is the data economy? How much is it worth? What are its key components? And how is Europe positioned? Today, both market… Read more »

Open Evidence wins the tender on the “Study on the impact of marketing through social media, online games and mobile applications on children’s behaviour”

Open Evidence won the tender on the “Study on the impact of marketing through social media, online games and mobile applications on children’s behaviour”, a study launched by the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers – Consumers and Food Safety Unit of the European Commission. The study will shed light on the concerns about the… Read more »

The European Commission publishes the Final Report on Testing CO2/Car labelling options and consumer information

The Final Report on Testing CO2/Car labelling options and consumer information conducted for the European Commission’s Directorate General CLIMA was published on 21 June 2013 and is available for download. The study tested possible new variants of car eco-labels and promotional material in experimental settings, providing policy recommendations on how to devise measures that contribute… Read more »

The European Commission published the Final Report on Benchmarking Deployment of eHealth among General Practitioners

The European Commission published the Final Report on Benchmarking Deployment of eHealth among General Practitioners (2013) funded by Unit 4 of DG CONNECT today. The study comprised a survey among General Practitioners in 31 countries (EU 27 + Croatia, Iceland, Norway and Turkey) to measure and explain levels of availability and adoption of eHealth applications and… Read more »

Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs

The European Commission published a press release on the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs in the light of the World Economic Forum in Davos today. The EC reinforced its commitment to delivering digital training opportunities and jobs and called for increased participation in order to seize the opportunity to help “Europe drive the next ICT… Read more »

Open Evidence wins the tender on Integrated Care

Open Evidence has won the tender on Integrated Care awarded by the Institute for prospective technological Studies (IPTS), one of the European Commission Research Centres. The study will highlight the role of ICT in integrated care and the expected impact of ICT in terms of health outcomes and health care system efficiency by means of… Read more »

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