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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), whose 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 able… 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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