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Publication of the article “International health IT benchmarking: learning from cross-country comparisons”

We are glad to announce that the article “International health IT benchmarking: learning from cross-country comparisons” co-authored by Francisco Lupiáñez and Cristiano Codagnone from Open Evidence has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association and is ready for download. The objective of the study is to pilot benchmark measures of health information and… Read more »

“From Nudge to Regulating Uber: Case studies in the Relation Between Science and Public Policy”

We are proud to announce that Cristiano Codagnone from Open Evidence holds the course  “From Nudge to Regulating Uber: Case studies in the Relation Between Science and Public Policy” at  the Faculty of Economics at the National University of Colombia, Cátedra Homero Cuevas. The course offers a critical retrospective of experience that is both based… Read more »

A Single Market for great startups and scaleups: have your say

Open Evidence is supporting DG GROW in its Single Market Forum, currently being held in Amsterdam to discuss the main barriers to scaling up in Europe. We are managing a far fetched online engagement strategy to ensure participation and policy input by entrepreneurs who typically do not participate in EU policy events. The most recent discussion… Read more »

Publication of “The Future of Work in the ‘Sharing Economy’. Market Efficiency and Equitable Opportunities or Unfair Precarisation?”

We are glad to announce that the review essay “The Future of Work in the ‘Sharing Economy’. Market Efficiency and Equitable Opportunities or Unfair Precarisation?” written by Cristiano Codagnone, Fabienne Abadie and Federico Biagi has been published and is ready for download in the European Commission’s JRC Publications Repository. This critical and scoping review essay… Read more »

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

We are glad to announce that the Final Report of the “Study on the impact of marketing through social media, online games and mobile applications on children’s behaviour” conducted by Open Evidence Staff in Consortium with the Londons School of Economics and Block de Ideas has been published and is ready for download. The study, which has… Read more »

Publication of the Final report of the Study “Preparation of the legal and technical background for a voluntary EU standard for low emitting combustion engine driven cars (EULES)”

The final report of the EULES project, related to preparing the legal and technical background for proposing a future voluntary EU low emission limit for combustion engine driven cars, has been published by the European Commission and is ready for download. The principal objectives of the project were to provide the background on the potential… Read more »

Publication of the Final Report of the Study “An analysis of the role and impact of industry participation in the framework programmes”

The Final Report of the Study “An analysis of the role and impact of industry participation in the framework programmes” conducted by Open Evidence and Ernst & Young for the European Commission has been published in the EU bookshop and is ready for download. The objective of the study was to analyse participation patterns understanding… Read more »

Farmers meet Big Data: How data-driven technologies can serve a traditional sector like agriculture? 27th April at 15:00 CEST

Several definitions of precision agriculture are in use today: they generally refer to an all-encompassing farm management approach employing a broad range of technologies to provide data-based decision support, backed-up by real-time data from the field. During the webinar, Lucia Confalonieri from Salt & Lemon will discuss how precision agriculture is becoming a viable business opportunity for… Read more »

Survey on the current situation and future challenges of the architecture profession in Catalonia

The Architects’ Association of Catalonia (COAC) is launching the survey Els arquitectes. Situació, oportunitats i perspectives (The architects. Situation, opportunities and perspectives), for which Open Evidence was entrusted with the technical direction and execution. The objective of the survey is to analyse and describe the professional situation of the Catalan architects in detail. The results will allow… Read more »

Publication of “Labels as nudges? An experimental study of car eco-labels”

We are pleased to announce the publication of the article “Labels as nudges? An experimental study of car eco-labels” after the successful completion of the Study Testing CO2/Car labelling options and consumer information that forms part of earlier research projects conducted by Open Evidence Staff. The article presents the results of a laboratory experiment and… Read more »

Attend the workshop organised by InLife at the Med-e-Tel Conference in Luxembourg on the 7th April 2016!

How can comprehensive support for independent living and mobility of older people with cognitive impairments be achieved across Europe? What are their and their families/ carers primary needs, concerns and expectations from digital technologies and services? The InLife response to these questions and much more will be presented and discussed at the 1st InLife international… Read more »

Open eGovernment Services Study Scenario Workshop – Brussels, May 31 2016

How Can the Public Sector Become an Agent of Innovation? The workshop aims to generate collective insight into public sector innovation for Open eGovernment Services (OGS). It is clear that OGS require a deep change in the machinery of government, but also they act as an incentive for change through for example increased transparency and… Read more »

The European Digital Forum launches “The 2016 Startup Nation Scoreboard: How European Union Countries are Improving Policy Frameworks and Developing Powerful Ecosystems for Entrepreneurs”

We are pleased to announce that the European Digital Forum has formally launched “The 2016 Startup Nation Scoreboard: How European Union Countries are Improving Policy Frameworks and Developing Powerful Ecosystems for Entrepreneurs”, authored by Open Evidence’s David Osimo and Kasia Jakimowicz together with some of the main representatives of the European startup community. The report… Read more »

Open eGovernment Services: selection of Case Studies for Cost Benefit Analysis – Progress Webinar on 16th of May 2016

We are delighted to invite you to the Progress Webinar of the Open eGovernment Services Study.  The European Commission has launched in August 2015 a new study devoted to the analysis of the new generation of Open eGovernment Services. The study is aimed to provide a robust and shared definition of Open eGovernment Services, assess… Read more »

Launch of the Survey on Open eGovernment Services

The study team on Open eGovernment Services (OGS) has launched today a consultation aimed at outsourcing perception and ideas on how the public sector should innovate to enable Open eGovernment Services. Open eGovernment Services display open, collaborative and co-production features. Citizens, businesses or NGOs using IT technologies can cooperate with the public sector in the… Read more »

Who are the main players of the EU data economy? The presentation of the EU data landscape 2016 for discussion with the big data community will take place on 18th February at 15:00 – 16:00 CET.

Last year, we published the first EU DATA LANDSCAPE. We’ve worked hard in this year to increase the coverage of our database and refine our assessment criteria. As of today we have more than 400 companies thanks to our research and to all the companies that decided to be part of the datalandscape and give in… Read more »

GIPO webinar series: Towards a federation roadmap of the Internet Governance repositories, 21st January, 15:00 CET.

Today, there are more than 30 information repositories on Internet Governance, pursuing the common goal of improving access to information. How can we develop of a sustainable basis for a collaboration between online observatory networks, to increase sustainability in a longer-term perspective? What are the main areas and pending needs of cooperation between observatories? These… Read more »

Great success of the First Webinar of the Open Government Services Study.

The 1st Webinar of the Open Government Services Study took place on the 18th of December 2015. The Open eGovernment Services study is aimed to provide a robust and shared definition of Open eGovernment Services, assess the value of these and understand how the public sector can become an agent of innovation. The webinar has… Read more »

Open Government Services: definition and taxonomy – 1st Webinar on 18th December 2015

We are delighted to invite you to the First Webinar of the Open eGovernment Services Study. The European Commission has launched in August 2015 a new study devoted to the analysis of the new generation of Open eGovernment Services. The study is aimed to provide a robust and shared definition of Open eGovernment Services, assess… Read more »

Open Evidence on the Smart City Expo WORLD CONGRESS

Open Evidence participated as Exhibitor at the 4YFN, the business platform for digital startups, on the Smart City Expo World Congress held from 17-19 November 2015 in Barcelona. Open Evidence was selected as a showcase startup at the 4YFN Village, located at the heart of the Smart City Expo World Congress, where we could engage… Read more »

Publication of Pathos & Ethos: Emotions and Willingness to Pay for Tobacco Products

We are pleased to announce that the first article related to the “Study on Tobacco Labelling and Packaging” has been published in PLOS ONE and is ready for download!. This study was conducted by Open Evidence staff, London School of Economics and Block the Ideas. The article makes use of data from a multi-country Randomized… Read more »

Open Evidence represented GIPO during IGF 2015 in Brasil

Open Evidence was very busy during IGF 2015, the biggest annual Internet Governance conference.  We represented GIPO in common  “Workshop on Building Internet Observatories” where different initiatives gathered together to discuss how they could create synergies, avoid duplication of efforts in their activities and foster cooperation among each other to leverage capacity-building and education as well as… Read more »

How to encourage industry to participate in government innovation programmes?

Industry participation in government research funding programme is necessary in order to deliver innovation to the market. However, studies show that innovative companies are reluctant to participate in such programme, often perceived as bureaucratic. In the context of a EU study, we’re now looking (among other things) at factors that stimulate industry participation. What are, in your… Read more »

GIPO webinar on Interactive visualisations for making Internet Governance topics more engaging and explorable

We are most pleased to invite you to participate in the next webinar of GIPO webinar series on Interactive visualisations for making Internet Governance topics more engaging and explorable that will take place on 26th October, 15:30 – 16:30 CEST (13:30-14:30 UTC). The GIPO Tool will primarily gather categorical data that can be sorted into… Read more »

Second Inlife Meeting in Budapest

This week, Open Evidence participated in the Second INLIFE meeting with the Consortium partners in the Novotel Budapest to discuss the progress made in the project. The issue of promoting the Quality of Life of elderly citizens with cognitive impairments and prolonging their autonomy and independent living capacity is a truly pan-European one, which cannot… Read more »

Webinar: GIPO and taxonomies of internet governance – open cooperation

Join and contribute to the discussion, 13:30 – 14:30 UTC (15:30 – 16:30 CET) Internet governance is a complex topic encompassing a broad range of aspects (technological, social, economic, developmental, legal and political).  The development of a shared taxonomy is one of the key challenges for GIPO. Currently different observatories and mapping initiatives adopted different… Read more »

Open Evidence wins the SpinUOC Award for “the best knowledge transfer experience” in UOC history

The 3rd SpinUOC, the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)’s annual event on research and innovation transfer, took place on the 18th of June 2014 at the Antiga Fàbrica d’Estrella Damm in Barcelona. One of aims of the event was to strengthen the link between the university, the business world and society.  This year, eight projects… Read more »

Webinar: Key findings from Co-designing GIPO platform workshop – open discussion panel

The next GIPO webinar “Key findings from Co-designing GIPO platform workshop – open discussion panel” will take place on 1st July, 15:30 – 16:30 CEST (13:30 – 14:30 UTC). The workshop “Co-designing GIPO platform” took place in Sofia on the 4th June. Over 40 participants attended and took part in three workshop sessions led by keynote speakers, where… Read more »

Data Skills in Europe: Market vs. Education Issues – Join the webinar on 10th June

We are delighted to invite you to the next webinar of the European Data Market study, the fourth of a series of webinars planned for the next two years. With the rise of the big data economy, there is a growing demand for big data workers. The webinar will be centred around the concept of… Read more »

Co-designing the GIPO platform – 1st live workshop on Global Internet Policy Observatory

The first interactive workshop on Global Internet Policy Observatory under the title: Co-designing the GIPO platform will take place in Sofia, on 4th June 2015 during EuroDIG 2015: Shaping the internet together conference. The Co-designing the GIPO platform workshop is an invitation for open discussion and collaboration on the technological developments of the platform during three working sessions on specific issues… Read more »

Open Evidence participates at the Conference in Cambridge on Policy-Making in the Big Data Era – Opportunities and Challenges

Francesco Mureddu from Open Evidence gives a speech at the Cambridge University  on Data-driven policy making on the 15th of June presenting the work of Open Evidence. The “Policy-making in the Big Data Era: Opportunities and Challenges” conference is hosting over 150 presentations covering a wide range of topics by data scientists from top universities, policy-makers… Read more »

Publication of study report on Alternative Funding Mechanism for Science conducted by Open Evidence

We are pleased to announce that the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre has published the report “Analysis of Emerging Reputation and Funding Mechanisms in the Context of Open Science 2.0”. This report covers the outcomes of two studies funded by JRC IPTS to explore emerging drivers for Open Science 2.0. The second study, conducted by… Read more »

Check the progress of the Startup Manifesto implementation in the EU!

We are pleased to announce that the latest web-supported policy tool – the Startup Manifesto Policy Tracker – created by Open Evidence in cooperation with the Lisbon Council, is public and ready for your comments! The Startup Manifesto Policy Tracker translates recommendations of the Startup Manifesto into easy-to-track policy indicators that enable an on-going review… Read more »

EU Data Landscape map – Open consultation with big data community: join our webinar on April 28th

We are excited to invite you to the next webinar of the European Data Market study, the third of a series of webinars planned for the next two years. The study aims to define, assess and measure the European data economy, supporting the achievement of the Data Value Chain strategy of the European Commission. One… Read more »

Help us develop the Global Internet Policy Observatory!

The first webinar of the Global Internet Policy Observatory “Introduction to Global Internet Policy Observatory online platform” will take place on 30th April at 14:00 – 15:00 CET. In April 2015 the website of the Project that will help to build the Global Internet Policy Observatory (GIPO) initiative of the European Commission (DG CONNECT) is being launched…. Read more »

Publication of Case Study Reports on Integrated Care conducted by Open Evidence

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre has published seven out of 16 Case Study Reports on Integrated Care conducted by Open Evidence. These cases were analysed using a methodological framework developed with Open Evidence researchers. The framework devises an approach for the selection and development of case studies on ICT-enabled integrated care services, and provides the… Read more »

Europe’s Data-Driven Manufacturing Industry: join our webinar on February 18th

We are delighted to invite you to the webinar on “Europe’s Data-Driven Manufacturing Industry: Benefits and Impacts on European factories’ operations”, the second webinar of the European Data Market study. The objective of the study is to define, assess and measure the European data economy, in support to the achievement of the Data Value Chain strategy of… Read more »

Open Evidence participates in the study on Research and Technology Organisations’ participation in the Framework Programmes

A consortium composed of Open Evidence and Ernst & Young, with Technopolis Group as a subcontractor, is conducting the study “An analysis of the role and impact of Research and Technology Organisations participation in the Framework Programmes”. The study is carried out on behalf of the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation) as part of… Read more »

The UOC opens two calls for applications for postdoctoral research stays

As a spin-off from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), we are pleased to inform that the UOC has opened two calls for applications for postdoctoral research stays. The open positions comprise post-doctoral places at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) and the University’s different departments. As a general pre-condition, those interested must have obtained their… Read more »

Open Evidence participates in the “Assessment of different communication vehicles for providing Environmental Footprint information”

How to know what products have more or less impact on the environment? There are various ways in which information about environmental footprint of products is provided. Consumers and businesses would, however, benefit from more unified and transparent information. Therefore, the European Commission has entrusted Open Evidence to test different business-to-business and business-to-consumer communication vehicles,… Read more »

Open Evidence participates in the study on “European Union Low Emitting cars” (EULES)

Road transport is one of the main sources of air pollution. Cars alone are responsible for around 12% of total EU emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main greenhouse gas. In order to help consumers purchase less polluting vehicles, the European Commission is considering a voluntary emission standard. It should also encourage manufactures to produce… Read more »

Kick-off meeting of the support action to the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

Today, 30 people from the 14 European organisations partner of the PROEIPAHA project (Funka Nu, Swedish ICT, Open Evidence, Central Denmark Region, VTT, AENOR, Nordic Healthcare Group, PAU Education, EHMA, ERRIN, Tecnalia, RESAH, Inovamais and Outsight) are meeting at the premises of the Open University of Catalunya in Barcelona. The PROEIPAHA project coordinates efforts to support… Read more »

Emergence by Design webinar “How to Evaluate Social Innovation? ICT tools for Dynamic Evaluation”

The webinar is the second of two webinars planned within the scope of communication activities of the MD project. The aim of the study is to support promoters for social change by developing a community around new theory, practices and tools. The purpose of this second webinar is to present the ICT tools developed by the… Read more »

Open Evidence wins the tender for the study on industry participation in the Framework Programmes

Open Evidence, together with Ernst & Young, has won the tender for the study “An analysis of the role and impact of industry participation in the Framework Programmes” as part of the European Commission studies to evaluate the performance of FP7. The goal of the study is to analyse industry participation in FP6 and FP7… Read more »

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 researchers won the tender on the “Study on the impact of marketing through social media, online games and mobile applications on children’s behaviour” in consortium with London School of Economics and Political Science; Fundació per a la Universität Oberta de Catalunya and Block de ideas SL. This study, launched by the Executive Agency for… 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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