Posts Tagged: 2014

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 »

Digital Action Day 2014 – Stakeholders Online engagement


The Digital Action Day 2014  (DAD 2014) took place in Brussels, Belgium on 29 September 2014. It is the main EU tech policy event of 2014, and it focussed on the two key themes of Digital Disruption and Transformation. The objectives of the event are to: Make other policy areas become ‘demandeurs’ for digital. Bring better digital… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Support to the ex-post evaluation of the ICT research in FP7


Open Evidence, together with PriceWaterHouse Cooper, has won the tender to support the ex post evaluation of ICT research in FP7. As the tender indicates: The objective of this study is to support the ex-post evaluation of FP7 research activities in the area of ICT. First of all, the objective is to provide some data… Read more »

Analysis of alternative funding mechanisms for scientific research


The study, carried out on behalf of the European Commission Joint Research Centre, sheds light on scientific research within the EU that is funded outside the traditional funding systems and performed by both traditional stakeholders such as university governance, as well as new stakeholders such as the public sector, industry and the private sector. The… Read more »

European Data Market

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This study focusses on the analysis of an emerging market which is still evolving and is likely to grow fast in the next 3 years – with new actors coming in from other sectors or arising (start-ups) and new business models developing. The results of this study will feed into the annual reviews of the Digital Agenda Scoreboard providing valuable data and information for the 3 years covered by the project.



Futurium is the online platform launched by the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission to enable a broad reflection on future European policies.

Open Innovation


The project aims at analysing and redefining how knowledge is created and shared within and outbound the organization.

Feasibility study on using automated technologies to support policy-making


The objective of this study is to assess the technological requirements and available tools on Internet-related policy-making process and develop an online platform that collects and analyses information thereon. It is sought to provide a set of recommendations on the best “internal governance framework” of this platform, ensuring maximum levels of transparency, accountability, independence and inclusivity.

In-depth contextual analysis of the 2012 eGovernment benchmark


In light of the eGovernment benchmarking exercise of 2012, the objective of the study is to perform in-depth analysis of the data collected in the 2012 eGovernment benchmarking exercise in order to obtain relevant insights on the state of eGovernment in Europe in the context of current EU eGovernment policy, and to produce a coherent narrative showcasing and interpreting those insights.