Research and Innovation

Target audience

The group’s primary focus is on research administrators and advisors where there is an interaction between research support and innovation support.

Focus area

The group is interested in how to improve and measure the quality of support within research funding and innovation, and will look to promote the exchange of experiences and best (or better) practices to promote development of this type of support as a valuable strategic tool.

Activity goals for 2017‒2018

The group seeks to follow up on the workshop from Reykjavik and explore benchmarking and the use of metrics to develop the quality and to measure the impact of research funding support activities. This may be done through smaller workshops or meetings that bring together people and organisations that are already exploring these areas through national and international initiatives. A study trip will also be explored to identify good examples throughout Europe that can support continued development of the Scandinavian approach.