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The impact of R&I policy

Impact of Research and Innovation Policy at the Crossroads of Policy Design, Implementation and Evaluation

5-6 November 2018


Research and Innovation (R&I) policy is more than ever charged with demonstrating societal impact. If the new impact agenda of R&I policy is taken seriously, than this has several implications for policy design, implementation and evaluation.

This largest European R&I policy evaluation conference is devoted to the challenge of generating, understanding and assessing societal impact through R&I policy. It discusses new rationales and new demands for R&I policy in service of society, reflects challenges in R&I policy-making triggered by these rationales and demands, and scrutinises what is expected and delivered from different policy intelligence approaches, in particular impact assessment and evaluation.


The main conference organisers are the:

Austrian Platform for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation

Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology

Manchester Institute of Innovation Research

IFRIS – Institut Francilien Recherche, Innovation et Société, Paris


call for papers and posters will be launched in March 2018.

Registration for participation for most official Austrian EU Council Presidency events will be open as of May 2018. Information about registration will be announced as soon as possible.

Please check this section of our website for recommendations about accommodation and general information about Vienna. Please note that Vienna is a busy tourist location.

Thus, plan your journey early enough.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Vienna!