Monitoring and Evaluation of Demand-Side Innovation Policies: Guidance and Coaching Support to Roadmaps

Client: European Commission

In 2012, the European Commission launched the Innovation Demand-Side Action Plan which focused on the role of demand side policy measures in encouraging innovation. These measures seek to create conditions to pull through innovations and include policies such as procurement, standards, legislation and awareness raising. SQW joined a consortium led by Ernst & Young and was commissioned to develop methodologies for evaluating demand-side policies and to monitor the progress of the Strategic Roadmaps (six pilot programmes) in the EU.

A toolkit of evaluation methodologies was developed by SQW which also provided evaluation and monitoring support to the six pilots. This contributed to the production of the final Guidebook for monitoring and evaluating demand-side policies which was finalised at the end of 2016.