Third Benchmark Report Structural Network on Benchmarking November 2020


In November 2020 the Taftie Board approved the third Benchmark report Towards a comparative overview of innovation programmes in Europe 2017- 2018.

The report presents the data collection from 18 TAFTIE-participating agencies for a comparative overview of the TAFTIE-selected benchmark instruments for 2017 and 2018.

Four groups of instruments have been arranged to focus primarily on a comparison between business enterprises on the level of TAFTIE-participating agencies yearly: R&D grants; collaborative R&D grants; innovation vouchers; and competence centres. The benchmark summarizes key input and output indicators of instruments presented (like, for instance, budget, grants, beneficiaries and participants). New opportunities have also been recognized to analyze the instruments in terms of additional output indicators and analytical approaches. Furthermore, the results of a pilot test of outcome and impact indicators related to the performance of the collaborative R&D instrument, make an important contribution to this report.