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How to Explain the ‘Potential Impact’ of the Proposal

Reports on Impact Assessment

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Impact Assessment of European Union Programmes http://ec.europa.eu/governance/impact/index_en.htm

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Impact Assessment Guidelines http://ec.europa.eu/governance/impact/commission_guidelines/docs/iag_2009_en.pdf

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Impact Assessment (2013 Roadmaps) http://ec.europa.eu/governance/impact/planned_ia/roadmaps_2013_en.htm#RTD  

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Understanding the long term impact of the Framework programmes (2012) http://ec.europa.eu/research/evaluations/pdf/archive/other_reports_studies_and_documents/long_term_impact_of_the_fp.pdf

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The Impact of publicly funded research on innovation http://www.proinno-europe.eu/admin/uploaded_documents/NBNA23100ENC.pdf 

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Research Excellence Framework (UK) Impact assessment http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/hefce/2009/09_38/09_38.pdf

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Report on Impact from Public R&D (Proinno) http://www.proinno-europe.eu/admin/uploaded_documents/NBNA23100ENC.pdf

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European Science Foundation report on Impact Assessment (Link)

Value Chains

bulletMichael Porter Value Chain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value_chain
bulletKey Enabling Technologies Report http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/ict/files/kets/hlg_report_final_en.pdf
bulletTechnology Platforms Technology Platforms  http://cordis.europa.eu/technology-platforms/individual_en.html 
bulletPhotovoltaics Value Chain http://www.pvemployment.org/pv-sector/pv-production-value-chain.html
bulletPhotonics (UK) Value Chain http://www.bis.gov.uk/files/file39193.pdf
bulletSteve Job's description of the Innovation and Value Chain (Link)

Technology Readiness Level (TRL)

bulletHorizon 2020 definition of TRL (Annex G of General Annexes)
bulletEARTO Report on TRL (Link)
bulletNASA definition of TRL http://esto.nasa.gov/files/TRL_definitions.pdf
bulletNASA TRL for Innovation http://www.nasa.gov/topics/aeronautics/features/trl_demystified.html
bulletARPA definition of TRL http://arpa-e.energy.gov/portals/0/Documents/Key%20Documents/TRL.PDF
bulletESA definition of TRL https://telecom.esa.int/telecom/media/document/TRL_Handbook.pdf

Lead Users

bulletLead User (Eric von Hippel) http://www.leaduser.com/
bulletLead User Definition (Link)
bulletEric von Hippel http://web.mit.edu/evhippel/www/teaching.htm

Logical Framework

bulletEU Guide on Logical Framework https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/fpfis/mwikis/aidco/index.php/Logical_framework_approach
bulletEuropeAID Logical Framework Guide http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/how/delivering-aid/project-approach/

Impact in UK Research Programmes

bulletREF (Research Excellence Framework) http://www.ref.ac.uk/background/pilot/
bulletPathways to Impact http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/kei/impacts/Pages/home.aspx
bulletResearch Councils UK Research Impact Resources http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/kei/Pages/home.aspx
bulletMRC (UK) report on Outputs, Outcomes and Impacts (Link)
bulletResearchfish - recording outcomes of UK research https://www.researchfish.com/about_wwd

The 'European Science Paradox' and the 'Valley of Death'

bulletEuropean Science Paradox (1998) http://ec.europa.eu/research/rtdinf19/19e04.html
bulletEuropean Science Paradox (2005) ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/indicators/docs/pckfbd_snap4.pdf
bulletThe 'Valley of Death'  http://www.atp.nist.gov/atp/secy_rept/evans_rpt.htm#N_1_  
bulletResponsible Partnering http://www.responsible-partnering.org/

Impact on Policy Making (Evidence Based Policy Making)

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Communicating Research for Evidence-Based Policy making ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/ssh/docs/guide-communicating-research_en.pdf

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European Commission (2010). Communicating research for evidence-based policymaking. A practical

guide for researchers in socio-economic sciences and humanities. Publications Office, Luxembourg.

Impact in International Funding Programmes

bulletNSF (National Science Foundation) http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07046/nsf07046.jsp
bulletNSF Broader Impacts http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/gpg/broaderimpacts.pdf
bulletNature Article on 'Broader Impacts' http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100526/full/465416a.html
bulletStar Metrics https://www.starmetrics.nih.gov/Star/News
bulletAustralian Research Impact Trial http://www.atn.edu.au/eia/index.htm

Impact on Technology 

bulletThe Institute for Prospective Technologies and Studies Reports www.jrc.es
bulletThe R&D Scoreboard (Published annually by DTI, UK) http://www.innovation.gov.uk/finance/ 
bulletEuropean Information Technology Observatory www.eito.com 
bulletESF Forward Look http://www.esf.org/esf_activity_home.php?language=0&domain=0&activity=8 

Impact on the Economy and the Market

bulletOrganisation for Economic Cooperation and Development www.oecd.org
bulletThe Economist   www.economist.com 

Market Research Organisations

bulletDataquest   www.dataquest.com 
bulletFrost and Sullivan  www.frost.com 
bulletOvum  www.ovum.com
bulletIDC  www.idc.com 
bulletForrester Research www.forrester.com 
bullet Datamonitor www.datamonitor.com
bullet Espicom (Pharmaceutical) www.espicom.com
bullet Mintel www.mintel.com 

Impact on Standards

bullet CENORM and CENSTAR  www.cenorm.be  
bulletCENELEC  www.cenelec.be 
bulletCEN            www.cen.eu
bulletISO              www.iso.ch
bulletETSI            www.etsi.org 
bulletASTM         www.astm.org 
bulletIEC             www.iec.ch
bulletITU             www.itu.int
bulletAcademic Institutions involved in research and training on standardization http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/standards_policy/index_en.htm
bulletStudy on the Impact of Standardization www.standardsimpact.org 
bulletIntegrating Research and Standards www.interest-fp6.org 
bullet Standardisation issues http://www.ipr-helpdesk.org/documentos/docsPublicacion/html_xml/8_ES_Standardisation[0000006331_00].html  

Funding for Exploitation of Results

bulletEuropean Funding for Business http://ec.europa.eu/small-business/funding-partners-public/finance/index_en.htm
bulletEuropean Contracts and Grants http://ec.europa.eu/contracts_grants/
bulletEU Grants and Loans http://ec.europa.eu/grants/index_en.htm
bullet European Investment Bank www.eib.org
bulletEuropean Investment Fund www.eif.org 
bulletEureka www.eureka.be 

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