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MLE on Evaluation of Business R&D Grant Schemes: Summary Article – Evaluation of Business R&D Grant Schemes: new challenges, new opportunities

Grants and loans play a vital role in public innovation policy, prompting businesses to spend more on R&D and helping them overcome barriers to innovation such as risk aversion and market failures. With large sums – and even larger outcomes – at stake, R&D policy-makers need robust and reliable information, which demands a lot from evaluation methodologies.


A Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE), carried out by the European Commission’s Policy Support Facility (PSF), explores the challenges and opportunities they face when developing R&D grant evaluation schemes fit for modern times.

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Tuesday, 18 September, 2018
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