This MLE addressed the issue of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) which are strategic (often virtual) centres for promoting sector- or challenge-based research involving multiple partners and promoting public-private collaboration in STI. The project allowed for the exchange on the ways in which participating (and outside) countries have addressed the evaluation of such PPPs. Evaluation data that exists on the various types of PPPs provided vitally important piece of information for the exercise.
This report summarises the work and lessons learnt by the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) on Evaluation of Complex Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Programmes in STI. MLE is a project-based learning process whereby participating countries, assisted by a small group of experts, jointly examine a challenge-driven question in more detail. Belgium/Flanders, Bulgaria, Norway, and Sweden were the participant countries in this exercise. The MLE project addressed PPPs which are strategic (often virtual) centres or network type of organisations for promoting sector- or challenge-based research involving multiple partners and promoting public-private collaboration in STI. The MLE examined the PPPs within a policy cycle frame, drawing on available knowledge on public-private partnerships in research and evaluation literature, and lessons learnt on the concrete cases and experiences of the participating countries.
The Final Workshop in Brussels discussed the findings of the project and the lessons learnt with the participating countries and other interested Member States.