Technology and Knowledge


Socio-Economic Impact Assessment for e-Infrastructures Research Projects

E-Infrastructures initiatives have a great innovation potential toward the ERA and the society at large. This is one the main results of the ERINA study, also cited in the official communication to the European Parliament “ICT Infrastructures for e-Science”, issued by the EC in April 2009. However, many projects are still not aware of the opportunity of self-assessing the potential impact of their actions, and, more important, have no instruments to do this. In the present times, when the economic crisis and the pressure from developing countries are pushing for critical budgetary decisions, policy-makers need to have concrete instruments to concentrate economic efforts and maximise their investments. 


Section: Technology and Knowledge


Tags: evaluation, ICT, impact, research infrastructures

Type: Networks

Program: FP7 - Coordination and support action

Project Status: Finished

Start/End: 07/2010 - 12/2012

Project Duration: 30 months