Research Policy & Development


Social and cultural aspects in the FFG-funded innovations

This project identified social and cultural aspects and impact of FFG-funded innovations

As a national funding institution for business-related research and development in Austria, the FFG offers a differentiated range of programs, instruments and services for the various needs of companies and research institutions. In addition to some explicitly thematic programs, the FFG also offers a large number of funding opportunities in which no restrictions are formulated with regard to the field of technology or the research topic. With regard to the innovative result, a few degrees of freedom can also be identified: Thus the result of an FFG-promoted innovation can be a product, but also a service or a qualification. Within this very wide range of possibilities, the objective of the project is to determine whether and to what extent humanities, social sciences and cultural studies aspects also occur in the context of FFG-funded projects.

These "GSK elements" can be very different in nature. They can either deal with the social, human and cultural aspects and implications of - mostly - technical innovations or relate to independent, applied research in GSK topics. Also methods of the GSK, participative research design as well as inter- and transdisciplinary approaches can be of interest in this context.


Section: Research Policy & Development

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Type: Policy Advice

Project Status: Finished

Start/End: 05/2018 - 07/2018

Project Duration: 3 months