Research Policy & Development

Benchmarking concept for biotechnology research

International benchmarking of top-level research institutes in the field of industrial biotechnology

ZSI developed a benchmarking concept on behalf of acib: next generation bioproduction.

The objective of this benchmarking exercise is to assess the performance of acib, an Austrian COMET K2 Centre, in the three dimensions of (1) knowledge production, (2) knowledge dissemination and (3) knowledge utilisation thorough an international benchmarking process against world-leading biotech centres.

The practical goals are

  • to collect, and analyse data in a systematic way for the purpose of accountability towards the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), the carriers of acib, its faculty and leadership based upon a critical reflection (legitimatization);
  • to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) by benchmarking with the best-in-class in order to foster learning at the different management levels of acib
  • to have a data basis to establish an action plan and to implement it to safeguard favourable positions or to improve the situation where deemed necessary;
  • to contribute to the achievements of targets (control);
  • and to eventually use the benchmarking exercise for image building and public relation.

The concept will probably be implemented in the years to come.



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Type: Policy Advice

Project Status: Finished

Submission Date: 07/2019

Start/End: 08/2019 - 09/2019

Project Duration: 2 months