The study is being developed by three organisations: the Joint Institute for Innovation Policy (JIIP), the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), and Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI).

Joint Institute for Innovation Policy (JIIP)

JIIP is a joint venture of four renowned Research and Technology Organisations from four different European countries: Joanneum Research (JR, Austria), TNO (the Netherlands), VTT (Finland) and Tecnalia (Spain). It was established in April 2008 on the basis of a collaboration agreement and became a legal entity in July 2012. JIIP’s expertise covers all aspects of qualitative and quantitative economic and social research. JIIP has long years of experience and strong competence in data collection, qualitative and quantitative research in economic and social fields, as well as policy evaluation and assessment activities.

Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)

The AIT is Austria’s largest non-university research institute. It has a leading position in the Austrian innovation system in the areas of energy, mobility, health & environment, safety & security as well as innovation policy, a key role in Europe as the RTO focusing on the key infrastructure topics of the future. The Centre for Innovation Systems & Policy is dedicated to supporting research and innovation processes and related policies. It is a frontrunner in the development and implementation of novel research and innovation policy approaches (e.g. policy labs, demand-side innovation policy), RTI evaluations, foresight (e.g. R&I priority-setting, Smart City strategies), as well as social network analysis of R&D collaborations.  

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI)

SPI is a private consulting company created as an active centre of national and international networks connected to the research and innovation sectors. SPI has become a leading promoter of linkages between national and international public and private organizations, private sector companies, and science and technology institutions. SPI’s activities address topics across various sectors: urbanisation, ICTs, agro-food science, environment and biotechnology, and in different geographical regions. In these projects, SPI has undertaken studies including evaluations, impact assessments and economic analysis. Within multifaceted projects, SPI has led or contributed to various work methodologies, such as the collection, management and analysis of data, quantitative or qualitative.