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Approaches and Measures of Effectiveness of Government Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs) in National Innovation Systems

Approaches and Measures of Effectiveness of Government Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs) in National Innovation Systems - WS001

 

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Flavia Leung
National Research Council,
Canada

Mark Bazzacco

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Government RTOs around the world are increasingly facing pressures to demonstrate more efficiency, impacts and return on public investment. At the same time, they need to continually adapt to meet the growing sophistication of client needs and evolving market sectors, while addressing national challenges to serve in the ‘public good’ with transparency and fiscal responsibility. National and global innovation systems are also evolving, including the roles of public and private sector players, creating potential for competition as well as cooperation – and a further imperative for RTOs to ensure that they have the right performance measures relative to their mandate, strategy and business model. Participants are invited to this interactive session with members of an international working group of RTOs to share insights on the emerging environment for RTOs, key issues, challenges, approaches taken and lessons learned including measures and metrics being used to assess performance.

Practitioners as well as academics are invited to this session, including: government representatives and policy experts; academics focused on related subject areas (e.g., national innovation systems, R&D/innovation performance measurement; new models of public-private partnerships/government R&D); industry representatives and various other RTO clients, partners and stakeholders.