Impact assessment as a design tool: Experiences and effects in the case of R&D programmes

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Abstract

Research and development (R&D) programmes constitute a pivotal arena for shaping technologies of the future. In order to make qualified decisions, R&D programmes ought to be subject to impact assessment (IA). It seems, however, that only a few countries have developed a systematic practice. One reason for the limited practice might be that IA of R&D policy is said to be particularly difficult. This paper reports on experiences from a voluntary IA application in Danish with point of departure in the question: How does IA work as a design tool in terms of R&D programmes?
Original languageEnglish
Publication date6 May 2015
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2015
EventIAIA15: Impact Assessment in the Digital Era - Florence, Italy
Duration: 20 Apr 201523 Apr 2015

Conference

ConferenceIAIA15: Impact Assessment in the Digital Era
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period20/04/201523/04/2015

Keywords

  • R&D
  • impact assessment
  • environment
  • sustainability
  • energy sector

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