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IDEA Consult has helped us formulating clear KPI’s, tailored to our own objectives and services. Moreover, they provided us with the right supporting framework to assess the progress of our activities and results for our members.
Kris Binon, Cluster Manager FLAM3D, the Flemish 3D-printing cluster organisation
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IDEA Consult provided a conceptual framework and practical tools to assure the result-oriented focus of the cluster initiatives financed by us. Their approach allows us to properly include the ambition to assess cluster performance and effects, both ex ante and ex post, already in the set-up phase of the cluster initiatives.
Annie Renders, Manager Flemish Cluster Policy, Agency of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
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The effectiveness of involving users in digital innovation: Measuring the impact of living labs

The effectiveness of involving users in digital innovation: Measuring the impact of living labs

February 2018 - Innovation in digital products and services is often dependent on leveraging knowledge on a global scale, fostering an ecosystem of complementary artefacts and accounting for yet unknown uses and practices. For such reasons, it has become widely accepted that the inclusion of external stakeholders early on in the innovation process is an important source of competitive advantage for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) firms. Many succesful ICT companies are said to have adopted open R&D and open innovation strategies. The idea that users should also be included in this has been stressed by various scholars and practitioners, even though the degree to which this is feasible and effective, is still intensely debated. So-called ‘living labs’ are one of the most prominent tools to have been developed for such user-centric innovation of ICTs.

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Is the SME-Instrument delivering growth and market creation?

Is the SME-Instrument delivering growth and market creation?

January 2018 - IDEA Consult were members of the Panel who conducted the very first assessment of the European Commission SME-Instrument (SME-I) Phase II awardees on behalf of the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). The report provides a quantitative assessment of Phase II awardees and presents a total of 8 case studies, showcasing the SME-Instrument's contribution towards innovative companies in Europe.

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IDEA has put the Flemish sharing economy on the map

IDEA has put the Flemish sharing economy on the map

September 2017 - A survey amongst 1,000 Flemish citizens revealed, among others that one in 10 persons between the ages of 18 and 75 years had offered the use of or made use of something via the sharing economy over the past 12 months. IDEA advised the Flemish authorities about their role in the rapidly growing sharing economy.

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Crowdfunding: Reshaping the crowd's engagement in culture

Crowdfunding: Reshaping the crowd's engagement in culture

September 2017 - The impact of digitisation - lowering communication costs and outreach - as well as the cultural shift of people wanting to connect more meaningfully with things they do, has made crowdfunding an increasingly popular method of fundraising and community building. Crowdfunding has witnessed a significant increase in Europe in recent years. This study examines to what extent crowdfunding is being used in the cultural and creative sectors (CCS) in Europe.

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