Research & analysis
Research and policy advice play a central role in the services we offer as a research-based consulting agency. IDEA research is both quantitatively and qualitatively substantiated. Our advice is solutions-oriented and aimed at creating added value for clients.
The result is that IDEA's research and advice stands out from that of others due to:
- Its societal relevance: Our research tackles the big challenges of the future such as the innovation capacity of the European economy, demographic changes, climate change, sustainable rural and urban development;
- The use of strong and proven scientific methodologies from research into literature, quantitative analysis, surveys of in-depth interviews, workshops and focus groups in order to obtain a good understanding of what works (and what doesn't), how it works, why and under which conditions.
- Its interactive approach. We draw on the insights of a broad group of players in order to guarantee a lack of bias in the process and the completeness and the accuracy of the conclusion.
Range of services:
- Policy analysis
- Feasibility studies
- Sector and cluster analysis
- Competitiviness analysis
- Economic analysis
Evaluation study of the European Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation for an Innovative Europe
Study on Greening Cloud Computing and Electronic Communications Services and Networks: towards climate neutrality by 2050
Speeding up EU industrial modernisation by improving support for pan-European demonstration facilities – the 3D printing case
Support to the Advanced Manufacturing for Energy-Related Applications in Harsh Environments (ADMA Energy) pilot within the Vanguard Initiative
Fostering collaboration through mapping, analysing and interlinking of European Entrepreneurial Regions – Renewal phase
IDEA Consult’s blueprint for an “Investment Platform for the Arctic regions of Finland, Sweden and Norway”
In 2017, almost six kilograms of waste per capita were dumped as litter and fly-tipping in Flanders. But what are the costs to society?
IDEA Consult offers support to Flemish spearhead clusters for the submission of proposals for innovation projects
Heritage houses for Europe: study on the socio-economic impact and use of innovative business models
Analysis of links between Walloon industry, knowledge-intensive services and creative and cultural services from a (global) value chain perspective
The impact of online intermediaries on the distribution of copyright protected content in music, audiovisual and visual arts
Evaluation of the public investment fund CultuurInvest and analysis of the evolving financing landscape for culture in Flanders
Facilitating the development and preparation of a PIT business plan, a contemporary mining experience centre in Beringen
Feasibility study on the implementation of the principles for Innovative Doctoral Training in Europe
Study on EU Positioning: An analysis of the international positioning of the EU using revealed comparative advantages and the control of Key Technologies
Identifying current and future application areas, existing industrial value chains and missing competences in the EU, in the area of additive manufacturing (3D Printing)
Assessing the Operational Groups of the European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural productivity and Sustainability (EIP-AGRI)
Risks of burn-out and long-term inactivity among parents: Research on the impact of combining work and care for children
Development and implementation of initiatives fostering investment and innovation in construction and demolition waste recycling infrastructure
Analysis of certain waste streams and the potential of Industrial Symbiosis to promote waste as a resource for EU Industry