Knowledge base

Topsector approach

In 2010, with the onset of Cabinet Rutte II, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science launched their Enterprise Policy. The primary goal of this ongoing national innovation strategy is to strengthen the competiveness of the Dutch economy. Apart from generic measures like reduction of regulatory burdens, SME funding and (existing) major R&D ta...

Oslo manual and Community Innovation Survey

The Oslo Manual describes how statistical data on innovation should be collected and interpreted. It is the de facto guideline for statistical offices and other organisations working with innovation data around the world. The Manual is closely related to the ...

Evaluation of the Flemish strategic research centres

Flanders has a number of strategic research centres (SOCSs). These were set up to facilitate the transition from basic research to technical-industrial developments. The SOCs play an important role in the transformation of the Flemish economy, for example through the creation of spin-offs. The 2016 evaluation of three of these SOCs has been an important milestone during this legislature....

ICT solutions in the health care

Residents, care providers, municipalities and health insurers have joined forces to support vulnerable older people living in the central region of Noord-west Veluwe in The Netherlands with ICT-related interventions (via a system called ‘OZOverbindzorg’). Together with Raedelijn Dialogic is assisting this initiative by: Developing a monitoring and evaluation mo...

Big data statistics on the information society

Big data can be used to collate new and better statistics in a more efficient way. Based on big data collection and developing statistics on the information society, Dialogic devised a strategy for ITU. This is the UN body that deals with promoting and coordinating worldwide access to te...

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Roadmap balanced diet

With the world population growing to 9 billion by 2050, the demand for food and other natural sources is rising exponentially. Flanders’ FOOD asked Dialogic together with the Flemish food industry to investigate alternative food sources such as seaweed and algae, insects, vegetable protein and cultured meat. The findings are interesting: Cultured meat is getting cheaper. Alth...

Exploratory study on network virtualisation

Since the introduction of digital telecommunication, networks have been growing and increasing in capacity exponentially, following the extraordinary developments in semiconductors and the larger computer industry. The growing capacity and also complexity of networks has led the industry to create technologies to make deploying, managing and monitoring networks an easier task. Amidst the rapid ...

Internationalisation of innovation in SMEs

There are relatively few SMEs doing R&D and Innovation and an even more limited number on an international scale. That is a pity, because based on various studies, we can see that SMEs operating actively in international markets make more profit, grow faster (thus create more jobs) and innovate more quickly. Dialogic examined the barriers for SMEs to innovate. Doing business in...

Evaluation of the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)

On 2 April 1999, The Flanders Marine Institute was established (Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee, VLIZ) by the Flemish Government, the Province of West Flanders and Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) in order to create a central and flexible support structure for the marine sciences in Flanders. While the current management agreement (MA) between the Flemish government and VLIZ was ending by the e...

Effectiveness of national research funding systems

National research funding systems are an important part of the financing of national research programs. Several countries are restructuring their research funding systems by, for instance, creating new agencies which have to allocate the available resources or by applying competitive methods to allocate subsidies to projects. Also, it is now possible to allocate subsidy to a specific goal or mi...

Policy to foster high-growth innovative entreprises

The European Commission sees entrepreneurship and innovation as the key to growth, employment and wellfare in Europe. However, some deficits related to entrepreneurship and innovation in Europe can be seen related to North-America and East-Asia. In the recent years, research has shown the importance of high-growth innovative enterprises for job creation. The share and number of these kin...

Smart Platforms Enabling the Creative Industries for the Future Internet (SPECIFI)

New technologies offer creative artists unprecedented opportunities for collaboration. However, the creative sector does not always know how to apply these technologies.  The SPECIFI project has come up with several solutions: Smart platforms enable various innovative forms of creative performance (such as augmented reality); A hi-speed network between cities (a so-called...

Impact of ICT on eHealth and eLearning

Information and communication technology (ICT) has decisively established itself as a general purpose technology – one that affects an entire economy. Over the past four decades, ICT has spurred dramatic changes that will continue for the foreseeable future. Harder to predict though, is the exact nature of those changes and how they will play out across societies in our economies, our cu...

Creativity & innovation in European school curricula

Empirica started the ICEAC study ‘Analysis of the role of Creativity and Innovation in school curricula in the EU27’ for IPTS, Sevilla. The study aims to review if and how Member States are foreseeing creativity and innovation in their educational policies, to what extent they are supporting them and if practices reflect the policy priorities. Empirica is cooperating with a n...

eSkillsPolicy – Benchmarking study on policies on multi-stakeholder partnerships for e-skills in Europe

This study has been completed by empirica for the European Commission in January 2008. The main objective was to benchmark existing policies and initiatives in Europe on multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSP) in the field of e-skills. The results include a stock-taking of MSP for e-skills development and related policies, using a network (www.enir.org) of national correspondents from all E...

Mapping Innovation Policy in Services

As part of the 2006-2007 innovation policy project in services (IPPS, a preparatory SSA Inno-Net project) participating countries provide country reports on the existing policy measures aimed at supporting service innovation. This country report will provide an overview of the policy efforts aimed at facilitating service innovation in the Netherlands. It will map the policy efforts aimed at and...

Quick scan valorization research

The Advisory Council for Science and Technology Policy (further AWT) is currently preparing an advice on the use of public private partnerships (PPPs) in relation to focus and mass in the Dutch research infrastructure and valorisation of knowledge. In the Dutch context the role of PPPs is on the rise. PPPs seem to be increasingly perceived as solutions to derive at a less fragmented and more st...

Evaluation R&D needs of BR services enterprises

In 2005 the European Commission launched a study on the quantitative and qualitative analysis of the research and development activities of service providers in Europe. It also aimed to assess the work undertaken by them in national and EU research and innovation programmes, and to identify promising areas for future research activities. The RENESER study presented here deals with the RE...

On the right track with broadband

The presence and use of broadband infrastructures are regarded as essential factors for economic growth and for the knowledge economy. This opinion is shared broadly by municipalities, provinces, housing associations, central government and the European Commission. To put it briefly, broadband can be defined as a permanent connection to electronic communication networks. However, descrip...

ICT benchmark

In the context of the Dutch Digital Delta, the ICT benchmark was carried out for a second time. It showed how the Netherlands is at the forefront in the ICT sector in international terms. The benchmark study to hand describes the progress and performance of the Netherlands in the field of ICT in the public sector (subsequently: e-Government). The Netherlands’ ambitions in this respect wer...

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EBW Case Studies

Dialogic conducted a brief case study of the Zandleven company and Corus IJmuiden. The first study revolved around the use of web-based ordering in the chemicals, rubber and plastics industry. The second around the use of e-Communication with customers in the chemicals, rubber and plastics industry. ...

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SIREN

For the project Scenarios for Integration of Renewables in a European Cities Network (Siren) Dialogic helped to formulate scenarios on renewable energy. ...