Task Force BIEE

The Task Force on Benchmarking Impact, Effectiveness and Efficiency (BIEE) was set up to gain a combined
insight in innovation agencies’ impact, effectiveness and efficiency.
In order to fulfil TAFTIE’s ambition to demonstrate the added value of innovation agencies to society,
it is important to understand and demonstrate how the policies these agencies implement have an impact.
The main purpose of this project is to learn from each other and improve the agencies’ impact.
A comparison or benchmark between the agencies in the Task Force would contribute to joint policy learning.



In November the Board approved the Benchmark report 2012-2014 Towards a comparative overview of innovation programmes in Europe 

The report summarizes the main findings of a benchmark of standard indicators on innovation programs managed by innovation agencies. It is initiated as pilot project by fourteen Taftie member innovation agencies with the ambition to set up a comparative benchmark of the innovation programs they manage. The benchmark summarizes key input and output indicators (like, for instance, budget, grants, beneficiaries and participants) of four types of instruments aimed primarily at business enterprises (R&D grants, cooperative gents, innovation vouchers and competence centre schemes).


The Task Force finalised their second phase early 2015. Read more about this phase and download the reports: link




Early 2014, the Task Force published the report of its first phase.


You can download here the: 


Management summary of the report  and the


Evaluation Reference Model 


The full report is available for Taftie Members in the member area of this web site (documents section, search in reports).


In June 2014 the Taftie Board approved the workplan of the Task Force for the second phase.

The follow-up started in September 2014 and will be finalised early 2015.

The Task Force presented its progress at the Taftie Policy Forum  “Measuring Innovation’ in November 2014.