Webinar SELECT - Report from the TAFTIE Task Force on Selection Processes

Date: 1 February 2017, 14:00 CET


Length: 1.5h


Language: English


Host: FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency


Speaker: Sabine Mayer, FFG

              Thomas Palfinger, AIT


Brief Description

Proposal selection is an important function of TAFTIE member agencies. In order to select the most promising proposals, innovation agencies manage selection processes as one of their core activities. The TAFTIE Task Force SELECT consisted of 12 TAFTIE agencies. The aim of the Task Force was to provide an overview of existing selection procedures of the agencies taking part in the Task Force, analyse and compare the procedures along a variety of criteria and identify good practices helpful to all TAFTIE member organisations.


In the webinar, the results of the task Force SELECT were presented. Presentations reported from the different work packages and focused on the good practices that were identified and clustered in 10 groups:

  • - Reduce proposal / evaluation effort and costs,
  • - Start with very short proposals,

- Have the right expertise, evaluate what you are expert in,

  • - Interaction with applicants,
  • - Coordinate and integrate parallel evaluations, standardise, quality control,
  • - Confidentiality and impartiality,
  • - Ensure that programme goals / intervention logic is considered properly,
  • - IT-tools for the process,
  • - Ex-post survey,
  • - Organisational learning on agency level.

Presentations and recording

Sabine Mayer, FFG: Report ond Task Force SELECT

Thomas Palfinger, AIT: How Do Innovation Agencies Evaluate and Select Projects? A Comparison of 12 European Agencies

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