This time we had the opportunity to chat with a valued colleague and long-time player in the field. We hear about the achievements in Austrian RTI policy over the last 25 years and ask what role evaluation has played in it. But we also talk about the future and consider how an entire RTI system can be measured by its orientation towards a social transformation towards sustainability.
Dorothea’s profile on ZSI’s Website: https://www.zsi.at/de/users/227
Here are some further links to strategies and initiatives mentioned in the conversation:
- Austria Micro Data Center: https://www.statistik.at/services/tools/services/amdc-mikrodaten-fuer-die-wissenschaft
- Federal RTI Strategy 2023: https://www.bundeskanzleramt.gv.at/dam/jcr:1683d201-f973-4405-8b40-39dded2c8be3/FTI-Strategie.pdf
- Research Funding Act:https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/GeltendeFassung.wxe?Abfrage=Bundesnormen&Gesetzesnummer=20011237
- FFG – Austrian Research Promotion Agency: https://ffg.at/
- FWF – Austrian Science Fund: https://www.fwf.ac.at/
- ISTA – Institute of Science and Technology Austria (est. 2009): https://ista.ac.at/
- Joanneum Research: https://www.joanneum.at/policies
- National Foundation Research – Technology – Development: https://www.stiftung-fte.at/
- Seibersdorf Laboratories: https://www.seibersdorf-laboratories.at
- Historic Headquarters of the AIT – Austriant Institute of Technology: https://ait.ac.at/
- Silicon Austria Labs: https://silicon-austria-labs.com/
- WIFO – Austrian Institute of Economic Research: https://www.wifo.ac.at/
- What Dorothea refers to when she says “Institutionens without basic funding like the two of us” is the ZSI and Technopolis.
Services of the fteval platform Dorothea refers to:
- fteval Journal for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation
- fteval Standards for evaluating RTI policy
- fteval Repository collecting (almost) all evaluation studies in the field of RTI policy in Austria.
This episode was enabled by the Austrian Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology. Thank you very much!
Music: Urbana-Metronica (wooh-yeah mix) (ft. Morusque, Jeris, CSoul, Alex Beroza) by spinningmerkaba http://ccmixter.org/people/jlbrock44; SouljaUnit Remix of DeadRobot Music’s Surfy via https://freesound.org/people/SouljaUnit/sounds/640175/