Benchmarking of different R&D approaches... a WIN report

2006 – This WIN-report describes the main results of the first WIN-workshop in Helsinki, 2006. The focus of this workshop was on the methods to develop new knowledge and practice of participating countries. This report provides an overview, comparison and evaluation of these methods.
The WORK-IN-NET (WIN) was a Coordination Action (CA, 2005 – 2010) in the ERA-net and  aimed to collect, analyze and disseminate information on national activities in the field of innovation. By improving the quality of work and making more use of the creativity of the employees, Europe can keep up with the demands of today’s economy. The information was shared with other Member States of the European Union where workplace innovation is not yet on the agenda. WORK-IN-NET wanted to reduce economic and social disparities between European countries. 

The goals of the workshop were:

  • To promote knowledge and understanding in the field of development-programs among the various participating countries;
  • To create new ideas for  improvement and development
  • To expand the database of WIN
  • To collect good practices to promote the discussion between European, National and Regional policy makers.

This report discusses successively the following components:
–           Purpose and implementation of the benchmarking exercise
–           Comparison of the different development programs

See the annex for the full report: ‘Benchmarking of different R&D approaches in different workplace contexts’ (2006) by T. Alasoini, T. Hanhike and E. Ramstad.