September 15, 2005

The effectiviness of the innovation voucher 2004

Innovatievoucher stimuleert opdrachten van MKB aan kennisinstellingen

Press release
De innovatievoucher stimuleert ondernemers in het midden- en kleinbedrijf (MKB) daadwerkelijk tot het geven van meer kennisopdrachten aan universiteiten, hogescholen en instellingen als TNO. Van elke tien beschikbaar gestelde innovatievouchers worden er acht gebruikt voor een opdracht die zonder zo'n tegoedbon niet verleend zou zijn.

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This document provides an estimate of the effectiveness (output) of the innovation voucher, employing the fact that the vouchers were assigned randomly by means of a lottery.

The main conclusion is that the innovation voucher stimulates SMEs to engage in many new assignments with public research institutes. Out of every ten vouchers, eight are used for a project that would not have been assigned without such a voucher, one is used for a project that would have been assigned anyhow, and one voucher is not used.

A broad assessment of the innovation voucher also needs to take into account the value added of the additional assignments (outcome of the voucher). No insights have yet been obtained here.

This publication is in Dutch.

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