Discussing impact assessment of Big Science projects during the FCC Week

Discussing impact assessment of Big Science projects during the FCC Week [Dec/2020]

In June 2019, a workshop on the “Economics of Science” was held in Brussels during the Future Circular Collider Week (FCC Week) organised by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

The purpose of the meeting was to exchange with various stakeholders on the role of public investments made in research infrastructures and Big Science projects for economic development, as well as reviewing the ways to assess their economic impact beyond their core scientific mission. This meeting also held the objective to create a forum for exchanging best practices that can maximize the impact of such projects.

Charlotte Mathieu,  Head of the Industrial Policy and Economic Analysis Section, represented ESA and gave an overview of the socio-economic impact assessment methodology of ESA Programmes. Various impact categories and their related indicators were presented, together with a brief application example of this methodology to a ESA Science Programme.

The various presentations of this workshop have been compiled in the “Economics of Science” volume available in Open Access on Springer.

To access the document and more detailed information, please click here.

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