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The pathways from experiments to innovation impacts: ALBA-CSIL pilot exercise

June 2020, 

In the last few months, in the framework of the RIPATHS project, CSIL and ALBA carried out a pilot exercise to describe and trace the innovation impacts arising from experiments at the ALBA Synchrotron Light facility, the single-sited research infrastructure located in Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona).

The objective of ALBA-CSIL pilot exercise was to explore the operationalisation of the Impact Assessment (IA) framework arising from the RIPATHS’ activities, trace and describe the pathways according to which innovation impacts materialise starting from experiments carried out at ALBA by its users.  The outcomes of the pilot exercise - entailing surveys to ALBA users and publication and patents analysis - are available online in a report that has been presented during the RIPATHS webinar held on 29 June 2020.

The two online surveys part of the pilot exercise had differentiated targets:

  • the first survey targeted ALBA beamline direct users (both academic/researchers and private companies);
  • the second survey aimed at ALBA indirect users, such as third parties (academics, companies, researchers, etc.) which benefitted from results of the experiments carried out at ALBA but without accessing the site directly. 

REPORT: The pathways from experiments to innovation impacts: evidence from ALBA Synchrotron Light Facility

For more information about this activity, contact the task manager Jessica Catalano.