Rather than building a direction on existing beliefs and assumptions, we help executives from organizations, ministries, institutions and business gain a clear perspective based in evidence about the world they act in and the impact of their activities. Furthermore, we set direction by forcing the executives to determine the causal chain assumptions and define which data driven indicators should define success. We call this data supported causal effect. Based on our analytics we help you determine which steps to take in order to obtain the desired results. For organisations working in a political environment, we assist you in handling stakeholders and making sure that the data and results are applicable in a political setting.

DAMVAD Analytics typical services

  • Scenario analysis
  • Define an evidence based long term direction
  • Clarify the intervention logic and causal-effect chains
  • Align data and analytics with strategic goals and causal-effect chains
  • Develop your business model in order to maximise outcome from data
  • Identify policy initiatives in other countries
  • Accreditation consultancy support for education and research organisations
  • Innovation leadership

    Client: Ministry of Science, Research and the Economy

    Goal: To advice on how Austria could become innovation leader

    On November 26 at the occasion of the Europa-Tagung (Europe Conference) in Vienna organised by the federal Ministry of Science, Research and the Economy, we presented a report on “The Leverage Potential of the European Research Area for Austria’s Ambition to become one of the Innovation Leaders in Europe- A comparative study of Austria, Sweden and Denmark”.

    The study had been commissioned by the ERA Council Forum and was carried out by Joanneum Research and Damvad Analytics to address the apparent loss of dynamism in Austrian research and innovation systems after 2011. In particular, the mandate was to identify gaps and barriers for Austria to become an innovation leader and discuss the role of Austrian universities and university colleges in this task. The study is a rich mine of information on structure and governance of Research & development funding, the structure and performance of higher education institutions, the industrial structure and the role of venture capital funding, Industry Science relations, the role of the European Research Area and innovation policy systems and science and technology policies and trends towards implementation of large-scale mission-oriented funding programs in Denmark and Sweden.

  • Financial Analysis of SciLifeLab research investments

    Client: Vetenskapsrådet, Sweden

    Goal: To determine the financial structures and cash flows of the organisation

    We contributed with the financial analysis to the recent assessment of the large-scale Swedish life science center SciLifeLab. The SciLifeLab is a joint effort between the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Karolinska Institutet (KI), Stockholm University (SU) and Uppsala University (UU).

    The assessment focuses on three areas: The organisational and financial environment of the SciLifeLab, the quality of the scientific facilities and scientific output, and the societal relevance of the SciLifeLab. According to the evaluation panels, the financial governance of the SciLifeLab must be reinforced, especially in terms of financial reporting and accountability, but also in terms of important financial performance indicators that are missing today.

  • European Science Foundation

    Client: European Science Foundation, Strasbourg

    Goal: To determine whether or not the organisation had a viable future and whehter or not member organisations should continue their support to the organisation

    The European Science Foundation has been in a transition process given the changing European landscape for research funding and collaboration. This changes fundamentally the future position of the ESF.

    Therefore the foundation asked us to performe a viability check of the future Business Plan for the successor organisation of the European Science Foundation (ESF). The project consisted of a market analysis, financial check and an organisational capability study in order to detemine the prospects for the organisation. Our advice was given to the governing body of the organisation and the foundation continues to operate along the lines we have laid out.