Throughout autumn 2008 and spring 2009 an international evaluation of the Danish GTS system has been made - an evaluation which the Danish Government had placed an order for.
The evaluation has been conducted by an international composed panel of experts under the management of chairman, professor at KTH Stockholm, Sverker Sörlin.
On the basis of the evaluation report several subanalysis has been elaborated: a report concerning the mapping of the Danish knowledge system, an international comparison, a catalogue concerning future technological focus areas of the GTS system, a review of possible technological foresights and a user survey of the GTS system.
All of the reports can be downloaded below.
The evaluation report authored by the international panel examines the characteristics of the GTS system, its position in the Danish knowledge system and its international positioning. Opportunities and challenges are identified.
The panel gives its recommendations on five areas:
1. GTS’ role and activities
3. Strengthened R&D knowledge foundation
4. GTS’ role in the knowledge system
5. Organisation and management
A report mapping the Danish knowledge system has been made. It focuses on GTS and its role in regard to the universities and the private councillors.
As a part of the international evaluation, an international comparison of five institute systems has been carried out. The institute systems are IRECO (Sweden), Sintef (Norway), TNO (Holland), Frauenhofer (Germany) and GTS (Denmark). The report compares business concepts, management and governance, finance and government funding, knowledge dissemination and international activities(among other things). In addition, each of the five systems are described in separate appendixes.
During the evaluation process, the GTS system was asked to compose a catalogue of the technological focus areas which they believed would be agenda setting in 2015. The catalogue identifies 15 central focus areas of great importance to the Danish society. Furthermore the GTS 2015 Catalogue was fundamental in the development of the DTU/Risø report (see below). Additionally, the material has been adapted as background information for the webpage http://www.bedreinnovation.dk/ (in Danish).
The report examines the latest years of Danish and international technological foresights and evaluate the GTS 2015 catalogue in the light of the reports mentioned above.
This report is a quantitative survey of the users of the GTS system. The survey covers Danish business communities’ use and knowledge of the Danish GTS system. The report is only published in Danish.