Evaluation Criteria of the Applications for Public Funding and Their Role in Increasing Innovative Potential of Enterprises: The Case of the Opolskie Voivodeship Regional Operational Programme 2014–2020

Piotr Bębenek

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/JCRL.2019.009


The aim of the study is to assess the innovative potential of the selected companies in Opolskie Voivodeship through comparing and contrasting meeting by them criteria used for the evaluation of projects of the Opolskie Voivodeship Regional Operational Programme (RPO WO) 2014–2020. The study process is focused around the following research questions: (1) What criteria are used for evaluation of projects in the
Opolskie Voivodeship Regional Operational Programme (RPO WO) 2014–2020? (2) How has the innovation level of project outcomes i.e. products/ services/ technologies changed? (3) What is the level of cooperation with the R&D sector in the evaluated companies? (4) Are there any changes observed in regard to developing by companies their in-house R&D capabilities? 


innovativeness; innovation management; innovative potential; regional operational programme; evaluation criteria

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