CM International commissioned by Welsh Government for final evaluation of SMARTCymru
The programme represented the primary R&D funding programme for business in Wales, and was delivered alongside other core Welsh Government funding programmes for innovation.
The final evaluation research included interrogation of programme monitoring data and a workshop with management and delivery staff, and a final survey of business beneficiaries. Additional surveys were also undertaken with a counterfactual sample of businesses, and a wider business survey to test awareness of the programme. Key areas of analysis included gross outputs, net impacts, value for money (based on the 3 E’s), cost benefit analysis and Strategic Added Value. The final evaluation report identified conclusions and future recommendations.
Client: Welsh Government