Study on the Economic Impact of Research Results from FWF-funded Projects

Together with Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) and Joanneum Research Policies, WIFO calculates the economic impact of FWF-funded basic research. In a first step, a survey, patent and publication data analyses as well as case studies are used to trace different economic effects, such as registered inventions, company start-ups or the production of new measuring instruments. In the second step, short-, medium- and long-term effects of the funded projects on productivity, value added and tax revenue are modelled.