Socio-economic Impact Assessment for Research Projects

SEQUOIA is a Specific Support Action funded by the 7th Research Framework Programme of the European Commission, Area:. DG INFSO – Programme: Software & Service Architectures and Infrastructures

Key words:

socioeconomic impact, methodology, Internet of Service (IoS), Software as a Service (SaaS)


SEQUOIA aims at developing a methodology for the socio-economic impact self-assessment of research projects in the IoS and SaaS domain. The methodology is developed through the concrete involvement of a group of projects that participated in focus groups and meetings aiming at mapping the analysed sector’s specificities and the requirements in terms of impact assessment. SEQUOIA will apply the methodology on app. 25 projects. On the basis of the results it will then select the best practices and support them in the dissemination and transfer of their research results. The methodology will afterwards be synthesized and systematized in a How-to-Guide that future projects will be able to use autonomously. T6 participates in the development of the methodology, in particular regarding the social impacts aspects: knowledge creation and diffusion, social capital, employment and working processes and fulfillment of the Social Agenda 2020 objectives. T6 is also involved in the support activities for the effective assessment of app. 25 projects in the SaaS and IoS area.