Balanced Score Card of the Navarra Technology Plan
Topic of the practice
The Balanced Score Card of the Navarra Technology Plan is one of the main instruments currently available to the Department of Innovation for the monitoring and impact assessment of the Regional Innovation Strategy.
Good Practice Information
The Regional Technology Plan’s Balanced Score Card (BSC) is one of the main instruments currently available to the Department of Innovation for the monitoring and impact assessment of the RIS.
The BSC is structured following the four Axis of the Navarra Technology Plan, its 14 Action Lines and a total of 41 Actions. Each Action has an allocated budget, is targeted to a certain group/s and monitored by one or more activity/result indicators.
These activity/result indicators are evaluated internally on a quarterly basis through the data collected by the Department of Innovation and by its supporting agents (Navarra Innovation Agency, Navarra EU Business and Innovation Centre), which allows for a continuous and real-time monitoring of the RIS Result Indicators.
Evidence of success
The RIS (Technology Plan) is the main instrument of the Regional Innovation Policy. It was developed by the Department of Innovation, Business and Employment with the contribution of regional innovation actors and experts through a participatory approach that allowed reaching a broad regional consensus on the Plan's scope and objectives. The BSC has allowed for monitoring the degree of implementation and execution of each action in the RIS through a set of output and result indicators. The BSC is linked with a management plan that allows aligning the budget available at any time with the degree of execution of the different actions. Due to the success of the BSC system for the monitoring of the Third Technology Plan, the monitoring system of the new RIS, which is now being designed, will also be based on the BSC system.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Rafael Muguerza Eraso
Gobierno de Navarra
Annex completed on: 03-11-2011