In this evaluation report Vinnova presents the first evaluations of the initiatives in the second call of the Vinnväxt programme in 2004. In 2003, Vinnova appointed the first three winners in the first Vinnväxt call. Those were evaluated last year and the results are presented in "Evaluation report by the Vinnväxt International Review Team" (Vinnova Report VR 2007:11).
The objective of the Vinnväxt programme is to promote sustainable growth based on international competitiveness in regions, by developing regional innovation system's functionality, dynamics and efficiency to an international level. According to the evaluation strategy the initiatives will be evaluated every third year. The overall objective for the first three-year evaluation is to evaluate if the initiatives have had a good start, building the platform for future growth and international competitiveness in their respective growth area. Evaluation aspects are organisational and leadership issues as well as the outcome and impact of the initiatives in terms of knowledge development, innovation and international competitiveness.