A market and societal impact assessment complements the above safety research assessment. This assessment is targeted at addressing the impacts of the safety research outcomes, especially focusing on socio-economic benefits. It is conducted in a dedicated assessment framework that includes a number of carefully selected socio-economic indicators and associated metrics. Relevant use cases will be selected by the consortium to demonstrate the applicability of the developed approach. Qualitative interviews and/ or workshops will be conducted to assess the impact of safety research on selected societal and market benefits.
The methodology and the framework for these activities are developed in a dedicated work package (WP1). Lessons learned from previous projects with similar objectives are taken into account in this methodology development. Appropriate indicators are identified and selected for measuring the state-of-art of safety research and innovation and for measuring the associated socio-economic benefits. The methodology is fine-tuned in coordination with the Optics Advisory Board and ACARE WG4.
The assessments take place in WP2, and they use the WP1 outputs in an iterative manner: The methodology and the framework are developed further according to requirements identified from the assessments.