Phase One: Cases Selection and Data Gathering and Input
The process of cases selection, as well as data gathering was based
on tailored-made questionnaires for the needs of the project. Those
questionnaires were created in Gmail application and distributed to the
partners, in order for them to select cases and collect all required data and information from industrial areas and enterprise zones within MED area and submit it online. The answers received created a statistically significant profile of industrial and enterprise zones’ performance, hence providing a set of best practices and potential opportunities for improvement in specific fields and an assessment of performance.
Accomplishing Phase One, the project team completed these specific tasks:
> Developed a Benchmark Questionnaire on-line in Gmail application and communicated this to all partners
> Partners selected eligible cases and contacted all entities that should respond to the questionnaire
> Input data into the benchmark database by partners or entities
Phase Two: Benchmark Analysis and Best Practices Identification
In Phase Two, the consultants examined the questionnaires submitted and evaluated the answers both in qualitative, as well as in quantitative terms, as it was stated in the proposal. For doing so, they exploited the Directional Policy Matrix tool, for each field and participant, hence developing an aggregate form.
Accomplishing Phase Two, the project team completed these specific tasks:
> Examined the questionnaires submitted
> Developed a Directional Policy Matrix for specific fields
> Graded all respondents according to the answers provided
> Identified best practices and replicable successful factors
Phase Three: Creation and Presentation of the Benchmark Analysis
Phase Three began with creation of the Macro Benchmarking Study deliverable. The report, once delivered, will identify potential areas for Eco-innovation optimization of Industrial and Enterprise Zones in the MED program area and will provide specific and prioritized recommendations.
To successfully accomplish Phase Three, the project team will present the finding of Phase Two in a coherent and extended way.