Research and Analysis

Research and policy advice play a central role in the services we offer as a research-based consulting agency. IDEA research is both quantitatively and qualitatively substantiated. Our advice is solutions-oriented and aimed at creating added value for clients.

The result is that IDEA's research and advice stands out from that of others due to:

  • Its social relevance: Our research tackles the big challenges of the future such as the competitiveness of the European economy, demographic changes, climate change, sustainable rural and urban development, or looks into ways of achieving a more innovation-driven economy;
  • The use of strong and proven scientific methodologies from research into literature, quantitative analysis, surveys of in-depth interviews, workshops and focus groups in order to obtain a good understanding of what works (and what doesn't), how it works, why and under which conditions.
  • Its interactive approach. We draw on the insights of a broad group of players in order to guarantee a lack of bias in the process and the completeness and the accuracy of the conclusion.


  • Policy analysis
  • Feasibility studies
  • Sector analysis
  • Competitivity analysis
  • Economic analysis

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