In the year 2016, it was Partos that initiated an innovation platform called The Spindle. Partos believed that there was (and still is) a huge innovation potential amongst the Dutch organisations and their southern partners. Now, The Spindle is in its final year of a 5-year programme and it’s time to take stock of the situation. A final evaluation of the innovation program was conducted by the external evaluators of IntoOutcome.
The aim of the End-Term Evaluation was to gain insight in the results of The Spindle and how they were achieved; to better understand the perceived effectiveness and the relevance of The Spindle in its role as a connector for innovation and impact; to account for these results and to learn for future programming. This End-Term Evaluation builds on the findings of the earlier Mid-Term Review (also by IntoOutcome), that was done end of 2018.
The End-Term Evaluation had many components: a desk research, in-depth interviews, Outcome Harvesting, a story based research with the use of Sprockler, dialogue sessions and a sensemaking session in the final phase with the team of Partos working for The Spindle. The evaluation was conducted between March 2020 and July 2020.