The End-Term Evaluation of our innovation program The Spindle


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.