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EU Partnership instruments mapped by Technopolis Group

10th August 2017

To prepare a debate on the Informal meeting of Ministers responsible for Competitiveness in Tallinn (25 July), Technopolis together with the Estonian government reviewed today’s array of European partnership instruments. These are instruments that, unlike the ‘traditional’ H2020 measures, are managed and financed as public-public partnerships (Commission and Member States) or by public-private partnerships (Commission,…

Technopolis Group to review PhD training in the UK and Ireland for the Wellcome Trust

25th July 2017

Technopolis Group are to carry out a contextual review of PhD training in the UK and Ireland for The Wellcome Trust – a global charitable foundation focusing on the improvement of health through the advancement of medical and scientific research. The production of excellent research is dependent on a high-calibre, well-trained research community, which in…

Beyond the ‘basic’ vs. ‘applied’ divide: Technopolis evaluates Use-inspired Basic Research at the SNSF

11th July 2017

To bridge the gap between basic and applied research, diversify what ‘basic research’ can entail, and to better integrate non-traditional research performing institutions (e.g. polytechnics) into the research funding landscape, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF/SNF/FNS) introduced the category ‘use-inspired basic research’ into its mainstream project funding in 2011. Technopolis was commissioned in 2016 to…

Technopolis Group assesses role of EU funding in UK research and innovation

24th May 2017

The United Kingdom’s (UK) National Academies — the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society — commissioned Technopolis Group to provide an in-depth understanding of the role of EU funding in the UK research and innovation landscape. The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) will…

New report: Technopolis Group study on the sharing economy in Estonia

6th March 2017

The Technopolis Group Baltic office, in collaboration of Ernst&Young Baltic, have recently finished a study on economic and legal aspects of the sharing economy in Estonia. The main aim of the study was to map the sharing economy landscape, and identify key online platforms, main drivers, barriers and future growth perspectives. The study covered transport,…

Technopolis Group to evaluate the ‘Public Health Initiatives’ programme in Estonia

2nd March 2017

The Technopolis Group Baltic office, in collaboration with the Centre for Applied Social Sciences (CASS) at the University of Tartu, has launched an ex-post evaluation of the ‘Public Health Initiatives’ programme. The programme was funded by the Norwegian Grants 2009-2014, and its priority areas included prevention, detection and treatment of mental health and lifestyle-related disorders –…