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New report: Evaluation of European Machinery Directive

4th October 2017

One of the main pieces of legislation governing the harmonisation of essential health and safety requirements for machinery at EU level is the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC).  This seeks to promote the free movement of machinery within the Single Market and guarantee a high level of protection for users through a system of mandatory health and…

UK government cites Technopolis Group study on EU medical research collaboration

7th September 2017

The UK government has published a paper on its vision about a future partnership with the EU on science and innovation. The paper cites evidence from various external policy experts and reports, including a recent independent study by Technopolis Group for eight leading UK medical research funders and charities on the value of UK medical…

Technopolis Group selected to support Zuid Holland’s bio-economy

31st August 2017

Provincie Zuid Holland, the regional authority of Zuid-Holland, has selected Technopolis Group to support the region to improve its bio-economy pilot facilities: setting up networks of commercial demonstration farms; and strengthening Randstad Megapolis’ representation in the Vanguard Initiative of important industrial regions. The region of Zuid-Holland is one of Europe’s most densely populated regions. It…

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…