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Technopolis Group to Evaluate 17 Swedish Strategic Innovation Programmes

11th December 2018

The Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems (Vinnova), the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas) and the Swedish Energy Agency have commissioned Technopolis Group to evaluate the 17 Strategic Innovation Programmes (SIPs) that the three agencies co-fund. The goal of the evaluation, to be undertaken along with Sweco Society AB, is…

Felix Dijkstal

2nd November 2018

Felix Dijkstal is a consultant who has recently joined the Brighton office of Technopolis Group. He has a background in innovation studies with a particular interest in the dynamics of innovation networks and systems including brokerage, university-industry links and cross-sectoral linkages. He is trained in a range of methods including statistical analysis, econometrics and bibliometrics and has successfully applied network analysis,…

New Technopolis Group report on evaluation, innovation and social challenges

4th October 2018

How should we evaluate complex programmes for innovation and socio-technical transitions? A new Technopolis Group report for the Swedish Agency for Growth Analysis answers this key question. Programmes addressing socio-technical transitions (for example, to tackle major societal challenges) are often ineffective because they fail to link transition management to governance. The new Technopolis Group report…

UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills publishes new Technopolis comparative study on appraisal and evaluation approaches for research infrastructures

23rd August 2018

Technopolis Group has recently completed an international comparative study on appraisal and evaluation of capital spending on research infrastructures (RI). Building on Technopolis’ large track of studies on RI and our broad geographical network, we analysed approaches in 14 countries: from Germany and Sweden to Australia, Canada and the USA. The case studies serve as…

Hugh Reed

31st July 2018

Hugh Reed is a consultant at Technopolis Group based in the Brighton office. He holds an MSC in Sustainable Innovation from the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex and a BA in Sociology, from the University of Sussex. He has experience in international development, HIV/AIDS health programmes, renewable energy policy and…

A new typology of research impact: Technopolis evaluates the Swiss National Research Programmes

24th July 2018

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) has published the impact evaluation of National Research Programmes (NRPs), the SNF’s instrument to fund solution-oriented interdisciplinary research on a range of social, political and economic challenges. The study considered the NRP instrument more broadly, but focused in particular on three NRPs: NRP 59: Benefits and Risks of the…

Emma Pottinger

12th July 2018

Emma is a consultant at Technopolis-Group and has experience in science and technology policy with a particular interest in health and life sciences. She has significant experience of working with clients in the UK (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council, Innovate UK) and internationally (Maltese Health Service,…