News for United Kingdom

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 in the UK office of Technopolis Group and has expertise in science and technology policy with a particular interest in the health, life sciences and space sectors. She has worked for clients in the UK (e.g. the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and the British Association of Dermatologists) and…

More years = better lives?

29th June 2018

Technopolis Group evaluates the impact and reach of the Joint Programming Initiative “More Years, Better Lives” (JPI MYBL) The Technopolis Group was commissioned to carry out an evaluation of the JPI MYBL’s impact and reach over the 2015 – 2018 period.  Demographic change and an ageing society is a key challenge facing Europe and other…

Technopolis Group opens London office

6th June 2018

We are delighted to announce that Technopolis Group has opened an office in London. This will place us closer to several of our major clients for our UK based business and provide a base to support the recent expansion in our portfolio of services from our British business. For further queries, please contact Cristina Rosemberg…

New report: Finnish participation in EU research in Health, Wellbeing, Cleantech, Bio-economy, Circular Economy and Digitalisation

5th March 2018

The Finnish government aims to improve the quality and effectiveness of research, development and innovation (RDI), but competition for domestic funding has increased. Therefore, the Research and Innovation Council – an advisory body to the government – set the objective of Finnish participants collectively increasing the funding they received in Horizon 2020 by 50% compared…

Evaluation of the impact of the European Union’s Research Funding for Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases: Lessons from EU research funding (1998-2013)

1st March 2018

Poverty-related and neglected diseases (PRNDs) carry a high burden of morbidity and mortality in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Yet, there remains a large unmet need for effective, affordable and safe approaches to combat these diseases. Much of the underpinning research in this field has been carried out by the public sector, with funding provided…