Technopolis Ltd

The UK practice was opened in 1989 and works with clients throughout the UK and internationally delivering a range of services

  • Evaluation and economic impact assessment of public policies, programmes and institutions
  • Strategic advice to policymakers and help with policy and institutional design
  • Design and implementation of public programmes
  • Comparative analyses of policies and practices across countries and organisations

Our team of 15 is comprised of professional social scientists, from economists to psychologists, providing advice and conducting studies across many policy fields, from innovation to healthcare to science

UK clients

  • Ministries such as the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  • Agencies such as the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Technology Strategy Board, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)
  • Regional development agencies such as the East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA), Advantage West Midlands (AWM) and the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA)
  • Research councils such as the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
  • NGOs and other intermediaries, such as the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), Design Council, Finance South East, the TUC and Shell STEP

UK assignments

  • Impact assessment of UK participation in the EC Framework 6 programme, for BIS
  • A study exploring the potential of business clusters focused on carbon capture and storage, for DECC
  • Design and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation plan for the Birmingham Science City initiative, for AWM
  • Evaluation to assess the economic impact of ESRC research, for the ESRC
  • Evaluation of the East Midlands Innovation Strategy, for the EMDA
  • Survey of the knowledge transfer activities of Public Sector Research Establishments, for BIS
  • Evaluation of the Cambridge-MIT Institute for DIUS
  • Evaluation of the Supply Chain Groups Programme, for BERR
  • Strategic review of the Knowledge Transfer Networks, for the Technology Strategy Board
  • Evaluation of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration's Regulatory and Governance Advisory Service, for the Medical Research Council and the National Institute for Health Research
  • Evaluation of the Science Research Investment Fund, for HEFCE
  • Studies to identify indicators for innovation in public and third sectors and the wider framework conditions for innovation, for NESTA
  • Study to identify and disseminate the lessons learned by institutions participating in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) bibliometrics pilot, for HEFCE
  • Design and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation plan for the Innovation Advisory Service, for SEEDA

International clients

  • Overseas national and regional administrations, such as the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs,  the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, the Swedish national technology agency (VINNOVA) and the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
  • International organisations such as the European Commission (DG Research, DG Information Society, DG Enterprise & Industry and DG Education and Culture), the European Parliament, European Court of Auditors and the OECD

International assignments

  • Study of the impact of European Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs), for the European Association of RTOs
  • An international audit of research, development and innovation in the Czech Republic, for the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
  • Evaluation of the long-term impacts of Framework Programme research, for DG Research
  • Impact assessment of the Framework 5 activities of DG Information Society, for DG Infso
  • Evaluation of the European Environment Agency, for the EEA
  • Study of the contribution of space exploration to innovation, for DG Enterprise and Industry
  • Evaluation of the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme, for DG Enterprise and Industry
  • Evaluation of the benefits and strategies for Danish participation the EC Framework Programmes (FP6 & FP7), for the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (DASTI)   
  • Evaluation of the National innovation Council of Chile, for OECD
  • Study of the Technological Impacts of Knowledge Transfer from Public Research Organisations, for the European Parliament
  • Support to the European Cluster Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education, for DG Education and Culture

Amsterdam, Brighton, Brussels, Frankfurt/Main, Paris, Stockholm, Tallinn, Vienna

Brighton [UK]
Technopolis Ltd
3 Pavilion Buildings
Brighton BN1 1EE

T:+44 1273 204320