Green Economy

Technopolis Group is a leader in helping policy makers make the right economic, social and environmental choices. We specialise in integrating environmental impacts and broader sustainability topics to science, technology and innovation (STI) policies as well as to the wider economic development policies at the European, national and regional level. Our consultants are recognised experts and thought leaders in policy research on eco-innovation and resource efficiency. We have the unique capacity to translate ambitious policy objectives and scientific research results into workable advice for governments.

Over the last 10 years the company has successfully led assignments including:

  • Comparative EU and country-level studies on eco-innovation policy and business trends, including good practice examples from EU and beyond
  • Collection and analysis of eco-innovation and sustainability indicators for EU and international organisations, including development of on-line databases and composite indicators (EU eco-innovation scoreboard)
  • Conducting evaluations and impact assessments focused on eco-innovation and environmental impacts of research, innovation and other policies, including developing methodologies and metrics
  • Preparing in-depth technology and policy case studies focused on selected environmental technologies and policy measures in the OECD countries
  • Studies on emerging green business models and value chains relevant for the transition towards a resource efficient, low carbon economy, including policy implications of new trends.

International Comparison of Energy Transitions

Technopolis Group studied the energy transitions of Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France and the United Kingdom on behalf of the Dutch Topsector Energy. The focus on institutional factors in this study emphasised the fact that the foreign policy success of historical choices and cultural aspects in one country could not be replicated in another.  The country studies…

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Regulatory barriers for the circular economy

Circular Economy is defined as an economy “where the value of products, materials and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as possible, and the generation of waste minimised”. In its ‘Circular Economy Package’ of December 2015, the EC wants “to help European businesses and consumers to make the transition to a stronger…

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Research and Innovation in climate change, resource efficiency and raw materials

The goal of the study is to support the EC in promoting successful research and innovation (R&I) policies and programmes under the Specific Programmes of Horizon 2020 in support of Flagship Initiatives “Innovation Union” and “Resource Efficient Europe” with a focus on the specific challenge “Climate Action, resource efficiency and raw materials”.  

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Green sectors in Eastern Europe and NIS: overview of general trends

The report gives an extended analysis based on the environmental goods trade statistics for the World and sub regions including Europe (especially South East Europe, EU and EUR new member states, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, and South Eastern Europe) Latin America and South East Asia regions in order to identify the cross-country trends…

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