A consortium of Austrian Ministries and the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, led by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF), commissioned Technopolis to perform an impact analysis of EU research initiatives on the Austrian research and innovation system as well as an evaluation of the Austrian support structures for the 7th European Framework Programme (FP7) and EUREKA. The first part of the study identified the effects of European research initiatives on the Austrian research and innovation system, while the second part of the evaluation examined the support delivered to Austrian R&D performers by the Department for European and International Programmes (EIP) of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) from 2007 to 2010.
The study produced recommendations about improving the quality and relevance of the activities of FFG -EIP (and the Austrian support system as a whole) and how to influence future EU initiatives for RTDI. It also provided input into the development of the Austrian position in pending revisions to European RTDI initiatives, in particular the transition from FP7 to FP8.
Interim evaluation of the Rational Pharmacotherapy (GGG-) Programme
In the quest to improve healthcare, new and innovative medicines garner a lot of attention, but making better use of existing medicines is just as important. This can, for instance, mean understanding better which patients benefit from a particular treatment or tackling problems with adherence to medication. This field is known as rational pharmacotherapy. In…View report
Norwegian participation in Horizon 2020 in health, ICT and industry
The Research Council of Norway (RCN) commissioned Technopolis Group to conduct a study on the possibilities to increase participation in Horizon 2020, but also in relation to other European Research Area activities and future Framework Programmes. The assignment was to focus on the three topic areas of health, Information and Communications Technology, and industry. The…View report
Evidence on mechanisms and tools for use of health information for decision-making
The World Health Assembly in 2005 urged Member States to establish or strengthen knowledge transfer mechanisms to support evidence-informed health policies and health care delivery. The European Health Information Initiative was set up to strengthen the use of evidence, information and research for policy-making in the WHO European Region. While good-quality health information is a key component for…View report