Evaluation

Technopolis evaluates policies and programmes, research centres, research funding organisations, network organisations and entire national research and innovation systems. Evaluations include ex-ante impact assessments, mid-term evaluations, peer reviews, ex-post evaluations, short- and long-term impact assessments. Our extensive international experience allows us to conduct evaluations at project, programme, portfolio, institutional and innovation system levels.

The team has mastery of state-of-the-art qualitative and quantitative methods and is constantly upgrading its analytical tools and techniques. For the preparation of evaluation frameworks, we help with the development of indicators and monitoring systems. We share our experience by training policy makers and practitioners in evaluation and can link evaluation results to programme, policy and organisational redesign.

A Good Council? Evaluation of the Research Council of Norway

The evaluation of the Research Council of Norway (RCN) provided an assessment in relation to the overarching goals that were established for the Council’s activities as both a Research Council and an Innovation Agency. It covered the Research Council’s roles in the research system in the light of recent developments, including an increase in independence for research institutions accompanied with more clearly defined strategic responsibilities, and the internationalisation of research.

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A Meta Evaluation of the Swedish Energy Agency

Technopolis Group’s meta evaluation reviewed all programme evaluations performed by the Swedish Energy Agency since 2000. It identified key learnings which were used to inform the design of a future system for project quality assessment, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment (ex post). The overall conclusion reached through the meta evaluation is that the evaluations commissioned…

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Evaluation of Tekes

Tekes was founded in 1983 and is the central Finnish agency responsible for the formulation and implementation of technology and innovation policy. According to the Tekes Act the objective of Tekes is to promote the development of industry and services by means of technology and innovations. Its activities must renew industries, increase value added, improve…

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Evaluation of Walloon Competitiveness Clusters

The Walloon Institute for Evaluation, Prospective and Statistics, (IWEPS), asked Technopolis to evaluate the results of the Walloon policy for competitiveness clusters which were first implemented in 2005 in this Belgian region. The Walloon competitiveness clusters policy aims to increase the competitiveness of the regional economy through research, innovation and the networking of actors. It…

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