Policy study

Combining state-of-the-art social science methods and our international expertise in the ‘knowledge triangle’, Technopolis conducts studies on a wide range of topics related to science, research, innovation, economic development and education.

Only a small selection is highlighted on this page and more studies can be downloaded, both on this page as well as on the web-pages that discuss our fields of expertise.

Impact of the financial crisis on R&I policies in EU MS

The impact of the financial crisis on research and innovation policies in EU Member States focused on how the economic and financial crisis that started in 2008 has influenced research and innovation activities in Europe and explored the current trends in research and innovation policies.

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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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The role of foreign investment in Estonia's innovation policy

The study analysed the possibilities of successfully linking the Estonian national innovation system and high added value foreign investments. The first part of the study reviewed the examples in other countries to focus on the best international practices, also it positioned Estonia’s competitiveness, the second part highlighted the country’s prerequisites for more efficiently engaging higher…

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Increased coherence and openness of European Union research and innovation partnerships

There are many research and partnership programmes funded under EU budget, all having different target groups, tools and aims. The aim of the study was to (1) analyse the use of partnership instruments in the Framework Programme (with main focus on H2020) and (2) give orientations for future use of partnering concept and instruments in…

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