Strategic support & consultancy

Organisations in science, research, innovation, entrepreneurship and SMEs development operate in changing institutional, societal, economic and technological contexts.

Technopolis Group advises policy makers on strategy, policy and the design of new instruments in changing international policy environments.  At the regional level, our comprehensive knowledge of regional innovation, research and higher education ecosystems allows Technopolis Group consultants to support regions to achieve their full economic potential by developing tailor-made strategies. Our team has elaborated and reviewed smart specialisation strategies (RIS3) for more than +25 European regions. The team also advises universities, research organisations and public-private networks (e.g. clusters, innovation poles) on how to develop and implement their strategy, set up new initiatives or write their business plans.

The tools that we use for strategic advice include prospective techniques such as road mapping, technology mapping, foresight, techniques for group strategy formulation, SWOT analyses, benchmarks, network analysis, ex ante feasibility studies and many others to meet specific needs.

UK Research and Innovation, Support to the generation of a Research and Innovation Funding Service

The newly formed UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) aims to have the best research and innovation funding service in the world. To assist in this mission, Technopolis Group assembled a panel of internal and external senior experts to provide a comparative perspective from several other research and/or innovation funders across Europe, to highlight best practice…

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The Latvian Research Funding System

This report reviews Latvia’s existing funding allocation systems and processes and proposes improvements based on best practice, including an overall institutional/organisational structure for managing the funding system, tailored to the specificities of the Latvian situation. The study was carried out by a panel of experts, under the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility, based on document…

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The 'Optimisation of Financial Tools' in Renewable Energies

Technopolis supported the inception of the project: ‘optimise funding tools’ and organised a network facilitation effort in order to move towards an integrated development of the renewable energy industry and foster energy efficiency’ under the 2nd Call for Projects of the EUROPACT (ERDF technical assistance) programme’s Regional Initiative Strand. This project, which brought together the…

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Coordination and governance of the UK STI system between the national and sub-national level

In this project, Technopolis provided strategic advice and support to Peru’s national council for science and technology, CONCYTEC, to understand the governance mechanisms (strategic plans, programmes, organisational structure) used in the UK to coordinate STI policy across the different government agencies. The project fed into a wider programme to reform and modernise Peru’s support for…

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