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.

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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Connecting Science and Society: NWO strategy 2019-2022

NWO, the Dutch Research Council, wanted to develop a new strategy for the coming years. An internal project team was responsible for this and was supported by Technopolis Group and subcontractor Organisatievragen. The support included the (co-) design of the strategy formulation process, organisation of internal and external stakeholder interaction and support in drafting the…

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Feasibility study of a Blue Economy Cluster in La Réunion Island

The Reunion Island is located in the Indian Ocean in between Madagascar and Mauritius. The Regional Council regional economic strategy aims to support the creation of a business and innovation driven cluster in the Blue Economy sector by strengthening the collaboration between the local SMEs and the research and higher education institutions, and by exporting…

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Support to EU-India Innovation cooperation

This project focus on strengthening cooperation between European and Indian start-up ecosystems and reinforcing European presence in India in the area of innovation.  The project has two separate initiatives. The first activity under this project aims at connecting incubators, including coaches and mentors, and start-ups. Connecting coaches and mentors will allow connecting incubators which will…

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