Demand led policies

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…

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Assessment of the demand for a federal web-based Open Innovation platform for SMEs, public research organisations and universities as well as independent inventors in Germany

Open Innovation (OI) is a new paradigm for collaborative innovation projects. With the advent of advanced internet technologies there are novel technological opportunities to create web-based platforms that facilitate such collaboration – e.g., crowd-sourcing platforms, ideation platforms or platforms that help find partners for the commercialisation of IP. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs…

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Evaluation of the Dutch Innovation Programme on Food and Nutrition

In the 2005 the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs introduced the ‘key area approach’ for innovation programmes in prioritised areas in the Dutch economy. In 2006 the Innovation Programme Food & Nutrition (IPFN) was established in the ‘key area’ Flowers & Food. Following an interactive approach, IPFN was developed bottom-up by Dutch multinationals, SMEs and…

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Action Plan for demand side policies

This study supported the first phase of the Action Plan to boost demand for European innovations. The tasks concerned basically three predominantly methodological issues, namely: • The development of assessment methodologies and data sources for the definition of markets and the baseline condition which is needed for the ‘Identification of markets and sectors’ in phase…

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Comparison of the influence of industry on government research funding

Agoria, the Flemish industry federation for the technology sector, asked Technopolis to assess the real influence of industry in several countries, and to compare outcomes to the situation in Flanders. The findings of the study are intensively used. We were asked to give presentations on the results to, amongst others,  the Flemish Cabinet, and to…

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Mid Term Evaluation of the PAMPA Programme

Technopolis Group conducted a study of the mid-term evaluation of the Multi Country Support programme for Agroecology (PAMPA Programme). The programme was funded by the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the French Global Environment Facility, and the French Agency for Development (which also runs the programme). PAMPA is a €3.5 million programme over the 2007-2012 period….

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Demand Driven Research Programming

In the Flemish R&D landscape in 2007 , several institutions played a role in research programming and transferring research results to companies: e.g. Collective Centres, strategic research institutes  and competence poles. In a collaborative project, eleven of these programming bodies aimed to learn from each other and from external experiences on how to involve stakeholders…

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Developing Firms’ Technological Capabilities

This literature review for the OECD uses a resource-based view of the firm in order to understand what categories of technological capability are needed to make successful use of internal and external science and technology. It proposes a four-way classification of capabilities that in turn offers a basis for designing policies that support the development…

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