Finance of Innovation

The role of EU funding in UK research and innovation

The United Kingdom’s (UK) National Academies — the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society — commissioned Technopolis to provide an in-depth understanding of the role of EU funding within the UK research and innovation landscape. The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) will have significant implications for…

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Evaluation of Hightech Gründerfonds

The Hightech Gründerfonds (HTGF) came to being in 2005. Its purpose was to open up access to venture capital for German start up companies. In this evaluation Technopolis Group’s task was to analyse the impact of the HTGF on its initial objectives. The evaluation showed that HTGF has gained a strong position in the German seed financing market. The…

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Research Management Performance of projects in FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020

The European Commission has asked Technopolis Group in consortium with PwC Advisory to assess the research management performance of Framework Programmes projects. The project involved consultants from various Technopolis and PwC offices, and ran from January 2014 to September 2014. The consortium provided an in-depth analysis of research management performance in FP6 and FP7, as…

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Assessment of the Basic Principles for Effective International STI Agreements

The European Commision asked Technopolis to identify optimal effectiveness of Science, Technology and Innovation Agreements with non-EU countries. We showed that many bilateral STI agreements signed by EU Member States are of limited use. However, as both the EU and Member States seek to treat scientific cooperation with third countries as an issue of common…

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Support for implementing and management of the FP7 European projects

The technical assistance assignment entrusted to Technopolis included three services: Design the Guadeloupe Region’s  CORDIS page (FP7) website, with the  goal of showcasing the region’s strengths in research and HE; Design, write and disseminate a European Research Funding Watch bulletin for Guadeloupe; Support Guadeloupe’s Project Lead Partners to set up their research project and submit…

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The Swedish Energy Agency’s processes for co-funding large demonstration projects

The Swedish government instructed the Swedish Energy Agency to evaluate its processes for co-funding large demonstration projects. In essence, Technopolis Group’s study was tasked with compiling stakeholder experiences and lessons learned as a basis for formulating a recommendation as to how the Agency could improve its processes for future demonstration projects.

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Review of competences of eco-businesses in the field of eco-technologies in Guadeloupe (SYNERGILE – competitiveness pole)

Synergîle is a competitiveness cluster based in Guadeloupe. Synergîle asked Technopolis Group to create an inventory of the competencies of eco-companies, and the global competencies in eco-technologies in Guadeloupe.  The study consisted in helping Synergîle identify the potential eco-companies, and to create a SWOT analysis of the eco-technologies sector in the region.

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Support to the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council (FRANCE) for the technical coordination of the European project ECREIN+

The Interreg IVC ECREIN+ project was launched in January 2010 and lasted three years. The project gathered 11 partners, from 10 EU countries: regional authorities, regional chambers of commerce and the Assembly of European Regions (AER). The project aimed to facilitate exchange of good practices in the field of eco-innovation support policies at the regional…

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