Industry-Academia Collaboration

R&D Attraction Networks-A report on stakeholder co-operation and STI diplomacy to attract investments in R&D

This report, conducted by Technopolis Group, addressed some of the location factors behind R&D and describes some of the instruments and policies that can be used to attract further investment in the area. It focussed on the situation in the Netherlands, and then examined the R&D attraction framework for five countries, namely: Canada, Germany, Denmark,…

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Qualitative impact of the Energy Agreement on employment

Technopolis Group has tracked the influence of the Energy Agreement on the nature of employment in the Netherlands on behalf of Topsector Energy. The project mapped the developments and implications of energy for Topsector Energy’s work in the next 5-10 years, with subsequent analysis of related sectors to follow. The following analysis was structured into…

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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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Ireland’s future Research Infrastructure needs

Based on desk research of national STI objectives, analysis of existing RIs (priorities, funding, uses, impact, etc.) and stakeholder consultation, Technopolis Group identifies future RI investments needed in Ireland in the period until 2020.

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Strengthening Ireland’s Market Focused Research Centre Landscape

The Irish Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, the Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland and the Higher Education Association have asked Technopolis Group to help them strengthening the Irish market-focussed research landscape. Technopolis consultants from the UK, The Netherlands, and Sweden have identified gaps and opportunities to build on the existing landscape to…

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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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Ex post Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Funding in the FP7 NMP Thematic Area

This report presents the main results of the ex post evaluation and impact assessment of the FP7 ‘Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies’ (NMP) Theme. Evaluation of programme rationale indicates that it has been successful in addressing a number of important barriers to innovation in industry. The programme was successful in attracting companies although…

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Final Evaluation of 4 KK-profiles

Technopolis Group undertook an evaluation of The Knowledge Foundation’s (KK Foundation) funding programme, “KK-profiles”, with respect to the outcome of four profiles located at Mid Sweden University, Skövde University College, Halmstad University College, and Malmö University College. The programme was designed to provide multi-year support to the build-up of strong research groups (profiles) at selected…

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