International S&T 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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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 CTA’s ST&I Programme (2010-2014)

This report presents the results of the evaluation of the Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) Programme of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), Wageningen, The Netherlands. Technopolis Group evaluated the ST&I Programme in its entirety in response to changing target groups reflected in the priority areas set out in the current CTA Strategy Plan (20011…

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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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Assessment of the performance and impact of the first programme of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) was created in 2003 in response to the global health crisis caused by the three main poverty-related diseases HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The first EDCTP programme was aimed at accelerating the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against these three diseases. EDCTP…

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Coordination and governance of the UK science, technology and innovation (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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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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