Research Infrastructures

International Comparison of Energy Transitions

Technopolis Group studied the energy transitions of Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France and the United Kingdom on behalf of the Dutch Topsector Energy. The focus on institutional factors in this study emphasised the fact that the foreign policy success of historical choices and cultural aspects in one country could not be replicated in another.  The country studies…

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Case Study Review of Interdisciplinary Research in Higher Education Institutions in England

Over the last decade, there has been increased engagement, investment and interventions designed to grow, support and embed interdisciplinary research (IDR) in higher education institutions (HEIs) in England. In this study, we considered the cases of 10 HEIs in England that take a variety of approaches to grow, sustain and embed IDR. The sample included…

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Landscape Review of Interdisciplinary Research in the UK

Over the last decade, the desire to address complex societal problems, achieve impact, and create value from working across disciplines has led to an increased emphasis on interdisciplinary research (IDR) among researchers, funders, and higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK. Simultaneously, there has been concern over the presence (or perception) of barriers against IDR…

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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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Nacka Municipality, the risks

For a number of years, approximately 5% of students in Nacka have lacked access to secondary school. This figure is low compared to most other municipalities. In Spring 2013, 59 students in ninth grade could not gain access to secondary school across the 16 schools assessed. It is a high priority for Nacka Education Committee that…

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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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