Research Infrastructures

Barriers and opportunities for Norwegian participation in the European Research Council (ERC)

This report presents the findings of a study on barriers and opportunities for Norwegian participation in European Research Council (ERC) grant funding, carried out by Technopolis Group between August 2018 and February 2019. The ERC provides large and prestigious single investigator grants for basic research funding in Europe. Norway has accounts for around 1.5% of…

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Hartree Centre Phase 1&2 Baseline Evaluation

The STFC commissioned Technopolis Group to undertake a baseline evaluation of the Hartree Centre; a high performance computing and data analytics research facility that seeks to transform the competitiveness of UK industry, by accelerating the adoption of data-centric computing, big data and cognitive technologies. The aims of the project were: To measure and demonstrate the…

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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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