Technology Parks

Audit on industry regulations linked to environment, energy, health and safety (cumulative cost assessment) for the chemical, paper and oil industries

Environmental and health regulations may cover a wide range of industries but their economic impact is particularly significant in the chemical, refining and paper-based industries. These sectors are subject to a large number of regulations, in particular European, because of the importance of pollution and the risks that production sites may create or the dangers…

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Verschuivende paradigma’s in het ruimtelijk economisch beleid

Het regionaal economisch beleid heeft in de afgelopen periode een tweetal paradigmashift ondergaan. De eerste verandering betreft de keuze voor sterke regio’s (pieken in de delta) in plaats van het ondersteunen van achterblijvende regio’s. De tweede verandering is het overdragen van verantwoordelijkheden in het regionaal economisch beleid naar de regio’s zelf in plaats van een…

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Evaluation of the support mechanisms to maturation of innovation projects aimed at the creation of new companies

The project dealt with the evaluation of the Ile de France regional scheme for innovative projects development. The Ile de France Region gathers more than a half of French RDI efforts (public and private spending, researchers, patents…). However recent studies showed that the regional “innovation machine” is not producing enough results. Business creation is one…

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Meta-evaluation of six competence centres in Sweden

This meta-evaluation included an analysis of evaluations of six competence centres co-funded by the Swedish Energy Agency. The analysis is enriched by a recent impact analysis of Swedish competence centres, and also included comparisons with similar initiatives from other Swedish research funders. The Swedish Competence Centres Programme is part of an international movement dating back…

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Study on the creation of innovation poles (‘technopoles’) in Congo

There was a need to identify a digital ecosystem for the country, and to define the operational ways to boost the economic activity, create the high-level value-added training conditions, facilitate the relationship between research, higher education and the economy… In this new regional environment, the innovation centre (or competitiveness cluster) will become the focus point…

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Support to the development of a technopole in Guadeloupe

The project of creating a “technopole” in Guadeloupe was a part of the regional strategy in order to promote innovation and the link between research and enterprises. Three main steps lead to the elaboration of the regional strategy for innovation: the White book on research, a study of the needs of the local enterprises and…

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ERAWATCH research inventory

This assignment continued the production and updating of both the ERAWATCH Research Inventory and Annual ERAWATCH Analytical Country Reports, which assessed the progress made by the Member States in the implementation of the Lisbon Strategy, in particular with regard to private and public R&D investment and on the contribution to the realisation of the European…

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Comparison of the influence of industry on government research funding

Agoria, the Flemish industry federation for the technology sector, asked Technopolis to assess the real influence of industry in several countries, and to compare outcomes to the situation in Flanders. The findings of the study are intensively used. We were asked to give presentations on the results to, amongst others,  the Flemish Cabinet, and to…

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