Regional economic development & entrepreneurship

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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Unblocking technology and knowledge commercialisation in Peru

CONCYTEC, Peru’s government agency on science and innovation, needs to define the best policy solution to promote economic benefits from research. This includes commercialisation of knowledge and technology, and sets the challenge of collaborative work between universities (that produce knowledge and research) with the private sector. This is an issue that countries like Chile and…

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Conference personalised cure and care

DG Regio and the Flemish government are organising a high level conference on Smart Specialisation. One workshop within that conference is on Healthy Ageing, in particular personalised care and cure. Technopolis helps DG Regio and Flanders to organise the workshop, write a scoping paper, present this at the conference and draw the main conclusions from…

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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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Feasibility Study for the Design and Implementation of Demand-side Innovation Policy Instruments in Estonia

The Baltic office has conducted a feasibility study for the design and implementation of demand-side innovation policy instruments in Estonia. The aim of the study was to analyse whether and how the demand-side innovation policy instruments can be used in smart specialisation areas in Estonia (ICT horisontally in other areas, health and health technologies, better use of…

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Evaluation of the Regional Research Funds in Norway

The paper analysed the trends in regionalisation of research and innovation policies in Europe and took stock of the experience and practices in governance and delivery mechanisms of policy support measures at the regional level. It did so with the objective to draw lessons applicable to stakeholders involved in the funding scheme ‘Regional Research Funds’…

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Evaluation of Walloon Competitiveness Clusters

The Walloon Institute for Evaluation, Prospective and Statistics, (IWEPS), asked Technopolis to evaluate the results of the Walloon policy for competitiveness clusters which were first implemented in 2005 in this Belgian region. The Walloon competitiveness clusters policy aims to increase the competitiveness of the regional economy through research, innovation and the networking of actors. It…

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Regional Innovation Scoreboard

Regions are an appropriate level for stimulating innovation. Many regional governments have important competences and budgets in the field of innovation. Their geographical proximity facilitates the acquisition, accumulation and use of knowledge. Regions’ performance depends not only on that of enterprises and research institutes but also on interactions between different stakeholders, enterprises and organisations, whose…

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