Science Technology & Innovation

Interim evaluation of the Rational Pharmacotherapy (GGG-) Programme

In the quest to improve healthcare, new and innovative medicines garner a lot of attention, but making better use of existing medicines is just as important. This can, for instance, mean understanding better which patients benefit from a particular treatment or tackling problems with adherence to medication. This field is known as rational pharmacotherapy. In…

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Evidence on mechanisms and tools for use of health information for decision-making

The World Health Assembly in 2005 urged Member States to establish or strengthen knowledge transfer mechanisms to support evidence-informed health policies and health care delivery. The European Health Information Initiative was set up to strengthen the use of evidence, information and research for policy-making in the WHO European Region. While good-quality health information is a key component for…

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Evaluation of Directive 2006/42/EC on Machinery

One of the main pieces of legislation governing the harmonisation of essential health and safety requirements for machinery at EU level is the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC).  This seeks to promote the free movement of machinery within the Single Market and guarantee a high level of protection for users through a system of mandatory health and…

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Increased coherence and openness of European Union research and innovation partnerships

There are many research and partnership programmes funded under EU budget, all having different target groups, tools and aims. The aim of the study was to (1) analyse the use of partnership instruments in the Framework Programme (with main focus on H2020) and (2) give orientations for future use of partnering concept and instruments in…

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The impact of collaboration: the value of UK medical research to EU science and health

The UK has a strong medical research community; the country’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) can therefore be expected to have implications not only for the UK, but also for EU science and health. To better understand the UK’s contribution to medical research and patient health in the EU, a new study was commissioned…

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Use-inspired basic research at SNSF

To bridge the gap between basic and applied research, diversify what ‘basic research’ can entail, and to better integrate non-traditional research performing institutions (e.g. polytechnics) into the research funding landscape, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF/SNF/FNS) introduced the category ‘use-inspired basic research’ into its mainstream project funding in 2011. Technopolis was commissioned in 2016 to…

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Evaluation of the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship programme

The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship adresses researchers from abroad who can be nominated for this international award if they are world leaders in their field and are expected to continue producing academic results that will sustainably shape Germany’s international competitiveness as a research location as a consequence of the award. The award funds, usually totalling…

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Technopolis Group Position Paper on Horizon 2020

Technopolis Group strongly believes in the positive contribution of Horizon 2020 to the future of Europe. We have supported the European Commission (EC) in the design and evaluation of the Framework Programme (FP) for some twenty years. Our position paper aimed to contribute to future evaluations of H2020 and successive FPs. Good design and evaluation…

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