Science Technology & Innovation

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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Improving Norway’s Performance in the EU Framework Programme

The Research Council of Norway (RCN) commissioned Technopolis Group to conduct an impact evaluation of its two main support measures to enhance Norwegian participation in Horizon 2020, PES2020 and STIM-EU. Any organisation that may receive RCN funding is eligible for PES2020 support, but only research institutes are eligible for STIM-EU support. The evaluation concludes that…

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Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF)

The Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) is the European Commission’s newest instrument to support reforms that boost countries’ research and innovation investments, policies and systems. Launched in 2015, the PSF gives practical support to countries in designing, implementing and evaluating such reforms – whether they are EU Member States or other countries associated to…

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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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Study on open energy research databases

Technopolis Group is  lead contractor of a consortium which  is investigating opportunities and barriers for research databases in low carbon energy research for the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation). The project entails identifying promising energy research areas for sharing open data and interviewing a range of projects in these fields for their reasons for…

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Evaluation of the Technology Transfer Acceleration Companies (SATT)

The creation of the Technology Transfer Acceleration Companies (SATT), following the 2010 call for projects, is part of a desire to strengthen the exploitation of the results of public research towards the private sector, in order to improve the growth potential of the French economy. This new instrument aims to continue the momentum initiated since…

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Evaluation of Luxembourg Research Insitutes

In 1987, the country of Luxembourg established public research centres (CRPs), mainly to support applied research to meet business-sector needs. During the last decade, CRPs have increasingly focused on more strategic applied (and occasionally oriented basic) research. Recently performance agreements between the ministry in charge and the CRPs were introduced, two CRPs merged into LIST…

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Blue Bioeconomy Forum

Technopolis Group  is supporting European Commission  (DG MARE and EASME) to set up and run the Blue Bioeconomy Forum. The Forum brings together a partnership of industry, public authorities, academia, and finance in order to strengthen Europe’s competitive position in the emerging blue bioeconomy: that part of the economy that focuses on aquatic environments and…

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