Science Technology & Innovation

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 Luxemberg 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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European Resource Efficiency Knowledge Centre (EREK)

The objective of the European Resource Efficiency Knowledge Centre (EREK) (EASME) is to become a reference point for companies and resource efficiency intermediaries on the latest state-of-the-art in the domain and thus to raise the awareness of SMEs for the savings potential that lies in switching to more resource efficient business models. Thanks to the…

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Effects of supplementary protection mechanisms for pharmaceutical products

To stimulate the development of new medicines, various forms of ‘supplementary protections’ exist that give companies extended monopoly rights. This includes: Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs), which prolong the patent protection for medicinal products by up to five years; paediatric extensions to SPCs; regulatory protection in the form of data and market exclusivity; as well as…

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Final report – Summarising insights from the MoRRI project D13

Monitoring the evolution and benefits of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Europe has been a three-and-a-half year-long endeavour in terms of conceptual thinking, data challenges, pragmatic solutions, critical reflections and last but not least substantial findings. The study programme started with an initial scoping of the RRI dimensions (Gender equality, Public engagement, Science literacy…

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