Aerospace, Transport, Mobility

Technopolis Group frequently carries out evaluations and research projects on transport, mobility and logistics. Our tailored evaluations emphasise efficiency, safety, security, environmental friendliness and industrial competitiveness. Technopolis Group also intervenes at regional level by evaluating or advising regional clusters on transport issues. Our unique knowledge of pan-European transport challenges as well as the industrial and research actors and strategies give Technopolis Group an edge for European, national and regional policy makers and stakeholders.

Technopolis has developed a methodology to evaluate the direct and indirect economic and social benefits of public investment in space.

Evaluating the economic and social impacts of cycling infrastructure: considerations for an evaluation framework

This report presents the results of a study to research the options for robustly evaluating the economic and social impacts of investments in new or improved cycling infrastructure, in a mixture of different types of urban and rural areas. The report includes an overview of cross-cutting evaluation issues, the challenges associated with achieving attribution and…

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Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Transportation Programmes

Since 2010, the Swedish Energy Agency has run two parallel programmes for energy efficient transportation, one for research projects and one for technology development and implementation. The evaluation covered both programmes, and focused on quality, relevance and results achieved. A peer review of the research programme by four international experts was included.

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Ex-post evaluation of the French programme for research and innovation in advanced land transportation and mobility (PREDIT 4)

PREDIT is the cross-ministry research and innovation programme on land transports. Its fourth programming period ran between 2008 and 2012, with €400m of public investment. The evaluation by Technopolis Group focused on the strategic, operational and scientific pillars of the programme: • For the strategic pillar, the evaluation assessed the relevance of the programme’s objectives,…

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Impact evaluation of the Swedish National Space Board’s National Earth Observation Programme

The Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) runs a National Earth Observation Programme, which consists of a research part and a user’s part. The programme aims to support earth-observation research of high quality, to promote widespread use of earth-observation technologies, to strengthen collaboration between the researchers, developers and users that participate in the programme, and to…

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Interim evaluation of EU FP7 Transport Research

The interim evaluation of the FP7 Transport research aimed to contribute to the overall FP7 interim evaluation. The bulk of investigations were carried out within three sub-themes of the FP7 transport programme: aeronautics, sustainable surface transport, and cross-cutting activities.The following tools were used at the programme and sub-theme levels to produce the results in this…

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How to evaluate the direct and indirect economic and social benefits of public investment in space

Technopolis Group  designed a methodology to evaluate the direct and indirect economic and social benefits of public investment in space. The study involved identifying and reviewing methodologies (and data sources) for determining the economic and social impact of space and similar large public investments and assessing their appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency for space investments. Technopolis…

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ZE SAAB 9-3

Evaluation of two projects (co-funded by the Swedish Energy Agency) carried out by Saab Automobile to develop and build 110 electrical cars.

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Evaluation of Environmentally oriented automotive research

In 2007, the Swedish Government commissioned the Swedish Energy Agency to invest SEK245 million in environmentally oriented automotive research in the period 2007–2010. The commission entailed an investment in research, development and demonstration aiming to stimulate the automotive industry to increase its investments in environmentally friendly vehicles, renewable fuels and other supporting technologies.  Projects within…

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