Agro-food

Evaluation of CTA’s ST&I Programme (2010-2014)

This report presents the results of the evaluation of the Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) Programme of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), Wageningen, The Netherlands. Technopolis Group evaluated the ST&I Programme in its entirety in response to changing target groups reflected in the priority areas set out in the current CTA Strategy Plan (20011…

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Evaluation of the Dutch Innovation Programme on Food and Nutrition

In the 2005 the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs introduced the ‘key area approach’ for innovation programmes in prioritised areas in the Dutch economy. In 2006 the Innovation Programme Food & Nutrition (IPFN) was established in the ‘key area’ Flowers & Food. Following an interactive approach, IPFN was developed bottom-up by Dutch multinationals, SMEs and…

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Support for implementing and management of the FP7 European projects

The technical assistance assignment entrusted to Technopolis included three services: Design the Guadeloupe Region’s  CORDIS page (FP7) website, with the  goal of showcasing the region’s strengths in research and HE; Design, write and disseminate a European Research Funding Watch bulletin for Guadeloupe; Support Guadeloupe’s Project Lead Partners to set up their research project and submit…

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Microalgae-based products for the food and feed sector: an outlook for Europe

The European Union has recently adopted an ambitious strategy for developing the Bioeconomy in Europe, in this context algae represents an emerging biological resource of great importance for its potential applications in different fields. In particular, micro-algae are currently promoted as a new source of valuable nutrients for human and animal consumption. Technopolis – together…

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Evaluation of the Mixed Technology Networks (Réseaux Mixtes Technologiques, RMT)

The overall objective of this evaluation was to “contribute to the on-going reflection in view of improving the public policies supporting research in this field implemented by the Ministry in charge of agriculture, and making them more lasting and durable” by analysing the relevance, the efficiency and efficacy of the Mixed Technology Networks scheme, as…

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Mid-term evaluation of French Guiana’s Rural Development Programme

In coonsortium with Epices consultants, Technopolis carried ou the mid-term evaluation of Guyane’s rural development programme (RDP) funded under the EARDF Axis 4 (LEADER). The overall objective is to understand the implications of Axis 4 implementation and suggestion improvements for the management of the second half of the programming period. In addition to ‘standard’ analysis…

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Study on measuring the multiplier effect of NGI investments

The Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI) was founded in January 2002, with a view to advancing the performance and application of genomics research in the Netherlands. NGI aims to promote both the performance of genomics research in the Netherlands and its application by developing an excellent research infrastructure consisting of leading Dutch research groups in the…

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Situation analysis of Brittany’s research and experimentation programmes in agriculture

The study aimed to provide a panorama of research programmes, experimental initiatives and stakeholders in the field of agriculture (including horticulture, animal husbandry and organic farming) in Brittany.  The Regional council of Brittany spends about €1.6m per year in the five programmes which are implemented in stations run by various private actors (chambers of agriculture,…

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