ICT & Media

How can the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation increase the economic and societal impact of RDI funding in Finland?

Long-term objectives of Finnish research and innovation policy. One objective of the current government is to improve the quality and effectiveness of research and innovation. This study examines what kinds of benefits have been obtained from EU Framework Programmes and how Finnish participation can be further supported. Overall, the FP provides clear added value for…

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Norwegian participation in Horizon 2020 in health, ICT and industry

The Research Council of Norway (RCN) commissioned Technopolis Group to conduct a study on the possibilities to increase participation in Horizon 2020, but also in relation to other European Research Area activities and future Framework Programmes. The assignment was to focus on the three topic areas of health, Information and Communications Technology, and industry. The…

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Universities of Applied Science and Smart Cities: Opportunities in European Programmes

Dutch universities of applied science (UAS) are intensifying their research activities. Smart cities is a priority theme because it matches the strengths of UAS. First, smart cities require applied research and real-life pilots, in specific regional and local settings. Second, smart cities research needs engagement of citizens, SMEs, public sector organizations (health, education, etc.) and…

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Evaluation of the Fulbright Norway subsidy scheme

The Norwegian Fulbright scholarship programme was evaluated by NIFU, contracted by the Norwegian Ministry of Education (Kunnskapsdepartementet, KD). Technopolis Group (Göran Melin) was asked to provide reflections and comparisons with the Swedish Fulbright programme.

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Benchmarking Safer Internet policies in the EU Member States

In the last decade, the rapid developments in the field of Internet, and Digital Media in general, have been creating important opportunities, both from an economic and social perspective. They have created also new challenges, in particular for the protection of a particularly vulnerable group in our society: the minors. Changes in the minors’ use…

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Evaluation of Pertinence and Impact of Research Infrastructure Activity in FP7 – EPIRIA

This study analysed the relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the Research Infrastructures (RI) component of the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), assessed its European Added Value, and suggested options for future Community RI actions. The FP7 RI programme has made a significant step forward in the efficiency and effectiveness of its support to the…

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Assessment of 2007-2013 Ile-de-France Regional Innovation Strategy and definition of its smart specialisation for 2014-2020

Innovation was given an increased weight at EU level in the 2007-2013 programming period. This focus is reinforced for 2014-2020. The National policies developed the last 10 years (Investments for the Future, competitiveness cluster policy) is also geared toward a growing support to innovation. • Assess the outputs of RSI actions co-financed through the ERDF…

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Study on the creation of innovation poles (‘technopoles’) in Congo

There was a need to identify a digital ecosystem for the country, and to define the operational ways to boost the economic activity, create the high-level value-added training conditions, facilitate the relationship between research, higher education and the economy… In this new regional environment, the innovation centre (or competitiveness cluster) will become the focus point…

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