Key enabling technologies

Research Management Performance of projects in FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020

The European Commission has asked Technopolis Group in consortium with PwC Advisory to assess the research management performance of Framework Programmes projects. The project involved consultants from various Technopolis and PwC offices, and ran from January 2014 to September 2014. The consortium provided an in-depth analysis of research management performance in FP6 and FP7, as…

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Ex post Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Funding in the FP7 NMP Thematic Area

This report presents the main results of the ex post evaluation and impact assessment of the FP7 ‘Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies’ (NMP) Theme. Evaluation of programme rationale indicates that it has been successful in addressing a number of important barriers to innovation in industry. The programme was successful in attracting companies although…

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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 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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Integrated miniaturised systems

Integrated miniaturised systems are a promising field of technology. The European Commission emphasises the importance of micro- and nano-electronics for ICT and points out that micro- and nano-electronics deserve immediate policy action given the global competition and current economic crisis. DG INFSO have asked Technopolis and its partners SEOR and VDI/VDE-IT to help prepare for…

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Comparison of the influence of industry on government research funding

Agoria, the Flemish industry federation for the technology sector, asked Technopolis to assess the real influence of industry in several countries, and to compare outcomes to the situation in Flanders. The findings of the study are intensively used. We were asked to give presentations on the results to, amongst others,  the Flemish Cabinet, and to…

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Supporting Societal Dialogue on Nanotechnology in The Netherlands

The Dutch Government established the National Committee Social Dialogue Nanotechnology in order to discuss the opportunities and risks of nanotechnologies with society. Technopolis BV was leading the consortium that formed the secretariat (with Publimarket and Joost van Kasteren). Tasks of the secretariate in the period September 2009 – March 2011 included the organisation of calls…

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