Evaluation

Barriers and opportunities for Norwegian participation in the European Research Council (ERC)

This report presents the findings of a study on barriers and opportunities for Norwegian participation in European Research Council (ERC) grant funding, carried out by Technopolis Group between August 2018 and February 2019. The ERC provides large and prestigious single investigator grants for basic research funding in Europe. Norway has accounts for around 1.5% of…

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Hartree Centre Phase 1&2 Baseline Evaluation

The STFC commissioned Technopolis Group to undertake a baseline evaluation of the Hartree Centre; a high performance computing and data analytics research facility that seeks to transform the competitiveness of UK industry, by accelerating the adoption of data-centric computing, big data and cognitive technologies. The aims of the project were: To measure and demonstrate the…

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Improving Norway’s Performance in the EU Framework Programme

The Research Council of Norway (RCN) commissioned Technopolis Group to conduct an impact evaluation of its two main support measures to enhance Norwegian participation in Horizon 2020, PES2020 and STIM-EU. Any organisation that may receive RCN funding is eligible for PES2020 support, but only research institutes are eligible for STIM-EU support. The evaluation concludes that…

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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 Luxembourg 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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Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) on the evaluation of business R&D grant schemes under the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility

The aim of the Mutual Learning Exercise on Evaluation of business R&D grant schemes is to support participating Member States in designing, implementing and evaluating different policy instruments in relation to the following topics:  Big data and the next generation of evaluation techniques   Capturing behavioural change  Quality standards and comparative data in innovation policy evaluation  …

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Impact evaluation of National Research Programmes 59, 60 and 61

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) has published the impact evaluation of National Research Programmes (NRPs), the SNF’s instrument to fund solution-oriented interdisciplinary research on a range of social, political and economic challenges. The study considered the NRP instrument more broadly, but focused in particular on three NRPs: NRP 59: Benefits and Risks of the…

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Strategic Evaluation of the 5 % Initiative

Second greatest contributor to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, France has dedicated 5 % (ie. €18m per year) of its contribution to provide technical assistance to the Countries eligible to the Global Fund over the period 2011-2016 to support their access to and the implementation of the Global Fund grants. The…

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