Evaluation

Interim evaluation of the Rational Pharmacotherapy (GGG-) Programme

In the quest to improve healthcare, new and innovative medicines garner a lot of attention, but making better use of existing medicines is just as important. This can, for instance, mean understanding better which patients benefit from a particular treatment or tackling problems with adherence to medication. This field is known as rational pharmacotherapy. In…

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Evaluation of Directive 2006/42/EC on Machinery

One of the main pieces of legislation governing the harmonisation of essential health and safety requirements for machinery at EU level is the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC).  This seeks to promote the free movement of machinery within the Single Market and guarantee a high level of protection for users through a system of mandatory health and…

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Use-inspired basic research at SNSF

To bridge the gap between basic and applied research, diversify what ‘basic research’ can entail, and to better integrate non-traditional research performing institutions (e.g. polytechnics) into the research funding landscape, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF/SNF/FNS) introduced the category ‘use-inspired basic research’ into its mainstream project funding in 2011. Technopolis was commissioned in 2016 to…

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Evaluation of the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship programme

The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship adresses researchers from abroad who can be nominated for this international award if they are world leaders in their field and are expected to continue producing academic results that will sustainably shape Germany’s international competitiveness as a research location as a consequence of the award. The award funds, usually totalling…

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Technopolis Group Position Paper on Horizon 2020

Technopolis Group strongly believes in the positive contribution of Horizon 2020 to the future of Europe. We have supported the European Commission (EC) in the design and evaluation of the Framework Programme (FP) for some twenty years. Our position paper aimed to contribute to future evaluations of H2020 and successive FPs. Good design and evaluation…

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Evaluation of Hightech Gründerfonds

The Hightech Gründerfonds (HTGF) came to being in 2005. Its purpose was to open up access to venture capital for German start up companies. In this evaluation Technopolis Group’s task was to analyse the impact of the HTGF on its initial objectives. The evaluation showed that HTGF has gained a strong position in the German seed financing market. The…

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Evaluation of the ESRC Transformative Research Scheme

Technopolis was commissioned by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to evaluate its Transformative Research scheme: a scheme that uses novel assessment methods (anonymous two-page applications, followed by a presentation to reviewers and fellow applicants) to identify and fund research projects that present particularly innovative new methods, perspectives or interdisciplinary approaches. High-risk projects…

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Regulatory barriers for the circular economy

Circular Economy is defined as an economy “where the value of products, materials and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as possible, and the generation of waste minimised”. In its ‘Circular Economy Package’ of December 2015, the EC wants “to help European businesses and consumers to make the transition to a stronger…

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