Policy study

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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The Latvian Research Funding System

This report reviews Latvia’s existing funding allocation systems and processes and proposes improvements based on best practice, including an overall institutional/organisational structure for managing the funding system, tailored to the specificities of the Latvian situation. The study was carried out by a panel of experts, under the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility, based on document…

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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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Evidence on mechanisms and tools for use of health information for decision-making

The World Health Assembly in 2005 urged Member States to establish or strengthen knowledge transfer mechanisms to support evidence-informed health policies and health care delivery. The European Health Information Initiative was set up to strengthen the use of evidence, information and research for policy-making in the WHO European Region. While good-quality health information is a key component for…

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Increased coherence and openness of European Union research and innovation partnerships

There are many research and partnership programmes funded under EU budget, all having different target groups, tools and aims. The aim of the study was to (1) analyse the use of partnership instruments in the Framework Programme (with main focus on H2020) and (2) give orientations for future use of partnering concept and instruments in…

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Knowledge Triangle Activities in the Nordic Countries

The Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) wanted a status overview of ongoing or recently undertaken activities with reference to the concept of The Knowledge Triangle, in the Nordic countries. Future strategies for such activities was covered as well. The overview contained a comparative analysis on national level. The overview was made through document studies, desk…

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International Comparison of Energy Transitions

Technopolis Group studied the energy transitions of Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France and the United Kingdom on behalf of the Dutch Topsector Energy. The focus on institutional factors in this study emphasised the fact that the foreign policy success of historical choices and cultural aspects in one country could not be replicated in another.  The country studies…

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Case Study Review of Interdisciplinary Research in Higher Education Institutions in England

Over the last decade, there has been increased engagement, investment and interventions designed to grow, support and embed interdisciplinary research (IDR) in higher education institutions (HEIs) in England. In this study, we considered the cases of 10 HEIs in England that take a variety of approaches to grow, sustain and embed IDR. The sample included…

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