Policy study

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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Landscape Review of Interdisciplinary Research in the UK

Over the last decade, the desire to address complex societal problems, achieve impact, and create value from working across disciplines has led to an increased emphasis on interdisciplinary research (IDR) among researchers, funders, and higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK. Simultaneously, there has been concern over the presence (or perception) of barriers against IDR…

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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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R&D Attraction Networks-A report on stakeholder co-operation and STI diplomacy to attract investments in R&D

This report, conducted by Technopolis Group, addressed some of the location factors behind R&D and describes some of the instruments and policies that can be used to attract further investment in the area. It focussed on the situation in the Netherlands, and then examined the R&D attraction framework for five countries, namely: Canada, Germany, Denmark,…

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