Strategic support & consultancy

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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The impact of collaboration: the value of UK medical research to EU science and health

The UK has a strong medical research community; the country’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) can therefore be expected to have implications not only for the UK, but also for EU science and health. To better understand the UK’s contribution to medical research and patient health in the EU, a new study was commissioned…

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Support study for the ex-post evaluation and ex-ante impact analysis of the IPR enforcement Directive (IPRED)

The study aims to provide “Support for an ex-post evaluation of Directive 2004/48/EC [IPRED] and for an Impact Assessment in view of legislative proposals modernising the enforcement of IPR”. IPRED has been implemented between 2005-2009. A first, early evaluation (2011) could not establish significant impacts. Given the changes – in particular in the digital environment…

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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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Qualitative impact of the Energy Agreement on employment

Technopolis Group has tracked the influence of the Energy Agreement on the nature of employment in the Netherlands on behalf of Topsector Energy. The project mapped the developments and implications of energy for Topsector Energy’s work in the next 5-10 years, with subsequent analysis of related sectors to follow. The following analysis was structured into…

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Unblocking technology and knowledge commercialisation in Peru

CONCYTEC, Peru’s government agency on science and innovation, needs to define the best policy solution to promote economic benefits from research. This includes commercialisation of knowledge and technology, and sets the challenge of collaborative work between universities (that produce knowledge and research) with the private sector. This is an issue that countries like Chile and…

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Assessment of the demand for a federal web-based Open Innovation platform for SMEs, public research organisations and universities as well as independent inventors in Germany

Open Innovation (OI) is a new paradigm for collaborative innovation projects. With the advent of advanced internet technologies there are novel technological opportunities to create web-based platforms that facilitate such collaboration – e.g., crowd-sourcing platforms, ideation platforms or platforms that help find partners for the commercialisation of IP. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs…

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Enhancing the intellectual property activities in the firm base in Ireland

The report sets out the key findings and recommendations from a study into intellectual property activity, intellectual property strategies, and barriers to engaging in intellectual property for firms in Ireland, and will serve as a key input for the development of a new national Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation.

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