Strategic support & consultancy

Support to EU-India Innovation cooperation

This project focus on strengthening cooperation between European and Indian start-up ecosystems and reinforcing European presence in India in the area of innovation.  The project has two separate initiatives. The first activity under this project aims at connecting incubators, including coaches and mentors, and start-ups. Connecting coaches and mentors will allow connecting incubators which will…

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Supporting the WATIFY Campaign

WATIFY is an awareness-raising campaign funded by the EU Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (COSME) (2014 – 2020 and managed by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) of the European Commission.   A core objective of the WATIFY campaign is to stimulate the digital transformation of European…

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How should we evaluate complex programmes for innovation and socio-technical transitions?

Programmes addressing socio-technical transitions (for example, to tackle major societal challenges) are often ineffective because they fail to link transition management to governance. Our report argues that we need evaluations that not only support learning by transition managers but also create accountability to society to make such transitions effective.

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Support to the generation of a Research and Innovation Funding Service

The newly formed UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) aims to have the best research and innovation funding service in the world. To assist in this mission, Technopolis Group assembled a panel of internal and external senior experts to provide a comparative perspective from several other research and/or innovation funders across Europe, to highlight best practice…

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Connecting Science and Society: NWO strategy 2019-2022

NWO, the Dutch Research Council, wanted to develop a new strategy for the coming years. An internal project team was responsible for this and was supported by Technopolis Group and subcontractor Organisatievragen. The support included the (co-) design of the strategy formulation process, organisation of internal and external stakeholder interaction and support in drafting the…

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Feasibility study of a Blue Economy Cluster in La Réunion Island

The Reunion Island is located in the Indian Ocean in between Madagascar and Mauritius. The Regional Council regional economic strategy aims to support the creation of a business and innovation driven cluster in the Blue Economy sector by strengthening the collaboration between the local SMEs and the research and higher education institutions, and by exporting…

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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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Paris Region, Strategic services for the design of the Regional Economic, Innovation and Internationalisation Development Plan 2017/2021

Technopolis Group  provided strategic advice and technical assistance services to the Paris Region for organising the stakeholders’ consultation and for designing the new economic development strategy for 2017/2021.  The strategy encompasses the priorities of Paris Region for start-ups creation and SMEs growth, innovation, particularly in the industry sector, and FDI attractiveness in Paris Region. It…

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