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New Technopolis Group report on evaluation, innovation and social challenges

4th October 2018

How should we evaluate complex programmes for innovation and socio-technical transitions? A new Technopolis Group report for the Swedish Agency for Growth Analysis answers this key question. Programmes addressing socio-technical transitions (for example, to tackle major societal challenges) are often ineffective because they fail to link transition management to governance. The new Technopolis Group report…

Improving Norway’s Performance in the EU Framework Programme

1st October 2018

The Research Council of Norway (RCN) commissioned Technopolis Group to conduct an impact evaluation of its two main support measures to enhance Norwegian participation in Horizon 2020, PES2020 and STIM-EU. Any organisation that may receive RCN funding is eligible for PES2020 support, but only research institutes are eligible for STIM-EU support. The evaluation concludes that…

Conference announcement: Brussels, 3-4 July 2018 Creating value together: towards business partnerships between social economy enterprises and traditional businesses

30th April 2018

Social economy enterprises and traditional, for-profit enterprises collaborate in many ways. Together, they can co-create value for both partners and become a real source of jobs and social inclusion in Europe. For further details on the conference including the latest agenda,  location, logistics and registration. 

Game changing technologies: Exploring the impact on production processes and work

5th April 2018

Eurofound, the European Foundation for the improvement of Living and Working Conditions, manages a research program on the Future of Manufacturing in Europe (FOME). Technopolis Group was selected to explore how five game-changing technologies will change the production process, jobs, skills and working conditions in manufacturing industries. A literature review and interviews with thought leaders,…

Evaluation of the impact of the European Union’s Research Funding for Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases: Lessons from EU research funding (1998-2013)

1st March 2018

Poverty-related and neglected diseases (PRNDs) carry a high burden of morbidity and mortality in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Yet, there remains a large unmet need for effective, affordable and safe approaches to combat these diseases. Much of the underpinning research in this field has been carried out by the public sector, with funding provided…

New report: Study of challenge-driven research programmes for Sweden

1st February 2018

National research programmes that focus on grand societal challenges are a relatively new phenomenon. Technopolis Group recently completed work on a report for the Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis (Tillväxtanalys) using international case studies to provide insights and conclusions on the design of such programmes. In general, such challenge-driven research programmes are funded over a…