News for Belgium

Margaux Le Gallou

4th June 2018

Margaux Le Gallou is specialised in European politics and institutions and has developed expertise in environmental and innovation policies. She is particularly interested in the circular economy and marine policy. She is familiar with both qualitative and quantitative methods of policy analysis, such as interviews, case studies, literature reviews, surveys and econometrics. She also works…

Final report – Summarising insights from the MoRRI project D13

24th May 2018

Monitoring the evolution and benefits of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Europe has been a three-and-a-half year-long endeavour in terms of conceptual thinking, data challenges, pragmatic solutions, critical reflections and last but not least substantial findings. The study programme started with an initial scoping of the RRI dimensions (Gender equality, Public engagement, Science literacy…

Sophie Wennegers

21st May 2018

Sophie Wennegers joined Technopolis Group as a Project and Administrative Assistant. She has developed her interpersonal and organisational skills during her travels and previous experiences. Prior to joining Technopolis Group, Sophie worked for AKKA Belgium, a consultancy firm in the engineering market. During this time, she was the general administrative contact point for 120 engineers…

Policy brief D8

26th April 2018

This policy brief reports on data collected by the MoRRI (Monitoring the evolution and benefits of Responsible Research and Innovation) project between 2014 and 2018.  

Cooperation fostering industrial symbiosis: market potential, good practice and policy actions

5th April 2018

Industrial symbiosis (IS) is a systems approach to a more sustainable and integrated industrial system, which identifies business opportunities that leverage underutilised resources (such as materials, energy, water, capacity, expertise, assets etc.) (Lombardi & Laybourn, 2012). IS involves organisations operating in different sectors of activity that engage in mutually beneficial  transactions to reuse waste and…

Technopolis Group Evaluation of the Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive (IPRED)

5th December 2017

The European Commission has published the final report of the Technopolis Group-led evaluation of the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Enforcement Directive (IPRED – Directive 2004/48/EC). Our findings and recommendations feature prominently in the EC Communication and comprehensive package of measures adopted on 29 November 2017 to improve the enforcement of IPR. Some key findings include:…

Norwegian participation in Horizon 2020 in health, ICT and industry

30th November 2017

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…

Mélanie Berthelot

5th October 2017

Mélanie is in charge of the Business Development and Framework contracts management and is based in the Brussels office of Technopolis Group.  Previously, Mélanie worked for a year in EU and Environmental Affairs at the International Road Transport Union Permanent Delegation to the EU. Thanks to her experience in crisis management, Mélanie was leading the…