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International Landscape Study of Research and Innovation Systems

1st July 2019

This report presents the findings of the International Landscape Study of Research and Innovation Systems, commissioned by Research England and carried out by Technopolis. We have studied the institutional assessment and funding systems for research-performing organisations in 20 research-active countries, with three headline study questions: what research assessment mechanisms are being used? What are the…

Technopolis Group completes evaluation of Business Finland programmes for co-creation and innovative procurement

20th June 2019

Technopolis Group Baltics recently completed evaluation of three Business Finland programmes (Witty city, Smart procurement, Built environment) focusing on co-creation and innovative procurement. Evaluation provided information on what results each of the programmes have created, how well have the objectives set for the programmes been achieved, what impacts they have had, and how relevant, efficient…

Bold policy actions to tackle some of the biggest European industry competitiveness challenges

18th April 2019

European industry is being tested by increased global competition, weaknesses in industrial structures and problems accessing raw materials. Threats also arise from changing consumer demand, an ageing population, climate change, and on a short-term tension in the world trade system.  Europe’s long-standing challenge to close the productivity gap, especially with the US in areas such…

Fix Europe’s Digital Mentality Gap!

16th April 2019

There is an enormous gap between those EU companies which keep up to date with digital innovation and those which don’t. Fortunately, there is a solution to this economic challenge: digital skills training. The EU’s labour market has been seriously impacted by the digital revolution. Replacement of labour by technologies, creation of new types of…

Smart use of data is transforming industry

16th April 2019

Policy-makers and analysts are increasingly interested in “big data” (and “open data”) as they can give valuable insights into industrial trends. The capacity to process and understand these trends can be transformative. The real potential of big data comes from the traceability of behaviour — the online interaction of web users (individuals, groups, organisations); for…

European industrial policy – let’s choose our way based on European values

16th April 2019

European industry is being tested by increased global competition, weaknesses in industrial structures and problems accessing raw materials These require bold action. Threats also arise from changing consumer demand, an ageing population and a shortage of digital skills.  Europe’s long-standing challenge to close the productivity gap, especially with the US in areas such as ICT…

Enabling the circular economy

16th April 2019

Our ever-increasing production and consumption are hitting ecological and resource limits. Our economic model needs a radical re-think. Greening Europe’s industry will require a change of consciousness. New technologies and “circular economy” practices can help us do this, but first, we need to change our lifestyles and our perceptions of what is a ‘good’ goal…