News for Technopolis Group

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…

The challenge of industrial modernisation: focus on the role of regions

16th April 2019

While European institutions improve the framework for jobs, growth and innovation, tools already exist at the national and regional level to stimulate and support industrial competitiveness. The aim of strengthening European industry at the EU level must be supported by national and regional reforms. In the face of this multi-level governance, it is clear that…

How to analyse the cost of regulation to industry

16th April 2019

As part of its Better Regulation Toolbox, the European Commission coined the term Cumulative Cost Assessment as a policy analysis instrument[1]. Its purpose is to analyse the cost imposed on a specific industrial sector by a set of regulations and to identify any adverse effects on industrial competitiveness. Its methodology is based on cost quantification,…

Technopolis Group has opened an office in Abidjan

4th February 2019

Technopolis Group has opened an office in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire this January. Karine Kouacou will be the face of Technopolis Group in Africa and liaise with our locally based clients. Technopolis Group’s Africa team now comprises 3 Africa based consultants (Abidjan, Yaoundé, Abuja), a network of preferred experts across the continent and our 25 Europe based…

Technopolis Group to Evaluate 17 Swedish Strategic Innovation Programmes

11th December 2018

The Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems (Vinnova), the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas) and the Swedish Energy Agency have commissioned Technopolis Group to evaluate the 17 Strategic Innovation Programmes (SIPs) that the three agencies co-fund. The goal of the evaluation, to be undertaken along with Sweco Society AB, is…

Technopolis contribution to new Commission report on Monitoring the impact of EU Framework Programmes

30th October 2018

The European Commission has just published a new expert report on ‘Monitoring the impact of EU Framework Programmes’. The report is based on inputs from three monitoring experts, including Technopolitan Alfred Radauer who leads the “Intellectual Property & Standards” (IPS) group at Technopolis Group. The report is largely based on literature review and lessons learned…