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Evaluation of Directive 2006/42/EC on Machinery

30th September 2017

One of the main pieces of legislation governing the harmonisation of essential health and safety requirements for machinery at EU level is the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC).  This seeks to promote the free movement of machinery within the Single Market and guarantee a high level of protection for users through a system of mandatory health and…

Billy Bryan

28th September 2017

Dr Billy Bryan is a consultant at Technopolis-Group, having joined in 2017. He has experience in higher education policy with an expertise in medical and doctoral education. Billy has taken a lead role in the foundation evaluation of the Global challenges Research Fund, which has involved an in depth process evaluation where he has implemented…

Use-inspired basic research at SNSF

31st May 2017

To bridge the gap between basic and applied research, diversify what ‘basic research’ can entail, and to better integrate non-traditional research performing institutions (e.g. polytechnics) into the research funding landscape, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF/SNF/FNS) introduced the category ‘use-inspired basic research’ into its mainstream project funding in 2011. Technopolis was commissioned in 2016 to…

The role of EU funding in UK research and innovation

10th May 2017

The United Kingdom’s (UK) National Academies — the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society — commissioned Technopolis to provide an in-depth understanding of the role of EU funding within the UK research and innovation landscape. The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) will have significant implications for…

The role of EU funding for UK Educational research

28th April 2017

Technopolis was commissioned by the Royal Society and the British Academy to look at the role of EU funding for Educational research in the UK. The study explores the impacts of this funding on individuals, institutions, policy and practice, and the potential impact of a change in access to EU-funded research. It covers the period…

Vivek Seth

14th March 2017

Vivek Seth is an experienced public policy consultant having worked in policy research and consultancy for the past decade. He is particularly experienced in projects centred on technology and innovation policy, enterprise and business development, and local economic development. Previous assignments include evaluations, appraisals and economic impact assessments for a range of local, regional and…

Samuel Grange

20th February 2017

Samuel Grange is a Consultant at Technopolis Group with an interest in research evaluation and performance indicators, Higher Education policy, and biotechnology. He has applied successfully a range of methods such advanced statistical analysis, discourse analysis, surveys, case studies, desk research, and literature reviews. Prior to joining Technopolis Group, Samuel has worked for the Science…