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Study on the potential for reduction of animal testing

19th August 2014

Amsterdam

Technopolis Amsterdam has investigated the feasibility of a business case that was developed in 2010 by an expert group in the Netherlands. This business case comprises three scenarios that aim to reduce the number of animals used in animal testing in 2025, requiring different amounts of public investment. The study showed that the projected reduction…

Alfred Radauer to advise the European Parliament on IPR challenges

18th August 2014

On 24 September 2014 Senior Consultant Alfred Radauer and University of Cambridge Prof Lionel Bently will speak at a hearing to the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament (JURI) about the challenges facing the field of IPR and IPR legislation in the coming 5 years. Instruments to be discussed will be, among others, patents…

Explorative study on the reduction of animal testing

11th August 2014

Technopolis Group Amsterdam investigated the feasibility of three scenarios for reducing animal testing by development and practising of alternative methods by 2025. The projected reduction percentages of the two most ambitious scenarios are not feasible. The main barriers are the unavailability of alternative approaches and the international (regulatory) acceptance of alternatives. A reduction of 10-20%…

New contract with Irish government on Smart Ageing

5th August 2014

Technopolis Group has recently been awarded a contract to review the commercial opportunities associated with Smart Ageing, for the Irish government.  This complements our current evaluation of the EU’s Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Platform and our recent work for the UK government on innovation and the ageing population. Please contact Peter Varnai for further info

New study commissioned on improving education and training in the EU

30th July 2014

Technopolis Group Germany is leading a new large-scale mapping study on tools, instruments and procedures used by Member States of the European Union to improve the results of investments in education and training. In this study, commissioned by European Commission Directorate-General for Education and Culture, Technopolitans from 7 offices are involved. The main objective of…

Technopolis Group helps strengthen the Irish market-focussed research landscape

29th July 2014

Forfás, Ireland’s policy advisory board for Enterprise, Trade, Science, Technology & Innovation, has asked Technopolis Group to help strengthen the Irish market-focussed research landscape. During the next six months, Technopolis Group consultants will identify gaps and opportunities contributing to Forfás’s new research strategy. This strategy will result in a roadmap for the year 2025 and beyond. It will be…

Delving into financial engineering instruments in French regions

28th July 2014

Technopolis Group France continues to increase its expertise regarding financial engineering instruments. After recently conducting on behalf of the Ile-de-France Regional Council an ex ante study on the establishment of financial engineering instruments likely to raise ERDF funding in the 2014-2020 Operational Programme, Technopolis Group France recently won similar assignments for the Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Mayotte…

New UK Business, Innovation and Skills report: the case for public support for innovation

25th July 2014

A Technopolis Group report published this week by the UK Department of Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) presents the findings of a study to identify, describe and classify the barriers to innovation in 24 areas of economic interest. This comprehensive report covers challenge areas, enabling technologies and cross sectoral competencies and outlines the rationale for public…