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Evaluation of the impact of the European Union’s Research Funding for Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases: Lessons from EU research funding (1998-2013)

1st March 2018

Poverty-related and neglected diseases (PRNDs) carry a high burden of morbidity and mortality in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Yet, there remains a large unmet need for effective, affordable and safe approaches to combat these diseases. Much of the underpinning research in this field has been carried out by the public sector, with funding provided…

New report: Study of challenge-driven research programmes for Sweden

1st February 2018

National research programmes that focus on grand societal challenges are a relatively new phenomenon. Technopolis Group recently completed work on a report for the Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis (Tillväxtanalys) using international case studies to provide insights and conclusions on the design of such programmes. In general, such challenge-driven research programmes are funded over a…

OECD national innovation systems review of Kuwait

26th January 2018

Erik Arnold is a member of the OECD team doing a national innovation systems review of Kuwait. This is the first time the OECD has done such a study in the Middle East.  The team was in Kuwait City 23-25 January to kick the project off and meet key stakeholders in Kuwait. The picture is…

Mid-term review of the EPRS 7th Environmental Action Programme

12th January 2018

Technopolis Group, in collaboration with Trinomics, supported the European Parliament, EPRS – European Parliamentary Research Service in its mid-term review of the 7th Environmental Action Programme. The 7th Environment Action Programme (7th EAP) is the long term overarching strategy of the EU and its Member States in the field of environment and climate change. It…

Technopolis Group evaluated all 10 Federal Scientific Institutes in Belgium

9th January 2018

At the end of 2017, Technopolis Group completed the evaluations of all ten Federal Scientific Institutes (FSIs) in Belgium. The first of these evaluations started already in 2014, with the evaluations of the Royal Museum for Central Africa and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. Unlike most competences in the field of science policy…

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:…

Technopolis Group assesses impact of European Social Survey

28th November 2017

A new Technopolis Group report assesses the academic, non-academic and teaching impact achieved through the European Social Survey (ESS-ERIC), which has been conducting a pan-European survey every two years since 2001. The survey measures the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of diverse populations in more than 30 nations, based on face-to-face interviews with cross-sectional samples….