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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…

New Technopolis Group report on evaluation, innovation and social challenges

4th October 2018

How should we evaluate complex programmes for innovation and socio-technical transitions? A new Technopolis Group report for the Swedish Agency for Growth Analysis answers this key question. Programmes addressing socio-technical transitions (for example, to tackle major societal challenges) are often ineffective because they fail to link transition management to governance. The new Technopolis Group report…

UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills publishes new Technopolis comparative study on appraisal and evaluation approaches for research infrastructures

23rd August 2018

Technopolis Group has recently completed an international comparative study on appraisal and evaluation of capital spending on research infrastructures (RI). Building on Technopolis’ large track of studies on RI and our broad geographical network, we analysed approaches in 14 countries: from Germany and Sweden to Australia, Canada and the USA. The case studies serve as…

A new typology of research impact: Technopolis evaluates the Swiss National Research Programmes

24th July 2018

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) has published the impact evaluation of National Research Programmes (NRPs), the SNF’s instrument to fund solution-oriented interdisciplinary research on a range of social, political and economic challenges. The study considered the NRP instrument more broadly, but focused in particular on three NRPs: NRP 59: Benefits and Risks of the…

More years = better lives?

29th June 2018

Technopolis Group evaluates the impact and reach of the Joint Programming Initiative “More Years, Better Lives” (JPI MYBL) The Technopolis Group was commissioned to carry out an evaluation of the JPI MYBL’s impact and reach over the 2015 – 2018 period.  Demographic change and an ageing society is a key challenge facing Europe and other…

Technopolis Group opens London office

6th June 2018

We are delighted to announce that Technopolis Group has opened an office in London. This will place us closer to several of our major clients for our UK based business and provide a base to support the recent expansion in our portfolio of services from our British business. For further queries, please contact Cristina Rosemberg…

New report: Finnish participation in EU research in Health, Wellbeing, Cleantech, Bio-economy, Circular Economy and Digitalisation

5th March 2018

The Finnish government aims to improve the quality and effectiveness of research, development and innovation (RDI), but competition for domestic funding has increased. Therefore, the Research and Innovation Council – an advisory body to the government – set the objective of Finnish participants collectively increasing the funding they received in Horizon 2020 by 50% compared…