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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…

Technopolis Group welcomes Arctik, a strategic and creative communication agency

2nd January 2019

Press release,  Brussels. After years of collaboration, Technopolis Group and Arctik (Belgium), a boutique communication agency, are pleased to announce they have  joined forces. Arctik becomes a Technopolis Group company, operating as an arm’s length Technopolis Group subsidiary. Cédric Hananel, who founded Arctik, will continue to lead his team, based in Brussels, Belgium. “We are particularly…

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…

Conference announcement: Brussels, 3-4 July 2018 Creating value together: towards business partnerships between social economy enterprises and traditional businesses

30th April 2018

Social economy enterprises and traditional, for-profit enterprises collaborate in many ways. Together, they can co-create value for both partners and become a real source of jobs and social inclusion in Europe. For further details on the conference including the latest agenda,  location, logistics and registration. 

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: Technopolis Group study on the potential for increased Norwegian participation in EU research in health, ICT and industry

7th February 2018

Since joining the EU Framework Programmes (FPs) as an associated country in 1994, Norway has been committed to making the most of its association. The government has set the goal of winning back 2% of the competitive funds available in the Horizon 2020 (H2020) programme. Technopolis Group recently completed work on a report for the…

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…