Long-term objectives of Finnish research and innovation policy. One objective of the current government is to improve the quality and effectiveness of research and innovation. This study examines what kinds of benefits have been obtained from EU Framework Programmes and how Finnish participation can be further supported.
Overall, the FP provides clear added value for Finnish participants, and they are generally very satisfied with their experience and the results of participation. The projects have contributed to generating new knowledge, skills, international networks and technology development.
Finland’s share of the total funding drawdown is larger than the calculated share of payments towards the FP, but the challenge is that Finnish proposal acceptance rate is relatively weak compared to other Northern European small advanced economies. The evaluation proposes:
- A clear national RDI strategy towards the EU and FPs
- Analysis of the root cause of low application success rate
- Strengthening the support measures for FP participation
- Leverage best practices in FP application and participation
Hartree Centre Phase 1&2 Baseline Evaluation
The STFC commissioned Technopolis Group to undertake a baseline evaluation of the Hartree Centre; a high performance computing and data analytics research facility that seeks to transform the competitiveness of UK industry, by accelerating the adoption of data-centric computing, big data and cognitive technologies. The aims of the project were: To measure and demonstrate the…View report
Norwegian participation in Horizon 2020 in health, ICT and industry
The Research Council of Norway (RCN) commissioned Technopolis Group to conduct a study on the possibilities to increase participation in Horizon 2020, but also in relation to other European Research Area activities and future Framework Programmes. The assignment was to focus on the three topic areas of health, Information and Communications Technology, and industry. The…View report