Innovation systems

International Landscape Study of Research and Innovation Systems

This report presents the findings of the International Landscape Study of Research and Innovation Systems, commissioned by Research England and carried out by Technopolis. We have studied the institutional assessment and funding systems for research-performing organisations in 20 research-active countries, with three headline study questions: what research assessment mechanisms are being used? What are the…

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Innovatives Wien 2020 Evaluierung

The strategy “Innovative Vienna 2020” (IW2020) is the second innovation strategy of the city of Vienna. It was drawn up in the years 2014-2015 and defines three goals: Innovation Goal 1 – Vienna as a City of Opportunities: Vienna creates optimal conditions for developing the innovation potential in the metropolitan region. Innovation Goal 2 –…

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How should we evaluate complex programmes for innovation and socio-technical transitions?

Programmes addressing socio-technical transitions (for example, to tackle major societal challenges) are often ineffective because they fail to link transition management to governance. Our report argues that we need evaluations that not only support learning by transition managers but also create accountability to society to make such transitions effective.

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How can the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation increase the economic and societal impact of RDI funding in Finland?

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…

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The Latvian Research Funding System

This report reviews Latvia’s existing funding allocation systems and processes and proposes improvements based on best practice, including an overall institutional/organisational structure for managing the funding system, tailored to the specificities of the Latvian situation. The study was carried out by a panel of experts, under the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility, based on document…

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Evaluation of Directive 2006/42/EC on Machinery

One of the main pieces of legislation governing the harmonisation of essential health and safety requirements for machinery at EU level is the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC).  This seeks to promote the free movement of machinery within the Single Market and guarantee a high level of protection for users through a system of mandatory health and…

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Universities of Applied Science and Smart Cities: Opportunities in European Programmes

Dutch universities of applied science (UAS) are intensifying their research activities. Smart cities is a priority theme because it matches the strengths of UAS. First, smart cities require applied research and real-life pilots, in specific regional and local settings. Second, smart cities research needs engagement of citizens, SMEs, public sector organizations (health, education, etc.) and…

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Unblocking technology and knowledge commercialisation in Peru

CONCYTEC, Peru’s government agency on science and innovation, needs to define the best policy solution to promote economic benefits from research. This includes commercialisation of knowledge and technology, and sets the challenge of collaborative work between universities (that produce knowledge and research) with the private sector. This is an issue that countries like Chile and…

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