Innovation systems

Verschuivende paradigma’s in het ruimtelijk economisch beleid

Het regionaal economisch beleid heeft in de afgelopen periode een tweetal paradigmashift ondergaan. De eerste verandering betreft de keuze voor sterke regio’s (pieken in de delta) in plaats van het ondersteunen van achterblijvende regio’s. De tweede verandering is het overdragen van verantwoordelijkheden in het regionaal economisch beleid naar de regio’s zelf in plaats van een…

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Report on Knowledge workers’ labour markets

On behalf of the Dutch Advisory Council for Science and Technology Policy (AWT), Derek Jan Fikkers wrote an advice about the Dutch labour market for knowledge workers and the possibilities for the Dutch government to trim demand and supply on the labour market in the future. In June 2013 the advice was be presented to…

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Latvia – Research Assessment Exercise: Summary report

This project followed up a CREST policy mix peer review exercise in Latvia, which Technopolis organised in 2009/10. It updated that report, which discusses issues and development needs in the Latvian research and innovation system. However, the largest component of this project was a research assessment exercise, covering some 150 research groups. Technopolis designed the…

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Assessment of the Basic Principles for Effective International STI Agreements

The European Commision asked Technopolis to identify optimal effectiveness of Science, Technology and Innovation Agreements with non-EU countries. We showed that many bilateral STI agreements signed by EU Member States are of limited use. However, as both the EU and Member States seek to treat scientific cooperation with third countries as an issue of common…

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ERAWATCH International 2

The overall objective of the project was to expand, update and continuously improve the international dimension of ERAWATCH so that it covers all countries with which the European Union has a Science and Technology Agreement and certain additional countries covered by the European Neighbourhood Policy. The project was divided into two phases: phase I for…

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The Wind unit implementation plan: objectives and indicators

Technopolis Group assisted the Swedish Energy Agency in their work with an activity plan for their wind unit. The analysis discussed targets and indicators for the unit, and led to a workshop discussing which targets may be most appropriate given the wind unit’s mission and resources.  The aim of the assignment was to provide the unit’s employees an…

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Impact evaluation of the Research Council of Norway’s support measures to increase participation in EU -funded research

Norway’s 2012 research bill stated that increased Norwegian participation is virtually a political necessity should Norway elect to participate in Horizon 2020. The reason is that there is a risk that the difference increases between what Norway might have to pay to participate, and the funding that Norwegian scientists and Norwegian industry together receive. The…

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Impact assessment of RCN’s support measures to increase participation in EU-funded research

Norway’s 2012 research bill stated that increased Norwegian participation was a political necessity should Norway elect to participate in Horizon 2020, due to the risk that the difference between what Norway had to pay to participate, and the funding that Norwegian scientists and Norwegian industry together received may have increased. The Research Council of Norway…

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