Innovation systems

The Swedish Energy Agency’s processes for co-funding large demonstration projects

The Swedish government instructed the Swedish Energy Agency to evaluate its processes for co-funding large demonstration projects. In essence, Technopolis Group’s study was tasked with compiling stakeholder experiences and lessons learned as a basis for formulating a recommendation as to how the Agency could improve its processes for future demonstration projects.

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Analysis of potential synergies fostered by The European Institute of Technology in the European innovation landscape

This study built on the publication “EIT Catalysing Innovation in the Knoweldge Triangle” and identified potential synergies between the work of the EIT and that of the wider European Innovation landscape. It involved a strategic analysis of existing EU, national and regional initiatives with a particular focus on horizon 2020 and the identification of spill…

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Assessment of 2007-2013 Ile-de-France Regional Innovation Strategy and definition of its smart specialisation for 2014-2020

Innovation was given an increased weight at EU level in the 2007-2013 programming period. This focus is reinforced for 2014-2020. The National policies developed the last 10 years (Investments for the Future, competitiveness cluster policy) is also geared toward a growing support to innovation. • Assess the outputs of RSI actions co-financed through the ERDF…

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Definition of the regional research, innovation and higher education strategy for 2014-2020 in Pays-de-la-Loire

The missions objectives were the following: • A shared analysis of the thematic framework: the aim was to assists local actors gathered in thematic commissions (CCRRDT) in the achievement of this analysis; • A global evaluation of the 2007-2013 regional research scheme and its implementation. The evaluation included an ex-post analysis of missing strategic orientations,…

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Evaluation of Swedish National Research Programmes for the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Technology Industries

The Swedish national research programmes for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology industries, SAMBIO and SAMPOST, had their origins in the national innovation strategy ‘Innovative Sweden’ from 2004 and the subsequent national sectoral strategy Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Medical Technology from 2005. The aim of this evaluation by Technopolis Group was to assess whether the programmes’…

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ERAWATCH research inventory

This assignment continued the production and updating of both the ERAWATCH Research Inventory and Annual ERAWATCH Analytical Country Reports, which assessed the progress made by the Member States in the implementation of the Lisbon Strategy, in particular with regard to private and public R&D investment and on the contribution to the realisation of the European…

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Leveraging the Innovation Ecosystem for Business Advantage: a cross-border study

The aim of the study was to identify the characteristics, opportunities and barriers to a well connected innovation ecosystem covering Ireland and Northern Ireland. The study surveyed more than 1,200 businesses to establish how and where they access external forms of knowledge, how they develop their internal innovation capabilities and how well local and cross-border…

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Impact evaluation of the Swedish National Space Board’s National Earth Observation Programme

The Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) runs a National Earth Observation Programme, which consists of a research part and a user’s part. The programme aims to support earth-observation research of high quality, to promote widespread use of earth-observation technologies, to strengthen collaboration between the researchers, developers and users that participate in the programme, and to…

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