Innovation systems

Good Practice in the Knowledge Triangle

This study collected examples of good practice from across Europe, focusing on the integration of education in the knowledge triangle (the knowledge triangle is the relationship between education, research and innovation). These good practice examples explored the perspectives of different Higher Education Institution stakeholders, including teaching staff, students, university and/or research centre management, employers, business…

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Midterm evaluation of the Service initiative of the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth

End of 2009, the BMWFJ engaged in a new funding initiative of innovative services. Instead of starting a new program, they opted for the integration of a specific focus on services in existing programs, supported by a budgetary expansion. In parallel, accompanying studies and awareness activities have been commissioned. This initiative for innovative services was…

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Norwegian motives for participation in the Framework Programme

The Norwegian Ministry for Education and Research commissioned Technopolis Group to conduct a study on motives and deterrents for Norwegian participation in the framework programme (FP), focusing on FP7 Health, ICT and Environment themes.  The study found that Norwegian stakeholders largely share both their main motives for FP participation with their counterparts elsewhere (in no…

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Evaluation of public and private research exploitation policies supporting business development, especially of SMEs and micro-firms

The study undertooke within the frame of the ERDF 2007-2013 regional operational program and the CPER (2007-2013). Those two instruments support strongly the valorisation of public and private research through financial support to valorisation organisms and R&D programmes in line with the regional strategy for innovation defined in 2009. The objective of this evaluation was…

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Norway and its EU-FP position

Norway is affiliated to the EU RTD Framework Programmes through its EEA status. In order to assess whether the EEA conditions are the best option for Norway, Technopolis was asked to provide an analysis of the costs and benefits of Norway’s affiliation and possible alternatives for its European and international research collaborations.

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European Innovation Scoreboard 2011-13

This project was designed to provide the innovation policy community with statistical and economic analyses that allow the evaluation and the characteristics and performances of national and regional innovation systems. The tasks delivered under this service contract were the continuation of activities under the previous European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) project. Within this framework, Technopolis Group…

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Screening of regulatory framework

The study, for the European Commission, developed a methodology for regulatory screening, and applied  this methodology in undertaking an innovation impact assessment of specific regulations which were identified in relation to the Water and Raw Material European Innovation Partnerships (EIP). The study developed a screening methodology linking three perspectives, namely innovation, regulation and stakeholders. The…

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International Audit of Research, Development & Innovation in the Czech Republic

The objective of the International Audit of Research, Development and Innovations in the Czech Republic was to evaluate the current R&D&I system in the Czech Republic as well as the system established by the 2008 Reform of the R&D&I in the Czech Republic, which would become fully effective in 2012. This included an evaluation of…

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