Innovation systems

Evaluation of the Programme “COIN Cooperation & Innovation”

The COIN Cooperation & Innovation programme is a joint initiative of two Austrian federal ministries: that of transport, innovation and technology (BMVIT) and that of economy, family and youth (BMWFJ). Running two programme lines – Aufbau (development) and Kooperation und Netzwerke (cooperation and networks), it is the result of a merger in 2008 of five…

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Evaluation of Environmentally oriented automotive research

In 2007, the Swedish Government commissioned the Swedish Energy Agency to invest SEK245 million in environmentally oriented automotive research in the period 2007–2010. The commission entailed an investment in research, development and demonstration aiming to stimulate the automotive industry to increase its investments in environmentally friendly vehicles, renewable fuels and other supporting technologies.  Projects within…

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Comparison of the influence of industry on government research funding

Agoria, the Flemish industry federation for the technology sector, asked Technopolis to assess the real influence of industry in several countries, and to compare outcomes to the situation in Flanders. The findings of the study are intensively used. We were asked to give presentations on the results to, amongst others,  the Flemish Cabinet, and to…

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Evaluation of the InMotion programme

In 2009, the Swedish region of Västra Götaland initiated the InMotion programme focusing on environment, energy and sustainable transport. The programme was intended to strengthen the competitiveness of the automotive and transport industries in Västra Götaland, which had been hit hard by the economic crisis in 2008-2009. The programme was gradually expanded to also focus…

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Assessment of the impact of the Regions of Knowledge programme

This study looked at the results of the Regions of Knowledge (RoK) programme’s implementation until the start of 2010, identifying the added value and achievements as well as areas for improvement, in relation to the following four key programme objectives: To foster regional growth and competitiveness To enhance the regional investment in research and innovation and…

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Vertical Wind AB strategy audit

Vertical Wind AB is a research company that develops and manufactures vertical axis wind turbines where the generator is direct-driven and placed at ground level. The project consisted of a quick scan to determine whether Vertical Wind AB had developed an adequate strategy to realise their objectives and if they were well equipped to implement this…

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Evaluation of the Swedish Energy Agency’s funding of RTO Innventia

Technopolis Group evaluated the Swedish Energy Agency’s funding of the research institute Innventia (Stockholm), with emphasis on the period 2009–2011. The evaluation encompassed six project clusters and four individual projects that all entailed R&D within the pulp and paper domain. In this context, cluster refers to a set of coherent three-year projects within a common…

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Study on the Impact of European RTO’s

This study provided an empirically based assessment of the socioeconomic impacts of European RTOs that was both quantitative as well as qualitative. It was intended to serve as a basis for discussion with the European Commission, Parliament, Member States and others.

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