BrusselsTechnopolis Group Belgium
Avenue de Tervuren 188A
F: +32 2 737 74 49
Agis EvrigenisAgis Evrigenis
Enterprise/VAT No: BE 0866397763
The Technopolis Group Brussels office opened up shop in 2004 and has consistently expanded in expertise and volume of turnover ever since. Our growing team is made up of more than 10 nationalities (able to converse in over 15 languages). Each team member brings specialisations in a variety of social or hard science disciplines, such as economics, environmental sciences, development studies and communications.
We provide comparative policy research, policy design and evaluation and monitoring services to the European institutions, as well as regional, national and international organisations. Our Brussels-based consultants are thought leaders in the areas of:
Our staff has extensive experience in designing and managing policy and analytical benchmarking platforms including web-based databases and visualisation tools. We built and operated the first major European-wide policy monitoring platforms: the European Innovation TrendChart, ERAWATCH (European Research Area), METRIS (social science and humanities) and Eco-Innovation Observatory. We are also core partners of the European (and Regional) Innovation Union Scoreboard and European Service Innovation Centre initiatives. We have additional expertise in delivering and evaluating communication strategies principally in the innovation (Europe Innova) and environmental fields (EcoAP, Generation Awake, etc.).
Our office is the go-to partner for innovation (smart specialisation) strategies. In recent years, we have provided support to national and regional authorities in Belgium, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Slovenia among others. We provide operational advice and training for programme design and technical assistance and setting up evaluation and monitoring systems. We are also involved in analysing and developing inter-regional research and innovation co-operation (such as recent work on advanced manufacturing for the ‘Vanguard Initiative’ regions).
The Brussels’ team is recognised for its evaluation and impact assessment practice and capacity to design and deliver complex, multi-country studies on the business and environmental impact of policies, legislation, programmes and research and technology organisations. While most of our work is carried out for European level clients, we also undertake evaluation studies for national and regional associations. Recent assignments cover topics as diverse as Earth observation technologies, the research activities of the Royal Museum for Central Africa (both for the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office), the promotion of creativity and cluster policies (Wallonia Government) and cost of legislation for the chemical industry (European Commission).
Our office is located in central Brussels, just next to the Jubelpark/Parc du Cinquantenaire. The main European Union institutions are only a few minutes walk away. We take “going green” seriously: we meet the highest quality standard of the Brussels Institute of Environment for our environmental management practices.
Patries Boekholt leads the Brussels team supported by Dr Viola Peter, Assitant Director.