Higher Education

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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Entrepreneurial Higher Education Institutions – A Guiding Framework – The further development of HEInnovate

HEInnovate is a self-assessment tool for Entrepreneurial Higher Education Institutions. It is an initiative of the European Commission, DG Education and Culture and the OECD LEED forum, and supported by a panel of six independent experts. The website has been designed and is managed by Technopolis under a Framework Contract agreement with the European Commission,…

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Evaluation of the support mechanisms to maturation of innovation projects aimed at the creation of new companies

The project dealt with the evaluation of the Ile de France regional scheme for innovative projects development. The Ile de France Region gathers more than a half of French RDI efforts (public and private spending, researchers, patents…). However recent studies showed that the regional “innovation machine” is not producing enough results. Business creation is one…

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University Mergers in Sweden and Denmark

The recent university mergers in Sweden and Denmark are described and investigated in this study. Good practice, processes, preconditions and problems along the way are covered. In Sweden, the merger that resulted in the Linnaeus University, the merger between the University College Gotland and Uppsala University, and the merger between Stockholm School of Teacher Education…

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Evaluation of the Hubert Curien Partnership Tassili

The objectives of the mission were to assess the outcomes of the scientific collaborations between France and Algeria established within the frame the of the Hubert Curien Partnership (PHC) Tassili as well as to identify the drivers and barriers to the scientific collaboration under this programme. The evaluation also assessed the relevance and consistence of…

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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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Mapping of other organisations’ internationalisation activities

The Swedish Foundation for Internationalisation of Research and Higher Education, STINT, is one of the main organisations in Sweden that support and fund internationalisation within research and higher education. STINT wanted a brief mapping of the scope and content of other internationalisation organisations’ support instruments that target Swedish higher education institutions. Technopolis Group created a…

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Support to the activities of the European Forum on co-operation between Higher Education and the Business Community

The University Business Forum is an initiative of DG EAC to bring together stakeholders involved in UBC in the area of higher education for design of curriculum, mobility, knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship education. This contract provided think pieces and input papers for the thematic forums as well as running expert groups to help shape future…

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