Science Technology & Innovation

International Landscape Study of Research and Innovation Systems

This report presents the findings of the International Landscape Study of Research and Innovation Systems, commissioned by Research England and carried out by Technopolis. We have studied the institutional assessment and funding systems for research-performing organisations in 20 research-active countries, with three headline study questions: what research assessment mechanisms are being used? What are the…

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Innovatives Wien 2020 Evaluierung

The strategy “Innovative Vienna 2020” (IW2020) is the second innovation strategy of the city of Vienna. It was drawn up in the years 2014-2015 and defines three goals: Innovation Goal 1 – Vienna as a City of Opportunities: Vienna creates optimal conditions for developing the innovation potential in the metropolitan region. Innovation Goal 2 –…

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Evaluation of the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) – Foundation Stage

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is an international development fund designed to help research collaborate to build capacity in developing countries and to address the UN SDGs. It is funded by the UK Government and delivered by 13 delivery partners: the UK Research Councils, Academies, UK Space Agency, Innovate UK and the four devolved…

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Research careers at universities and large companies

This report presents a qualitative study of research careers; how early career researchers as well as recruiting managers and managers on strategic decision-taking level perceive the research career, and what experiences they have. Related issues such as recruitment of researchers, career support, and sectoral mobility between academia and industry are also dealt with. The study…

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Hartree Centre Phase 1&2 Baseline Evaluation

The STFC commissioned Technopolis Group to undertake a baseline evaluation of the Hartree Centre; a high performance computing and data analytics research facility that seeks to transform the competitiveness of UK industry, by accelerating the adoption of data-centric computing, big data and cognitive technologies. The aims of the project were: To measure and demonstrate the…

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Improving Norway’s Performance in the EU Framework Programme

The Research Council of Norway (RCN) commissioned Technopolis Group to conduct an impact evaluation of its two main support measures to enhance Norwegian participation in Horizon 2020, PES2020 and STIM-EU. Any organisation that may receive RCN funding is eligible for PES2020 support, but only research institutes are eligible for STIM-EU support. The evaluation concludes that…

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Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF)

The Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) is the European Commission’s newest instrument to support reforms that boost countries’ research and innovation investments, policies and systems. Launched in 2015, the PSF gives practical support to countries in designing, implementing and evaluating such reforms – whether they are EU Member States or other countries associated to…

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Audit on industry regulations linked to environment, energy, health and safety (cumulative cost assessment) for the chemical, paper and oil industries

Environmental and health regulations may cover a wide range of industries but their economic impact is particularly significant in the chemical, refining and paper-based industries. These sectors are subject to a large number of regulations, in particular European, because of the importance of pollution and the risks that production sites may create or the dangers…

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