Science Technology & Innovation

Potential of the fourth industrial revolution in Africa

This study is an initiative of the ICT Operations division of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Financial support was provided by the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Fund. The report was prepared by the joint venture composed of the consulting firms Technopolis Group, Research ICT Africa and Tambourine Innovation Ventures under overall coordination of Thierno Mountaga Diarra,…

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Joint STEM lab facility

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) is leading a initiative to establish a joint STEM Industrial Product Development Facility which will act as an industrial technology incubation hub for Rwandan based industrial innovators drawing on STEM to develop industrial products, access advanced technologies, acquire and upgrade technical industrial skills and improve business capabilities….

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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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An evaluation of UK funding through the ARTES programme

This study was commissioned to evaluate the participation of the UK in the European Space Agency’s ARTES (Advanced Research into Telecommunications) programme. The study presents a body of evidence on the activities and outcomes of past UK investment in ARTES and demonstrates benefits and value for money to inform future decisions.  It finds, amongst other…

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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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