Green economy

Regulatory barriers for the circular economy

Circular Economy is defined as an economy “where the value of products, materials and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as possible, and the generation of waste minimised”. In its ‘Circular Economy Package’ of December 2015, the EC wants “to help European businesses and consumers to make the transition to a stronger and more circular…

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Qualitative impact of the Energy Agreement on employment

Technopolis Group has tracked the influence of the Energy Agreement on the nature of employment in the Netherlands on behalf of Topsector Energy. The project mapped the developments and implications of energy for Topsector Energy’s work in the next 5-10 years, with subsequent analysis of related sectors to follow. The following analysis was structured into…

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Impact assessment of Tekes’ activities on environment and wellbeing

In this study we will provide a closer analysis of the impacts of Tekes on environment and wellbeing in Finland. Focus will be on 10 programmes in the area of environment and wellbeing from the period 2006-2015. The project includes statistical analysis, case studies and a meta-analysis of previous studies. In this project Technopolis cooperates…

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Roadmap and evaluation TKI BBE

In the Netherlands, most of the research funding of the Ministry of Economic Affairs is focused in the so-called Topsectors. Research in the field of Biobased Economy (BBE) is multisectoral and BBE research is therefore performed in three topsectors, coordinated by the Topconsortium for Knowledge and Innovation Biobased Economy. This Topconsortium has asked the three leading research institutes in this…

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Evaluation of a research program for energy efficiency in cultural heritage building

Technopolis Group conducted an evaluation of the research programme “Spara och bevara”. The programme was initiated by the Swedish Energy Agency to increase expertise in energy efficiency in cultural heritage buildings. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess whether the activities are planned and conducted in line with the description in the Agency’s decision. The…

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Evaluation of the Swedish Wind Power Technology Centre

Technopolis Group evaluated the scientific merit of the research at the Swedish Wind Power Technology Centre as well as the industrial relevance and use of the results. Scientific merit was evaluated by an international panel of 3 peers.  Their view was that the work carried out in the centre is very relevant from both a…

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The Wind unit implementation plan: objectives and indicators

Technopolis Group assisted the Swedish Energy Agency in their work with an activity plan for their wind unit. The analysis discussed targets and indicators for the unit, and led to a workshop discussing which targets may be most appropriate given the wind unit’s mission and resources.  The aim of the assignment was to provide the unit’s employees an…

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Mid-term evaluation of the Bioenergy Feedstock Programme

Technopolis Group conducted a mid-term evaluation covering the programme period 07-01-2011 to 06-30-2015 of three administratively separate programmes focusing on supply, transformation and sustainability that together form the Swedish Energy Agency’s Bioenergy Feedstock Programme. The purpose of the evaluation was to contribute to the decision making concerning the Agency’s continued initiatives in research and development within…

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