Health

Independent evaluation of the Access to Medicine Index (summary)

Technopolis Group has conducted an evaluation of the Access to Medicine Index, for which an executive summary was published. The evaluation showed that, by providing the pharmaceutical industry with a tool for learning and discussion, the Access to Medicine Index has proven a catalyst for accelerating current access-to-medicine activities and has inspired the development of…

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Mid-term evaluation of the second Programme for Global Health and Vaccination Research (GLOBVAC2)

Technopolis recently completed its evaluation of the Global Health and Vaccination (GLOBVAC) research programme for the Research Council of Norway. Each year, the GLOBVAC research programme awards approximately €13 million in funding to research seeking to improve health for poor people in low and lower-middle income countries. The largest contributor is the Norwegian Agency for Development…

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Evaluative study on the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive

In 2011, the Cross-border Healthcare Directive introduced a general framework to clarify patients’ rights with regard to accessing cross-border healthcare provision; guarantee the safety, quality and efficiency of care that they will receive in another EU Member State; and promote cooperation between Member States on healthcare matters. Member States had to pass their national laws…

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A Mapping of Smart Ageing Activity in Ireland and An Assessment of the Potential Smart Ageing Opportunity Areas

The Action Plan for Jobs 2014 identified Smart Ageing as a sectoral opportunity for economic growth and jobs for Ireland. As part of the Action Plan, the Government committed to map the current economic and social activity in Ireland, to identify relevant assets and strengths and to identify the enterprise and job creation potential for…

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Businesscase alternative approaches for animal testing

In 2010 a working group with expert developed a business case for alternative approaches for animal testing. The business case comprises three scenarios. The Dutch Parliament required a substantiation of the three scenarios. On behalf of ZonMw and the Ministry of Economic Affairs Technopolis collect quantitative and qualitative data about the three scenarios. A wide…

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Conference personalised cure and care

DG Regio and the Flemish government are organising a high level conference on Smart Specialisation. One workshop within that conference is on Healthy Ageing, in particular personalised care and cure. Technopolis helps DG Regio and Flanders to organise the workshop, write a scoping paper, present this at the conference and draw the main conclusions from…

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Feasibility study of national registry facilitating ‘opt out’ for further use of residual tissue

This project aims to evaluate the feasibility of a national registry for opt-out registration for further use of residual tissues. The idea would be to eventually create a national registry where all patients and future patients can indicate that they want to opt-out for further use of their stored residual tissues. This obviates the need…

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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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