Evaluation

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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Barriers and opportunities for Norwegian participation in the European Research Council (ERC)

This report presents the findings of a study on barriers and opportunities for Norwegian participation in European Research Council (ERC) grant funding, carried out by Technopolis Group between August 2018 and February 2019. The ERC provides large and prestigious single investigator grants for basic research funding in Europe. Norway has accounts for around 1.5% of…

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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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Evaluation of the Technology Transfer Acceleration Companies (SATT)

The creation of the Technology Transfer Acceleration Companies (SATT), following the 2010 call for projects, is part of a desire to strengthen the exploitation of the results of public research towards the private sector, in order to improve the growth potential of the French economy. This new instrument aims to continue the momentum initiated since…

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Evaluation of Luxembourg Research Insitutes

In 1987, the country of Luxembourg established public research centres (CRPs), mainly to support applied research to meet business-sector needs. During the last decade, CRPs have increasingly focused on more strategic applied (and occasionally oriented basic) research. Recently performance agreements between the ministry in charge and the CRPs were introduced, two CRPs merged into LIST…

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Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) on the evaluation of business R&D grant schemes under the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility

The aim of the Mutual Learning Exercise on Evaluation of business R&D grant schemes is to support participating Member States in designing, implementing and evaluating different policy instruments in relation to the following topics:  Big data and the next generation of evaluation techniques   Capturing behavioural change  Quality standards and comparative data in innovation policy evaluation  …

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