Evaluation

Strategic Evaluation of the 5 % Initiative

Second greatest contributor to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, France has dedicated 5 % (ie. €18m per year) of its contribution to provide technical assistance to the Countries eligible to the Global Fund over the period 2011-2016 to support their access to and the implementation of the Global Fund grants. The…

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Assessing the Impacts of EU Regulatory Barriers on Innovation

The study on “Assessing the Impacts of EU Regulatory Barriers on Innovation” aimed to:  Provide an economic analysis of the effects of EU regulatory barriers to innovation during the past 10 years defined in terms of   Additional costs for innovations as a result of regulatory barriers Lack of adequate response to the patterns of global…

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Interim evaluation of the Rational Pharmacotherapy (GGG-) Programme

In the quest to improve healthcare, new and innovative medicines garner a lot of attention, but making better use of existing medicines is just as important. This can, for instance, mean understanding better which patients benefit from a particular treatment or tackling problems with adherence to medication. This field is known as rational pharmacotherapy. In…

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Interim Evaluation of the COSME Programme

Technopolis Group conducted the Interim Evaluation of the DG GROW COSME programme, which assessed the relevance, effectiveness, coherence, efficiency and EU added value of the programme activities funded in the 2014-2016 period. The evaluation addressed the six leading questions and fifteen sub-questions set out in the study specifications, and used a mix of quantitative and…

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Evaluation of Norwegian Innovation Clusters

Innovation Norway, the Research Council of Norway and Siva commissioned an evaluation of the Norwegian Innovation Clusters program as well as an evaluation of seven completed cluster projects.  The main objective of the evaluation was to assess to what extent the program meets the needs of the target group, whether the operation and organisation of…

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Evaluation of Directive 2006/42/EC on Machinery

One of the main pieces of legislation governing the harmonisation of essential health and safety requirements for machinery at EU level is the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC).  This seeks to promote the free movement of machinery within the Single Market and guarantee a high level of protection for users through a system of mandatory health and…

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Evaluation of the impact of the European Union’s research funding for poverty-related and neglected diseases – Lessons from EU research funding (1998–2013)

Poverty-related and neglected diseases (PRNDs) carry a high burden of morbidity and mortality in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Yet, there remains a large unmet need for effective, affordable and safe approaches to combat these diseases. Much of the underpinning research in this field has been carried out by the public sector, with funding provided…

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Use-inspired basic research at SNSF

To bridge the gap between basic and applied research, diversify what ‘basic research’ can entail, and to better integrate non-traditional research performing institutions (e.g. polytechnics) into the research funding landscape, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF/SNF/FNS) introduced the category ‘use-inspired basic research’ into its mainstream project funding in 2011. Technopolis was commissioned in 2016 to…

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