Evaluation

Evaluation of the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship programme

The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship adresses researchers from abroad who can be nominated for this international award if they are world leaders in their field and are expected to continue producing academic results that will sustainably shape Germany’s international competitiveness as a research location as a consequence of the award. The award funds, usually totalling…

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Technopolis Group Position Paper on Horizon 2020

Technopolis Group strongly believes in the positive contribution of Horizon 2020 to the future of Europe. We have supported the European Commission (EC) in the design and evaluation of the Framework Programme (FP) for some twenty years. Our position paper aimed to contribute to future evaluations of H2020 and successive FPs. Good design and evaluation…

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Evaluation of Hightech Gründerfonds

The Hightech Gründerfonds (HTGF) came to being in 2005. Its purpose was to open up access to venture capital for German start up companies. In this evaluation Technopolis Group’s task was to analyse the impact of the HTGF on its initial objectives. The evaluation showed that HTGF has gained a strong position in the German seed financing market. The…

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Evaluation of collaborative research in the field of Basic Scientific Research in natural Sciences

Together with Fraunhofer, Technopolis evaluated the 500m€ BMBF programme to fund joint research projects at large-scale research infrastructures. The evaluation consisted firstly of an ex-post evaluation covering the programs’ impact from 2006 to 2014, analyzing more than 1000 projects in four pillars (Hadron and nuclear physics, elementary particles, condensed matter & astrophysics). Secondly, an ex-ante…

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Evaluation of the ESRC Transformative Research Scheme

Technopolis was commissioned by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to evaluate its Transformative Research scheme: a scheme that uses novel assessment methods (anonymous two-page applications, followed by a presentation to reviewers and fellow applicants) to identify and fund research projects that present particularly innovative new methods, perspectives or interdisciplinary approaches. High-risk projects…

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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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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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Evaluating the economic and social impacts of cycling infrastructure: considerations for an evaluation framework

This report presents the results of a study to research the options for robustly evaluating the economic and social impacts of investments in new or improved cycling infrastructure, in a mixture of different types of urban and rural areas. The report includes an overview of cross-cutting evaluation issues, the challenges associated with achieving attribution and…

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