Evaluation

Evaluation of the Hubert Curien Partnership Tassili

The objectives of the mission were to assess the outcomes of the scientific collaborations between France and Algeria established within the frame the of the Hubert Curien Partnership (PHC) Tassili as well as to identify the drivers and barriers to the scientific collaboration under this programme. The evaluation also assessed the relevance and consistence of…

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Impact assessment TBM programme (Applied Biomedical Research) in Flanders

The Flemish programme on Applied Biomedical Research (TBM), funded by the agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT), focuses on a particular niche in biomedical research: Research with a clear societal applicability but limited industrial interest. The programme, initiated in 2006, was oriented towards the development of new therapies, diagnosis and/or specific prevention of…

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Impact assessment of RCN’s support measures to increase participation in EU-funded research

Norway’s 2012 research bill stated that increased Norwegian participation was a political necessity should Norway elect to participate in Horizon 2020, due to the risk that the difference between what Norway had to pay to participate, and the funding that Norwegian scientists and Norwegian industry together received may have increased. The Research Council of Norway…

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A Review of the Effectiveness of the Governing Body (‘The Council’) of EPSRC

In this study, Technopolis Group carried out an independent review of the effectiveness of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) governing body (Council). In terms of its scope, the review covered all aspects of the operation of the Council, and its subsidiary bodies (Resource Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee), including the interaction of…

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Evaluation of a research programme to produce evidence for municipalities’ decisions on energy efficiency and sustainability

Technopolis Group has evaluated a research programme to produce evidence for municipalities’ decisions on energy efficiency and sustainability. The programme’s target group consisted of both users and academia, with the user category broadly defined as “The Swedish Energy Agency; other public authorities and ministries; other actors in the energy system, e.g. municipalities, companies and households,…

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IEA Bioenergy – Evaluation of Swedish participation

Technopolis Group has evaluated Swedish participation in the International Energy Agency (IEA) Implementation Agreement in the field of Bioenergy. The Swedish Energy Agency is, on behalf of the Government, responsible for the Swedish participation in the implementing agreements and at the time of evaluation, Sweden had participated in 24 of 41 collaborations. The Energy Agency’s…

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Meta-evaluation of six competence centres in Sweden

This meta-evaluation included an analysis of evaluations of six competence centres co-funded by the Swedish Energy Agency. The analysis is enriched by a recent impact analysis of Swedish competence centres, and also included comparisons with similar initiatives from other Swedish research funders. The Swedish Competence Centres Programme is part of an international movement dating back…

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Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Transportation Programmes

Since 2010, the Swedish Energy Agency has run two parallel programmes for energy efficient transportation, one for research projects and one for technology development and implementation. The evaluation covered both programmes, and focused on quality, relevance and results achieved. A peer review of the research programme by four international experts was included.

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