Policy study

Potential of the fourth industrial revolution in Africa

This study is an initiative of the ICT Operations division of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Financial support was provided by the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Fund. The report was prepared by the joint venture composed of the consulting firms Technopolis Group, Research ICT Africa and Tambourine Innovation Ventures under overall coordination of Thierno Mountaga Diarra,…

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Social Business Initiative (SBI) follow up: Cooperation between social economy enterprises and traditional enterprises

This study aims to analyse business cooperation between social economy enterprises and traditional enterprises. It also provides validated recommendations to support this kind of cooperation. The study investigated the different patterns of cooperation explored 16 specific aspects in greater detail identified best practice in EU countries and at an enterprise level The study also compared…

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Assessment of tools and deliverables under the framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET2020)

The study was undertaken by ICF, in collaboration with Technopolis, in 2018 on behalf of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC). The study assessed the tools and deliverables under the current framework for the European cooperation in education and training (ET2020). The main objectives of this assignment were to…

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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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Audit on industry regulations linked to environment, energy, health and safety (cumulative cost assessment) for the chemical, paper and oil industries

Environmental and health regulations may cover a wide range of industries but their economic impact is particularly significant in the chemical, refining and paper-based industries. These sectors are subject to a large number of regulations, in particular European, because of the importance of pollution and the risks that production sites may create or the dangers…

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Study on open energy research databases

Technopolis Group is  lead contractor of a consortium which  is investigating opportunities and barriers for research databases in low carbon energy research for the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation). The project entails identifying promising energy research areas for sharing open data and interviewing a range of projects in these fields for their reasons for…

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EC EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises), Social Business Initiative (SBI) follow up: Cooperation between social economy enterprises and traditional enterprises

The study strives to advance in understanding both organisation-level collaborative behaviours of social enterprises and contextual factors that can favour or hinder cooperation and understand further the social impact produced by cooperation relationships.   Overall, the principal purpose is to provide in-depth knowledge about cooperation relationships and their social impact across Europe and, simultaneously, benchmarking with…

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A study of state funding of universities and colleges in The Netherlands, Norway and Austria

Technopolis Group’s Swedish subsidiary, Faugert & Co Utvärdering AB, has, on behalf of  Swedish Enterprise, carried out a study on how funding for universities and colleges takes place in The Netherlands, Norway and Austria and to assess how well their systems seem to work. The context of this study is to develop insights and an…

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