Policy study

Input to R&I Governmental Bill

Technopolis Group provided consultancy support to SBMI’s document with input to the 2012 governmental research and innovation bill.

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Evaluation of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoritical Physics (ICTP)

This evaluation was designed to develop a retrospective view of ICTP’s achievements, as well as provide additional analysis on facilitating and constraining factors, complemented by a ‘forward look’ at the sustainability of ICTP’s funding, activities and outcomes.The objective  was to assess the achievements of the ICTP in light of the objectives of the main funding…

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EU-US Study on credit systems in higher education

The report was a comprehensive comparative study on higher education credit systems in Europe and US. Compare experiences and identify best practices for enhancing transparency and recognition of study abroad periods between the US and EU. The results of the study led to recommendations for translation between EU and US credit systems to facilitate mobility

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Belgian Report on Science Technology and Innovation 2010

Technopolis Group assisted the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office in preparing the Belgian report on science, technology and innovation 2010 within the context of the preparation of the Belgian presidency of the EU. Technopolis Group produced the presentation of the Walloon Region, prepared the conclusions of the study and provided assurance on the quality and…

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Comparison of the influence of industry on government research funding

Agoria, the Flemish industry federation for the technology sector, asked Technopolis to assess the real influence of industry in several countries, and to compare outcomes to the situation in Flanders. The findings of the study are intensively used. We were asked to give presentations on the results to, amongst others,  the Flemish Cabinet, and to…

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Vertical Wind AB strategy audit

Vertical Wind AB is a research company that develops and manufactures vertical axis wind turbines where the generator is direct-driven and placed at ground level. The project consisted of a quick scan to determine whether Vertical Wind AB had developed an adequate strategy to realise their objectives and if they were well equipped to implement this…

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The role and added value of large-scale research facilities

Many countries in the EU invest in large-scale research infrastructures. However, there is a lack of knowledge regarding the nature and extent of the (socio-economic) impact of those research facilities. The Ministry of Science and Education asked Technopolis Group to conduct a study on the (socioeconomic) impact of large-scale research infrastructures. The study provided a…

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Analysis of the societal potential for the Dutch domain on Brain and Cognition research

In 2009, the Temporary Task Force on Brain and Cognition (Nationaal Initiatief Hersenen & Cognitie) was established. The task force was built around a number of research funding programmes and focus on three clusters health, education and safety. The Task Force commissioned Technopolis Group to conduct an explorative study on the societal potential of the…

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