Policy study

Input to R&D Governmental Bill

Technopolis Group provided co-ordination and editorial services for a positioning report which informed the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise’s input to the upcoming Governmental Research and Innovation Bill, anticipated in the autumn of 2012. The Confederation had set up a high level working group that discussed the views and position that should be put forth. We…

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Screening of regulatory framework

The study, for the European Commission, developed a methodology for regulatory screening, and applied  this methodology in undertaking an innovation impact assessment of specific regulations which were identified in relation to the Water and Raw Material European Innovation Partnerships (EIP). The study developed a screening methodology linking three perspectives, namely innovation, regulation and stakeholders. The…

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Research Centres in Ireland: Funding Models, Oversight Mechanisms and Vision of a Future Research Centre Landscape

The study compared Irish research centre funding models with equivalents in three other countries. It also compared experiences of barriers to research centres’ long term sustainability. Its scope covered not only university-based centres but also research institutes and government laboratories.

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Science Metrics: measuring scientific performance for improved policy making

The goal of the project was to document how EU science investments support knowledge creation, economic growth, workforce development and a broad range of societal outcomes. It provided information and approaches to help the EU to document the results of science investments. This was done from the perspective of existing activity in Europe (the existing…

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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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