Policy study

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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The Organisation of Doctoral Programmes in EU neighbouring countries

The objective of the study was to present a mapping of the organisation of doctoral studies in EU neighbouring countries, to shed light upon the practices and to identify organisational regional trends. Data collection was performed for 23 EU neighbouring countries. This was carried out through desk review, phone interviews and field visits in six…

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Study on the Impact of European RTO’s

This study provided an empirically based assessment of the socioeconomic impacts of European RTOs that was both quantitative as well as qualitative. It was intended to serve as a basis for discussion with the European Commission, Parliament, Member States and others.

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Competitiveness Poles and Public-Private Partnerships for Innovation

This report contains a synthesis review of the objectives, nature, conditions of use and state-of-the-art of knowledge on impacts of traditional innovation policy instruments used in the context of regional innovation policies. It contributed to the Joint OECD-EU project “A New Innovation Strategy for Regions”.

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Research Institutes in the ERA

  This is the final report of a study which looked at the past and potential future of research institutes in Europe. In contrast to the universities, which are widely studied, the  institutes were barely part of the EU policy discussion and the discussion about the European Research Area. The study therefore focused on institutes…

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International Science & Technology Specialisation: Where does Europe stand?

Industrialised countries invest in research and development (R&D) and human resources, their researchers publish scientific publications and industry produces goods and services. This output is often patented and/or exported. However, countries differ significantly in their industrial structures, R&D investment patterns and science and technology output. The study reviewed specialisation structures and dynamics in R&D investment,…

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Impact Analysis of support for strategic development areas in the Swedish manufacturing industry

This impact analysis dealt primarily with the impacts of five programmes which VINNOVA and its forerunner Nutek ran (1996–2009) in the area of product manufacture. It comprised five full-scale substudies in the areas of Functional Sales (FS), Free-Form Fabrication (FFF) and a section of the area Industrial IT (IT). The five programmes had a total…

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The Impact of Framework Programme supported Social Sciences and Humanities Research

The study assessed the scientific impact of the programme for the social sciences and humanities (SSH). It evaluated The Key Action Socio-Economic Research of the ‘Improving the Human Potential’ (IHP)’ programme of the 5th Framework Programme for Research and Development (FP5). It was commissioned by DG-RTD in 2008 and performed by Technopolis Group in 2009….

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