Policy study

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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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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