Policy study

SME Innovation Financing Facility

This study was commissioned by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to assist in developing a new financial product in the form of credit lines to SME and mid-caps to encourage private sector-led innovation in Latvia and Romania and help these countries move higher on the EU’s Innovation Union Scoreboard. Click on the…

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Evidence on mechanisms and tools for use of health information for decision-making

The World Health Assembly in 2005 urged Member States to establish or strengthen knowledge transfer mechanisms to support evidence-informed health policies and health care delivery. The European Health Information Initiative was set up to strengthen the use of evidence, information and research for policy-making in the WHO European Region. While good-quality health information is a key component for…

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Increased coherence and openness of European Union research and innovation partnerships

There are many research and partnership programmes funded under EU budget, all having different target groups, tools and aims. The aim of the study was to (1) analyse the use of partnership instruments in the Framework Programme (with main focus on H2020) and (2) give orientations for future use of partnering concept and instruments in…

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The role of EU funding in UK research and innovation

The United Kingdom’s (UK) National Academies — the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society — commissioned Technopolis to provide an in-depth understanding of the role of EU funding within the UK research and innovation landscape. The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) will have significant implications for…

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The role of EU funding for UK Educational research

Technopolis was commissioned by the Royal Society and the British Academy to look at the role of EU funding for Educational research in the UK. The study explores the impacts of this funding on individuals, institutions, policy and practice, and the potential impact of a change in access to EU-funded research. It covers the period…

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Knowledge Triangle Activities in the Nordic Countries

The Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) wanted a status overview of ongoing or recently undertaken activities with reference to the concept of The Knowledge Triangle, in the Nordic countries. Future strategies for such activities was covered as well. The overview contained a comparative analysis on national level. The overview was made through document studies, desk…

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Cumulative Cost Assessment for the EU Chemical Industry

The aim of this study is to analyse the cumulative costs of the most relevant EU legislation with a bearing on the chemical industry in the 28 EU Member States during the period 2004-2014. Specifically, the study objectives are to: provide for quantification of the cumulative costs related to those packages of EU legislation with…

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International Comparison of Energy Transitions

Technopolis Group studied the energy transitions of Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France and the United Kingdom on behalf of the Dutch Topsector Energy. The focus on institutional factors in this study emphasised the fact that the foreign policy success of historical choices and cultural aspects in one country could not be replicated in another.  The country studies…

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