Policy study

Study on the Swedish companies’ view on the universities’ innovation offices

Universities and university colleges in Sweden have extensive collaboration with private companies, regarding both research and education. This study investigated the companies’ view of the way the higher education institutions handle collaboration with them. Sometimes the collaboration is co-ordinated by innovation offices at the institutions, other times it is organised in different ways. The study…

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How can the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation increase the economic and societal impact of RDI funding in Finland?

Long-term objectives of Finnish research and innovation policy. One objective of the current government is to improve the quality and effectiveness of research and innovation. This study examines what kinds of benefits have been obtained from EU Framework Programmes and how Finnish participation can be further supported. Overall, the FP provides clear added value for…

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The Latvian Research Funding System

This report reviews Latvia’s existing funding allocation systems and processes and proposes improvements based on best practice, including an overall institutional/organisational structure for managing the funding system, tailored to the specificities of the Latvian situation. The study was carried out by a panel of experts, under the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility, based on document…

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Norwegian participation in Horizon 2020 in health, ICT and industry

The Research Council of Norway (RCN) commissioned Technopolis Group to conduct a study on the possibilities to increase participation in Horizon 2020, but also in relation to other European Research Area activities and future Framework Programmes. The assignment was to focus on the three topic areas of health, Information and Communications Technology, and industry. The…

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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. The reports are…

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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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