Policy study

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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An assessment of the cumulative cost impact of specified EU legislation and policies on the EU forest-based industries

The aim of this study is to identify the cumulative costs, both direct and indirect, of the most financially burdensome EU legislation and policies that forest-based industry (F-BI) companies active in the EU28 have to comply with. Specifically, the study objectives are:  Quantification of the cumulative direct and (where possible) indirect costs of relevant legislation…

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Case Study Review of Interdisciplinary Research in Higher Education Institutions in England

Over the last decade, there has been increased engagement, investment and interventions designed to grow, support and embed interdisciplinary research (IDR) in higher education institutions (HEIs) in England. In this study, we considered the cases of 10 HEIs in England that take a variety of approaches to grow, sustain and embed IDR. The sample included…

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Landscape Review of Interdisciplinary Research in the UK

Over the last decade, the desire to address complex societal problems, achieve impact, and create value from working across disciplines has led to an increased emphasis on interdisciplinary research (IDR) among researchers, funders, and higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK. Simultaneously, there has been concern over the presence (or perception) of barriers against IDR…

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Universities of Applied Science and Smart Cities: Opportunities in European Programmes

Dutch universities of applied science (UAS) are intensifying their research activities. Smart cities is a priority theme because it matches the strengths of UAS. First, smart cities require applied research and real-life pilots, in specific regional and local settings. Second, smart cities research needs engagement of citizens, SMEs, public sector organizations (health, education, etc.) and…

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