Policy study

Enhancing the intellectual property activities in the firm base in Ireland

The report sets out the key findings and recommendations from a study into intellectual property activity, intellectual property strategies, and barriers to engaging in intellectual property for firms in Ireland, and will serve as a key input for the development of a new national Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation.

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Strengthening Ireland’s Market Focused Research Centre Landscape

The Irish Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, the Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland and the Higher Education Association have asked Technopolis Group to help them strengthening the Irish market-focussed research landscape. Technopolis consultants from the UK, The Netherlands, and Sweden have identified gaps and opportunities to build on the existing landscape to…

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Reform of the research assessment and institutional funding system in the Czech Republic

The Czech Ministry of Education commissioned Technopolis to design the methodology for a new approach to research assessment and performance-based research funding for the research and higher education sector in the country. The design of the evaluation methodology and institutional funding principles was based on extensive review of international practice to produce a system design…

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Businesscase alternative approaches for animal testing

In 2010 a working group with expert developed a business case for alternative approaches for animal testing. The business case comprises three scenarios. The Dutch Parliament required a substantiation of the three scenarios. On behalf of ZonMw and the Ministry of Economic Affairs Technopolis collect quantitative and qualitative data about the three scenarios. A wide…

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Conference personalised cure and care

DG Regio and the Flemish government are organising a high level conference on Smart Specialisation. One workshop within that conference is on Healthy Ageing, in particular personalised care and cure. Technopolis helps DG Regio and Flanders to organise the workshop, write a scoping paper, present this at the conference and draw the main conclusions from…

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Feasibility study of national registry facilitating ‘opt out’ for further use of residual tissue

This project aims to evaluate the feasibility of a national registry for opt-out registration for further use of residual tissues. The idea would be to eventually create a national registry where all patients and future patients can indicate that they want to opt-out for further use of their stored residual tissues. This obviates the need…

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Research Management Performance of projects in FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020

The European Commission has asked Technopolis Group in consortium with PwC Advisory to assess the research management performance of Framework Programmes projects. The project involved consultants from various Technopolis and PwC offices, and ran from January 2014 to September 2014. The consortium provided an in-depth analysis of research management performance in FP6 and FP7, as…

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Study on the economic impact of the utility model legislation in selected Member States

This study was an impact assessment of utility model legislation in Europe. In particular, it included an analysis of how this type of patent-like IPR instrument supports incremental innovation. It also scrutinised usage of utility models (motives, barriers) in Europe. We drafted recommendations for the EU and the EC on how to further deal with the…

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