Policy study

Innovation by design – How design enables science and technology research to achieve greater impact

This study served a dual purpose: firstly, to conduct a programme evaluation of the Design Council’s support activities for technology transfer in UK universities (short training courses/ seminars for KT staff and continuous support for specific commercialisation projects). Secondly, to provide a wider understanding of the role of design in successful innovation and KT, and…

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The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research: An analysis of its impact and systemic role

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) was established in 1994 and was tasked with funding research to promote Sweden’s long-term competitiveness.  Technopolis Group conducted an ex-post impact assessment of the The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research funding during the past 10, possibly 20, years, as well as an assessment of the Foundation’s role in…

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Benchmarking Safer Internet policies in the EU Member States

In the last decade, the rapid developments in the field of Internet, and Digital Media in general, have been creating important opportunities, both from an economic and social perspective. They have created also new challenges, in particular for the protection of a particularly vulnerable group in our society: the minors. Changes in the minors’ use…

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Foreign education providers in the Nordic countries

  For each Nordic country, Technopolis Group investigated the legislative conditions regarding the following: The countries’ legislation regarding foreign and transnational education providers National rules for accreditation of foreign education providers and who is responsible for making the accreditation The countries’ rules for monitoring and quality control of foreign education and who is responsible for…

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Feasibility Study for the Design and Implementation of Demand-side Innovation Policy Instruments in Estonia

The Baltic office has conducted a feasibility study for the design and implementation of demand-side innovation policy instruments in Estonia. The aim of the study was to analyse whether and how the demand-side innovation policy instruments can be used in smart specialisation areas in Estonia (ICT horisontally in other areas, health and health technologies, better use of…

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Nacka Municipality, the risks

For a number of years, approximately 5% of students in Nacka have lacked access to secondary school. This figure is low compared to most other municipalities. In Spring 2013, 59 students in ninth grade could not gain access to secondary school across the 16 schools assessed. It is a high priority for Nacka Education Committee that…

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Report on Knowledge workers’ labour markets

On behalf of the Dutch Advisory Council for Science and Technology Policy (AWT), Derek Jan Fikkers wrote an advice about the Dutch labour market for knowledge workers and the possibilities for the Dutch government to trim demand and supply on the labour market in the future. In June 2013 the advice was be presented to…

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EMBL and the research career

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) has a long tradition of receiving visiting researchers for shorter and longer stays. A stay at EMBL is likely to have a significant impact on a researcher’s career. The study aimed at uncovering what impact a stay at EMBL has had for the individual in his or her research career….

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