Policy study

The impact of the financial crisis on research and innovation policies in EU Member States

The impact of the financial crisis on research and innovation policies in EU Member States focused on how the economic and financial crisis that started in 2008 has influenced research and innovation activities in Europe and explored the current trends in research and innovation policies.

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Impact evaluation of the Research Council of Norway’s support measures to increase participation in EU -funded research

Norway’s 2012 research bill stated that increased Norwegian participation is virtually a political necessity should Norway elect to participate in Horizon 2020. The reason is that there is a risk that the difference increases between what Norway might have to pay to participate, and the funding that Norwegian scientists and Norwegian industry together receive. The…

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Research and Innovation in climate change, resource efficiency and raw materials

The goal of the study is to support the EC in promoting successful research and innovation (R&I) policies and programmes under the Specific Programmes of Horizon 2020 in support of Flagship Initiatives “Innovation Union” and “Resource Efficient Europe” with a focus on the specific challenge “Climate Action, resource efficiency and raw materials”.  

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Study on the contribution of standardization to innovation in European-funded research projects

This study for CEN analysed the nature and extent to which FP6 and FP7 projects use standardisation as an input to their work or as a means to codify and disseminate the knowledge created through projects. Desk research, interviews and surveys were used to identify the role of standards within FP6/7 projects and a series…

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Mapping of other organisations’ internationalisation activities

The Swedish Foundation for Internationalisation of Research and Higher Education, STINT, is one of the main organisations in Sweden that support and fund internationalisation within research and higher education. STINT wanted a brief mapping of the scope and content of other internationalisation organisations’ support instruments that target Swedish higher education institutions. Technopolis Group created a…

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Overview of the RDI funding bodies, programmes and actors, in the field of eco design and waste

ADEME (the French Environment and Energy Management Agency) mission is to encourage, supervise, coordinate, facilitate and undertake operations with the aim of protecting the environment and managing energy. One of its mission is to support and fund research projects in the field of (renewable energies, air, noise, energy efficiency, soil and waste). In the framework…

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Analysis of potential synergies fostered by The European Institute of Technology in the European innovation landscape

This study built on the publication “EIT Catalysing Innovation in the Knoweldge Triangle” and identified potential synergies between the work of the EIT and that of the wider European Innovation landscape. It involved a strategic analysis of existing EU, national and regional initiatives with a particular focus on horizon 2020 and the identification of spill…

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Microalgae-based products for the food and feed sector: an outlook for Europe

The European Union has recently adopted an ambitious strategy for developing the Bioeconomy in Europe, in this context algae represents an emerging biological resource of great importance for its potential applications in different fields. In particular, micro-algae are currently promoted as a new source of valuable nutrients for human and animal consumption. Technopolis – together…

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