Policy study

Strategic Assessement of The Outermost Regions (France)

The goal of the study was to realise a strategic diagnosis, which constituted the part dedicated to outermost regions in the national diagnosis of the Partnership Contract for 2014-2020. This diagnosis highlighted the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities the French outermost regions were facing. The study had one strategic and one operational objective. The strategic objective…

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Involvement of RD&I intensive higher added value foreign investments as a part of Estonia’s innovation policy

The study analysed the possibilities of successfully linking the Estonian national innovation system and high added value foreign investments. The first part of the study reviewed the examples in other countries to focus on the best international practices, also it positioned Estonia’s competitiveness, the second part highlighted the country’s prerequisites for more efficiently engaging higher…

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Lessons from ten years of innovation policies

The specific objectives of this assignment were: • provide evidence and policy lessons to European decision-makers on the effectiveness of innovation policies over broadly the last ten years, by linking the respective databases of the Erawatch/TrendChart platform, of the Innovation Union Scoreboard (IUS) (previously the European Innovation Scoreboard) and – to the extent possible –…

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Evaluation of the Annual survey for the Swedish Energy Agency

Technopolis Group evaluated the development and performance of a follow up survey for the Swedish Energy Agency, which goes to all recipients whom are allocated funding. A report was produced, which contains a reflection on, and suggestions for the development of the survey used by the Energy Agency to monitor their funding. It also addresses the…

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Linnaeus University – the first three years

Linnaeus University was formed in 2009 as a result of a merger between Växjö University and Kalmar University College. In this unique project, Technopolis Group followed the new university during its first three years through a methodology labelled ongoing evaluation. The project focused on the experiences of the staff and students, both at a few…

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Study on the policy of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and its Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) regarding Intellectual Property Rights

Technopolis supports research organisations in their development, assessment and formulation of IPR strategies. This study – written on behalf of the European Commission, DG EAC, and in collaboration with ISIS Enterprise, the technology transfer firm of the University of Oxford – reviewed the current state of development of the IPR strategies of the first three…

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Research observatory for Pays de Loire Region

Technopolis updated the Nantes Region (Pays de la Loire) observatory of research, which is a tool for dialogue between the various actors of research. It allows analyses in a dynamic way the regional system of research, and comparative analysis of the research laboratories’ and institutes’ activities. It is also a tool for regional decision-makers.

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Smart Specialisation Cases

The OECD-NIS in collaboration with DG Regio and OECD Member Countries and their regions formed a working group that explored methods to analyse and monitor smart specialisation developments. This led to the OECD publication Innovation-driven Growth in Regions: the Role of Smart Specialisation (2013) to which we contributed. The region of Flanders as one of…

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