Strategic support & consultancy

Social Business Initiative (SBI) follow up: Cooperation between social economy enterprises and traditional enterprises

This study aims to analyse business cooperation between social economy enterprises and traditional enterprises. It also provides validated recommendations to support this kind of cooperation. The study investigated the different patterns of cooperation explored 16 specific aspects in greater detail identified best practice in EU countries and at an enterprise level The study also compared…

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Innovatives Wien 2020 Evaluierung

The strategy “Innovative Vienna 2020” (IW2020) is the second innovation strategy of the city of Vienna. It was drawn up in the years 2014-2015 and defines three goals: Innovation Goal 1 – Vienna as a City of Opportunities: Vienna creates optimal conditions for developing the innovation potential in the metropolitan region. Innovation Goal 2 –…

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Research careers at universities and large companies

This report presents a qualitative study of research careers; how early career researchers as well as recruiting managers and managers on strategic decision-taking level perceive the research career, and what experiences they have. Related issues such as recruitment of researchers, career support, and sectoral mobility between academia and industry are also dealt with. The study…

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Support to EU-India Innovation cooperation

This project focus on strengthening cooperation between European and Indian start-up ecosystems and reinforcing European presence in India in the area of innovation.  The project has two separate initiatives. The first activity under this project aims at connecting incubators, including coaches and mentors, and start-ups. Connecting coaches and mentors will allow connecting incubators which will…

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Supporting the WATIFY Campaign

WATIFY is an awareness-raising campaign funded by the EU Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (COSME) (2014 – 2020 and managed by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) of the European Commission.   A core objective of the WATIFY campaign is to stimulate the digital transformation of European…

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How should we evaluate complex programmes for innovation and socio-technical transitions?

Programmes addressing socio-technical transitions (for example, to tackle major societal challenges) are often ineffective because they fail to link transition management to governance. Our report argues that we need evaluations that not only support learning by transition managers but also create accountability to society to make such transitions effective.

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Support to the generation of a Research and Innovation Funding Service

The newly formed UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) aims to have the best research and innovation funding service in the world. To assist in this mission, Technopolis Group assembled a panel of internal and external senior experts to provide a comparative perspective from several other research and/or innovation funders across Europe, to highlight best practice…

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Connecting Science and Society: NWO strategy 2019-2022

NWO, the Dutch Research Council, wanted to develop a new strategy for the coming years. An internal project team was responsible for this and was supported by Technopolis Group and subcontractor Organisatievragen. The support included the (co-) design of the strategy formulation process, organisation of internal and external stakeholder interaction and support in drafting the…

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