Strategic support & consultancy

Assessment of the demand for a federal web-based Open Innovation platform for SMEs, public research organisations and universities as well as independent inventors in Germany

Open Innovation (OI) is a new paradigm for collaborative innovation projects. With the advent of advanced internet technologies there are novel technological opportunities to create web-based platforms that facilitate such collaboration – e.g., crowd-sourcing platforms, ideation platforms or platforms that help find partners for the commercialisation of IP. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs…

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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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Development of a wholistic action plan to increase the mobility of future apprentices within Germany

The project, commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, addressed challenges in the vocational educational and training system in Germany. Currently, the labour market for young adults is in relatively good shape, but at the same time more and more adolescents are unable to find vocational training positions. Possible solutions include support…

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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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A Mapping of Smart Ageing Activity in Ireland and An Assessment of the Potential Smart Ageing Opportunity Areas

The Action Plan for Jobs 2014 identified Smart Ageing as a sectoral opportunity for economic growth and jobs for Ireland. As part of the Action Plan, the Government committed to map the current economic and social activity in Ireland, to identify relevant assets and strengths and to identify the enterprise and job creation potential for…

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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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Roadmap and evaluation TKI BBE

In the Netherlands, most of the research funding of the Ministry of Economic Affairs is focused in the so-called Topsectors. Research in the field of Biobased Economy (BBE) is multisectoral and BBE research is therefore performed in three topsectors, coordinated by the Topconsortium for Knowledge and Innovation Biobased Economy. This Topconsortium has asked the three leading research institutes in this…

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Assessing the research potential of access to clinical trial data

Clinical trials generate systematic and vital information about the efficacy, safety and quality of medical interventions. However, there has been much discussion about the degree to which trial results and the underpinning data are currently made available to researchers outside of the team that conducted the original trial. The primary aims of this study, commissioned…

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