Strategic support & consultancy

Coordination and governance of the UK science, technology and innovation (STI) system between the national and sub-national level

In this project, Technopolis provided strategic advice and support to Peru’s national council for science and technology, CONCYTEC, to understand the governance mechanisms (strategic plans, programmes, organisational structure) used in the UK to coordinate STI policy across the different government agencies. The project fed into a wider programme to reform and modernise Peru’s support for…

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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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Assessment of the economic and societal impacts of patents nominated for the yearly European Inventor Award organised by the European Patent Office

Every year, the European Patent Office (EPO)  awards inventions with proven economic and societal impacts in the categories ‘industry’, ‘SMEs’, ‘research/universities’, ‘non-European countries’ and ‘lifetime achievement’. Technopolis has been, since 2011, repeatedly contracted by the EPO to perform background analyses and valuations of the impacts of patents and inventions nominated for the European Inventor Award  (EIA)….

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Latvia – Research Assessment Exercise: Summary report

This project followed up a CREST policy mix peer review exercise in Latvia, which Technopolis organised in 2009/10. It updated that report, which discusses issues and development needs in the Latvian research and innovation system. However, the largest component of this project was a research assessment exercise, covering some 150 research groups. Technopolis designed the…

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Assessment of the Basic Principles for Effective International STI Agreements

The European Commision asked Technopolis to identify optimal effectiveness of Science, Technology and Innovation Agreements with non-EU countries. We showed that many bilateral STI agreements signed by EU Member States are of limited use. However, as both the EU and Member States seek to treat scientific cooperation with third countries as an issue of common…

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Entrepreneurial Higher Education Institutions – A Guiding Framework – The further development of HEInnovate

HEInnovate is a self-assessment tool for Entrepreneurial Higher Education Institutions. It is an initiative of the European Commission, DG Education and Culture and the OECD LEED forum, and supported by a panel of six independent experts. The website has been designed and is managed by Technopolis under a Framework Contract agreement with the European Commission,…

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Support in assessing the local innovation system and preparation of the regional innovation strategy (RIS-S3) Guyana

The regional innovation strategy (RIS-S3) is a pre-requesit to EU funding for the 2014-2020 period. The objective was to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the territory, and the fields where cohesion policy instruments had a significant impact. Elements have already been identified in the Strategic territorial diagnostic for Guyana, with a focus on innovation….

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The Wind unit implementation plan: objectives and indicators

Technopolis Group assisted the Swedish Energy Agency in their work with an activity plan for their wind unit. The analysis discussed targets and indicators for the unit, and led to a workshop discussing which targets may be most appropriate given the wind unit’s mission and resources.  The aim of the assignment was to provide the unit’s employees an…

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