Strategic support & consultancy

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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KTH Administration Assessment Exercise: Teacher support

The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, has undertaken an Administration Assessment Exercice, after having conducted an RAE and an EAE earlier. One part related to the internal administrative routines for providing pedagogical support to the teachers at KTH, through teacher training and individual consultations. We investigated how the routines for teacher support worked and how…

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Review Product Development Partnerships for fighting poverty related diseases

Every year, poverty related diseases affect millions of people in the developing world. Yet, in the absence of clear profit potential, pharmaceutical companies are reluctant to invest in the development of treatments to fight these diseases. In response to this market failure, in the mid-1990s Product Development Partnerships (PDPs) emerged. PDPs use private sector approaches…

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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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