Strategic support & consultancy

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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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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