Strategic support & consultancy

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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Assistance in the preparation of Champagne Ardenne RIS-S3

The first phase aimed at identifiying the region needs. It has been designed around the approach of “entrepreneurial discovery” i.e. a bottom up interactive process with the private sector. The team delived a SWOT analysis, a characterisation of specialisation fields and a suggestion of policy mix to support their implementation.

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Action Plan for demand side policies

This study supported the first phase of the Action Plan to boost demand for European innovations. The tasks concerned basically three predominantly methodological issues, namely: • The development of assessment methodologies and data sources for the definition of markets and the baseline condition which is needed for the ‘Identification of markets and sectors’ in phase…

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Support for implementing and management of the FP7 European projects

The technical assistance assignment entrusted to Technopolis included three services: Design the Guadeloupe Region’s  CORDIS page (FP7) website, with the  goal of showcasing the region’s strengths in research and HE; Design, write and disseminate a European Research Funding Watch bulletin for Guadeloupe; Support Guadeloupe’s Project Lead Partners to set up their research project and submit…

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