Strategic support & consultancy

Support to the activities of the European Forum on co-operation between Higher Education and the Business Community

The University Business Forum is an initiative of DG EAC to bring together stakeholders involved in UBC in the area of higher education for design of curriculum, mobility, knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship education. This contract provided think pieces and input papers for the thematic forums as well as running expert groups to help shape future…

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Review of competences of eco-businesses in the field of eco-technologies in Guadeloupe (SYNERGILE – competitiveness pole)

Synergîle is a competitiveness cluster based in Guadeloupe. Synergîle asked Technopolis Group to create an inventory of the competencies of eco-companies, and the global competencies in eco-technologies in Guadeloupe.  The study consisted in helping Synergîle identify the potential eco-companies, and to create a SWOT analysis of the eco-technologies sector in the region.

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Definition of the regional research, innovation and higher education strategy for 2014-2020 in Pays-de-la-Loire

The missions objectives were the following: • A shared analysis of the thematic framework: the aim was to assists local actors gathered in thematic commissions (CCRRDT) in the achievement of this analysis; • A global evaluation of the 2007-2013 regional research scheme and its implementation. The evaluation included an ex-post analysis of missing strategic orientations,…

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Strategic territorial diagnosis of Mayotte preliminary to the definition and drafting of the future European programme 2014-2020

Mayotte is in France, in an atypical situation: Since the 31st of March 2011, Mayotte is the 101th French department and it has no experience in the European funds. However, because it became part of the outermost regions for the 2014-2020 programming period, Mayotte can aspire to these funds. But it had to globally join…

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Smart Specialisation Cases

The OECD-NIS in collaboration with DG Regio and OECD Member Countries and their regions formed a working group that explored methods to analyse and monitor smart specialisation developments. This led to the OECD publication Innovation-driven Growth in Regions: the Role of Smart Specialisation (2013) to which we contributed. The region of Flanders as one of…

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Study on the creation of innovation poles (‘technopoles’) in Congo

There was a need to identify a digital ecosystem for the country, and to define the operational ways to boost the economic activity, create the high-level value-added training conditions, facilitate the relationship between research, higher education and the economy… In this new regional environment, the innovation centre (or competitiveness cluster) will become the focus point…

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Development of R&D priorities for the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU)

The assignment entailed leading a process that, based on views of employees of the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU), was to determine the agency’s future research priorities.

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Support to the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council (FRANCE) for the technical coordination of the European project ECREIN+

The Interreg IVC ECREIN+ project was launched in January 2010 and lasted three years. The project gathered 11 partners, from 10 EU countries: regional authorities, regional chambers of commerce and the Assembly of European Regions (AER). The project aimed to facilitate exchange of good practices in the field of eco-innovation support policies at the regional…

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