Strategic support & consultancy

Strengthening Colombia’s capacity to optimise the $5 billion Science Technology and Innovation (STI) fund

In this project, Technopolis Group provided advice to Colombia’s national science and innovation agency, Colciencias, in connection with the implementation of a new US$5 billion national fund (created through the Royalties System)  to invest in science, technology and innovation.  In addition to benchmarking the national programme’s governance and management arrangements, Technopolis implemented a series of…

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Connecting Smart and Sustainable Growth through Smart Specialisation

Europe needs to reinforce synergies between smart and sustainable growth to deal with the climate change, environmental and energy challenges as well as growing resource scarcity. This guide is one in a series of guides prepared in the framework of the Smart Specialisation Platform set up by the European Commission. It is a practical document…

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Mission for the elaboration of a contribution of France to the Interreg programme SUDOE 2014-2020

The overall mission’s objective was to support the writing of a position paper on the French participation to the future ERDF Interreg operational programme SUDOE (South West Europe) 2014-2020. The national Authority in France (Préfecture de la Région Midi-Pyrénées) was running the mission. A consultation of the main French operators, an electronic consultation and three…

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Mapping of partnerships in Europe of the members of the Research and higher education cluster Université Nantes-Angers-Le Mans (UNAM)

In the context of its international policy, the Research and higher education cluster Université Nantes-Angers-Le Mans (UNAM) wanted to clearly identify the main partners across Europe of its members as regards research and higher education. Technopolis Group undertook a study following two main objectives: • To produce a state of the art of partnerships of…

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Study of the Franco-Switzerland cooperation for Higher Education, Research and Innovation between Research and Higher Education institutes

Cooperation between French and Swiss Higher Education establishments is organised on the basis of agreements between establishments. The two countries’ respective governments also encourage cooperation via programmes supporting higher education and research and, through its different programmes, the European Union provides considerable support for higher education cooperation. This assignment had a twofold overall objective: •…

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Support to the development of a strategy in favour of local enterprises for CAPI

The objective of the project was to support CAPI (Communauté d’Agglomération Porte de l’Isère) to design its strategy to attract entreprises. It identified targets, defined the offer and provided foresight of impact of expected activities. The project also benchmarked the agglomeration with neighbouring/competing areas, defined the mananagement plan of industrial/commercial areas and made recommendations in…

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Study on the impact of standards on growth, competitiveness and innovation – Guide on standardisation and SMEs

This study for DG Enterprise led to the production of a guide on standards and SMEs to help managers of structural funds devise suitable projects to assist SMEs to make better use of standards. Technopolis worked with CEN, NORMAPME and other societal stakeholders to compile basic information on standards and develop examples of how they…

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Guidelines for the evaluation of the clusters of excellence (Nord-Pas-de-Calais)

The terms of reference specified that  ‘the creation of a cluster of excellence involves several stages’: • Situation analysis of the industry concerned; • identify strategic challenges and objectives; • set up a joint governance mechanism spanning one or more territories; • organisation of industry stakeholders (higher education, research, business, territories) sometimes with an ad-hoc…

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