Strategic support & consultancy

Support to the definition of the local innovation policy of the Saint-Nazaire conurbation community (CARENE)

Saint Nazaire and its suburbs hosts many small and medium-sized enterprises mostly industrial subcontractor firms characterized by an innovation “follower” attitude rather than an innovation “initiator” attitude. The economy is organized around traditional sectors (naval, aerospace, logistics, engineering) and emerging sectors however it still lacks innovation and dynamism. The objective of Technopolis internvetion were to…

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Support to the development of a technopole in Guadeloupe

The project of creating a “technopole” in Guadeloupe was a part of the regional strategy in order to promote innovation and the link between research and enterprises. Three main steps lead to the elaboration of the regional strategy for innovation: the White book on research, a study of the needs of the local enterprises and…

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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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