Strategic support & consultancy

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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Model for R&D&I programmes in co-operation between industry and R&D providers in Sweden

The report provides support by Technopolis Group to Teknikföretagen in their work, providing input on an incoming government bill on research and innovation. The investments made jointly by the state, enterprises and various R&D performers – in the form of cooperative programmes for research and innovation – builds and maintains a very important knowledge community…

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STOA project on MEP-Scientist Pairing Scheme

Technopolis Group managed the European Parliament’s 2011 MEP-Scientist Pairing Scheme – a scheme that pairs MEPs and scientists for workplace ‘shadowing’ in order for them to gain a deeper understanding of policy-making and research environments and build long-term relationships. We worked with partners such as the European Research Council and the Commission’s Marie Curie Unit…

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An Analysis of Alternative Governance Models for the Innovative Medical Devices Initiative in The Netherlands

The Dutch health research funder, Zon MW,  asked Technopolis to perform a prospective analysis of alternative governance models for its innovative medical devices initiative (IMDI). IMDI has the purpose of strengthening the Dutch knowledge infrastructure in the field of medical devices. Through the development of new medical devices, IMDI.nl aimed to: Contribute to public health:…

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Consultancy Support in the ‘optimisation of financial tools’ for the development of renewable energies (Region Guadeloupe and Corsica)

Technopolis supported the inception of the project: ‘optimise funding tools’ and organised a network facilitation effort in order to move towards an integrated development of the renewable energy industry and foster energy efficiency’ under the 2nd Call for Projects of the EUROPACT (ERDF technical assistance) programme’s Regional Initiative Strand. This project, which brought together the…

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Study on the implementation of service standards and their impact on service providers and users

This study documented the benefits of service standards in six sectors, conducted on behalf of CEN. The first phase of the study involved the use of surveys of National standards Bodies, industry associations, service providers and service users, and documented the ways in which existing standards are being used and the benefits that they bring…

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Impact analysis NCP and EEN in Flanders

For Agency for Innovation through Science and Technology, we have measured the impact of both Enterprise Europe Network services and NCP services in Flanders in terms of activation/ outputs (more R&D; increased insights in possibilities; finding international partners; internationalisation of strategies) and in terms of outcomes (scientific, commercial effects; improved processes or products; business opportunities;…

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