Strategic support & consultancy

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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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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