CSES has considerable expertise in the areas of innovation, R&D, and technology transfer. We assist public authorities in carrying out research on new innovation paradigms and in the development of innovation and R&D strategies. We also advise on technology transfer mechanisms to capitalise on publicly funded research and to encourage the development of spin-off activities in an incubation environment.
Structural Funds evaluations CSES has carried out have involved an analysis of the role played by innovation, RTD and technology transfer in stimulating regional economic development and in promoting structural changes towards the development of knowledge-driven, higher value-added economic activities. The role of innovation & R&D in encouraging cluster development has also been examined.
For further information in respect of CSES’ work in the areas of Innovation, R&D, and technology transfer, please contact Mike Coyne or Jack Malan.
Examples of our work in the area of innovation, R&D, IPR and technology transfer include:
- Comprehensive review of clusters strategy for the North West England region – CSES carried out a detailed mapping assessment of key sectors in the North West England and helped define a strategy for their future growth and development for the North West Regional Development Agency
- Sunrise Valley, Lithuania - assignment to develop a knowledge cluster focusing on the IT, biotechnology and laser technology sectors. The work involved carrying out a feasibility study, as well as the preparation of an investment and development plan and management framework
- Essex Technopole - assignment for the Essex Economic Partnership to devise a strategy to develop an Essex Technopole, a comprehensive strategy for business incubation and technology transfer based on 5-6 clusters - telecommunications, high tech engineering, manufacturing, etc.
- Making IPR Work for SMEs – assisting the IPR Enforcement Expert Group to identify and analyse good practice in supporting SMEs in their development and enforcement of intellectual property rights and to formulate a series of recommendations for policy makers and support agencies.