Technopolis carries out high quality, practical research and uses this work to provide knowledge-based advice and management support services to policy makers and those responsible for developing policy into practice. Technopolis specialises in policy in the science, technology and innovation fields. It has built on these foundations to develop a wider understanding of the ways in which such policies can be applied to create economic and social development. Technopolis supports the entire policy development and implementation cycle from initial concepts through policy development and programme design to management and evaluation. In this context, Technopolis also analyses and advises on issues related to the system of Intellectual Property Rights, including counterfeiting/piracy. The Technopolis Group is a European organisation with a staff of over 70, located in Amsterdam, Ankara, Brighton, Brussels, Paris, Stockholm, Tallinn and Vienna. Staffs often work in multi-country and multidisciplinary teams. Firms in the group have working experience of nearly forty countries. As a result, we bring an international perspective to our projects at the regional, national and international level.