The target of this report, commissioned by Technopolis Group on behalf of Deutsches Elektronen Synchroton (DESY), was to understand how Scientific Service Companies (SSCs) can be created and grow. Research in Commercial Analytical Research Organisations (CAROs), Contract Research Organisations (CROs) and Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) helped identifying SSCs in the area of New Materials, which were used as a case to understand at least one segment of the market, which may be used as a pilot to expand to other sectors as well.
The S3CoP is the central node on guidance, networking, support, and peer-learning on S3, covering its conceptual development and its implementation. The S3 CoP builds on the decade-long experience on S3 and brings it forward with a fresh approach. The S3 CoP provides practitioners with a broad set of strategic services, by understanding their needs and co-designing solutions on any relevant S3 aspect. The S3 CoP aims at reaching out to all quadruple-helix stakeholders interested in Smart Specialisation and creating a space for learning and advancing together.