During the past decade there has been a call for acknowledging the entrepreneurial and directional role of the state in transformative innovation policy. However, the state might not only be acting in the single direction towards creating technological infrastructure or creating new markets: the state has other roles, but these remain largely under-explored. In a … Continue reading
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The State: Back in, or back off?
Shall the state be back in, leading missions for transformative innovation policy? Or shall the state back off, letting society lead the change? There seems to be a fundamental dilemma associated to the role of the state in relation to transformative innovation policy. The dilemma is about whether the state shall be back in the … Continue reading
Transforming Innovation Policy
Innovation policy needs to be transformed profoundly. It has to be more focused, more efficient, more effective, and able to foster deep changes addressing complex problems in our societies and economies. The question is how to do that. Many answers were given during the workshop organised by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) … Continue reading
Innovation as a Solution to Societal Challenges
This is the title of the conference celebrating the 10th anniversary of CIRCLE (Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy) at Lund university, Sweden held on November 27th. The conference was opened by the founding professors of the centre, Charles Edquist and Björn Asheim and its current director Ron Boschma. With an … Continue reading