The multiple roles of the state in the governance of transformation
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The multiple roles of the state in the governance of transformation

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

Danish Innovation Policy: More strategic focus needed
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Danish Innovation Policy: More strategic focus needed

The awaited peer review of the Danish Research and Innovation (R&I) system has been recently concluded. A group of top-level experts spent almost one year looking at the Danish innovation system. Their conclusions are clear: Denmark has a very strong innovation system but its innovation policy needs more strategic focus. The report starts praising the … Continue reading

Accelerate Europe!
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Accelerate Europe!

EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas visited Copenhagen few days ago. In the open panel debate at Copenhagen University we discussed three ideas for the future EU policy after H2020: the link between research¬†and education, mission-oriented research, and the European Innovation Council.¬†In my intervention about the proposed innovation council I argued that something is missing: Europe is … Continue reading