What Research and Innovation Policy Responses?
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What Research and Innovation Policy Responses?

The Covid-19 pandemic is no longer a global health crisis alone. It is also a socio-economic crisis, on the top of an environmental crisis. Few days ago, the OECD organized a virtual workshop bringing together national policy makers and experts in research and innovation (R&I) policies. The leading questions formulated by the organizers were: What … Continue reading

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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