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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Cities: new players in science and technology diplomacy
Cities are increasingly becoming active players in science and technology diplomacy. This move is welcomed, especially if it puts innovation as part of the equation. Cities are becoming active players in finding new solutions to complex problems related to rapid urbanization. Co-developing science and technology, municipal governments are engaging in finding ways to overcome traffic congestion, prevent flash … Continue reading
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