Denmark’s future massive investments in green technologies aim at fostering its industry’s competitiveness and mitigating climate change. And it is a turning point for the country’s innovation policy as well. Since its new “Climate law” of December 2019, the Danish government has been busy planning a number of large investments in green technologies. The Covid-19 … Continue reading
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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
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
A new book on theoretical foundations of innovation policy.
It is with great pleasure to announce that Charles Edquist and I have submitted the manuscript that will be published as a new book at Oxford University Press. This co-authored book is the fruit of several years of work. Our motivation is based on the belief that the theoretical foundations of innovation policy have for a … Continue reading
We need to think horizontally when designing innovation policy. This was my main takeaway from the recent “Regional Innovation Forum for Europe and Central Asia”. The conference was organized by the World Bank and the European Investment Bank in Bratislava (Slovakia) and attended by 150 policy-makers and analysts. It focused on the key issues for the … Continue reading