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 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
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
New Times for University Rankings?
University rankings have become a widespread phenomenon during the past decade. Even if criticised for their lack of transparency and methodological bias, these rankings have rapidly grown in influence. A recent independent auditing of university rankings issued few days ago culminates several years of work towards improving the reliability and the accountability of this sector. … Continue reading