How to design research and innovation policies in order to address grand social challenges? What new types of policy instruments are needed? What new combinations of old and new approaches? What is the real transformative capacity of research and innovation actors? And what are the organizational dynamics and dilemmas that are associated to this new … Continue reading
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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
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
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
The New Impact Agenda and its Challenges
Many research funding agencies have recently adopted what I define here as the new impact agenda. Naturally, funding agencies want to know what is the impact of the research they have funded. The new impact agenda is ambitious and demanding, but it has some important challenges too. To be sure, assessing the impact of research … Continue reading