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
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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
Simplistic Innovation Cheer
The global innovation index GII 2016 was published in mid-august. It aggregated index shows that Denmark is number 8 in the world, and therefore among the top countries when it comes to innovation. A similar picture emerged some weeks before when Denmark was voted number 2 among the 28 EU countries in the overall aggregated … 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
Who learns from (research) program evaluations?
We still know very little about who, what and how is being learned from the extensive evaluation of governmental programs. Our recent findings show that only two out of four types of learners actually learn, and that they learn different things. This is good and bad. Many governments have increased their efforts on evaluating policy … Continue reading