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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Learning about problem-oriented innovation
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
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