Horizontal Thinking
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Horizontal Thinking

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

Accelerate Europe!
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Accelerate Europe!

EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas visited Copenhagen few days ago. In the open panel debate at Copenhagen University we discussed three ideas for the future EU policy after H2020: the link between research and education, mission-oriented research, and the European Innovation Council. In my intervention about the proposed innovation council I argued that something is missing: Europe is … Continue reading

Venture Philanthropy: A New Approach to Funding Innovation
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Venture Philanthropy: A New Approach to Funding Innovation

Venture Philanthropy is a new approach to funding innovation. It helps bridging the gap between the traditional philanthropic funding of scientific research, and the venture capital funding of innovation. A path breaking article shows how it works, as well as its pros and cons. Venture Philanthropy is a mix between philanthropy and venture capital in … Continue reading