Cities are increasingly becoming active players in science and technology diplomacy. This move is welcomed, especially if it puts innovation as part of the equation. Cities are becoming active players in finding new solutions to complex problems related to rapid urbanization. Co-developing science and technology, municipal governments are engaging in finding ways to overcome traffic congestion, prevent flash … Continue reading
Tag Archives: venture capital
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
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
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
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