From our blog

Friday, 26 January 2018

What effect do entrepreneurship programmes have in developing countries? Researchers from Bocconi University discuss the impact of soft-skills training for microentrepreneurs in Jamaica.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Researchers from Bocconi University outline the first steps of their randomised controlled trial into the effects of a scientific approach on entrepreneurial experimentation, funded by the IGL Grants Programme.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Albert and James explore what the new EU funding for experimental innovation support means for innovation agencies and evidence.

IGL2018 Global Conference
On 12-14 June in Boston, MA, IGL will host its third annual Global Conference to showcase and debate the latest trends and cutting-edge ideas in innovation, entrepreneurship and growth policy, and the power of experimentation to transform this space.
Experimental innovation and growth policy
Despite the importance of innovation and high-growth entrepeneurship for economic growth, there is still too little evidence on how best to support them. We believe that we need a more experimental approach to innovation and growth policy, trialling new instruments but also evaluating them more rigorously.

Our partners

IGL is an international initiative led by Nesta in partnership with several public and private organisations around the world.

Our research network

The IGL Research Network includes researchers from around the world working on randomised trials related to innovation, high-growth entrepreneurship and growth.



  • Michael Leatherbee
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Asif Mehedi
    University of Virginia Darden School of Business
  • Subrat Rout
    Crosslinks Foundation
  • Viktoria Boss
    TUHH Institute of Entrepreneurship