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Thursday, 9 November 2017

We don’t typically write blogs to announce new European funding programmes, but the H2020 2018-20

IGL Projects

IGL is undertaking and supporting a number of randomised trials globally.

What is the effectiveness of goal setting and accountability to promoting business growth and learning outcomes?

Is there an effect of incubator spaces on the survival of startups and their economic performance? And if so, why?

Can a more focused, mini-accelerator programme be an effective and low-cost approach to increase startups’ growth?

What is the impact of different types of knowledge transfer activities on the number and quality of business-science interactions?

What is the impact of different types of entrepreneurial training programmes? Do training programmes on business skills or non-cognitive entrepreneurial skills have similar effects?

How do different types of proximity impact collaboration and knowledge generation? How should we design research campuses to maximize the probability of breakthrough innovation taking place?

Research network

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


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