innovation policy

The EU launches a new funding call for experimental innovation support programmes

By Albert Bravo-Biosca and James Phipps on Thursday, 9 November 2017.

We don’t typically write blogs to announce new European funding programmes, but the H2020 2018-2020 work programme just approved by the European Commission has good news for everyone who wants to see innovation agencies across Europe becoming more experimental and evidence-based.

Towards an experimental culture in government: reflections on and from practice

By Jesper Christiansen, Bas Leurs, Giulio Qiaggiotto on Thursday, 27 April 2017.

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Recent years have seen a growing interest and increasing uptake of experimental methods in government. Around the world, we see a growing number of governments taking up experimental approaches to tackle complex issues and generate better public outcomes.

As much as €152 billion is spent across Europe supporting businesses: but does it work?

By Teo Firpo and Thomas Beevers on Friday, 11 March 2016.

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Our estimates for the spending on business support across the European Union, based on our research for the UK, indicate that as much as €152 billion were spent in 2014. In this blog, we explore what this means for Europe, and what could be done better.

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