Does a scientific approach to business experimentation affect startups' performance? What is the effect of extending the use of a scientific approach on team validation?
To what extent does patent protection change product market outcomes?
The granting of patent rights is a central public policy tool to incentivise innovation, but the incentive that patents offer works indirectly. Rather than directly subsidising R&D costs (as in other mechanisms, such as tax credits), or attempting to make up for any differences between the public and private incentives to research, patents provide incentive through product market protection.
Can subtle non-monetary nudges be used to influence intrapreneurial behaviour in a large corporation?
Intrapreneurship, or bottom-up entrepreneurial activities by employees from existing firms, can be an important source of innovation and organisational growth. Management of intrapreneurship, however, is highly complex as it is typically considered discretionary behaviour and is generally not formalised in job descriptions. Innovation competitions is one way to stimulate this type of behaviour within firms
Is there an effect of incubator spaces on the survival of startups and their economic performance? And if so, why?
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We suggest three main areas of action which should be explored by those managing R&D and innovation budgets in order to increase their impact.
Over the last four years at the Innovation Growth Lab, we've started learning valuable lessons from experiments about how to best support innovation, entrepreneurship, and business growth.
Part two of our two-part blog series on the insights gained from innovation agencies designing new or improved policy schemes supporting SME innovation, and testing these using randomised controlled trials (RCTs). We share what can be taken away for future innovation policy when evaluating business support programmes.