IGL is delighted to partner with BEIS and Innovate UK to run the Business Basics Fund - James Phipps explains why this new fund is such an important step forward for experimental policymaking.
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As part of Nesta's annual prediction series, IGL's Teo Firpo, together with Laurie Smith, predict that in 2019, innovation funding will be increasingly randomised.
What is the best way to support SMEs adopt Artificial Intelligence technologies? Which nudges encourage employees to develop new ideas within their organisations? Can algorithms improve labour matching platforms? In the 21st century, policymakers face tough challenges, but they also count with a new set of tools from digital to behavioural to tackle them. However, it’s important to test these new projects and gather enough evidence to support policymakers to make more informed decisions.
The IGL Winter Research Meeting, held on 13th December in London this year, brought together a group of researchers to discuss experimental research aimed at improving our understanding of the drivers of innovation, entrepreneurship and growth, and some potential interventions to accelerate these.
Evidence-based policy is only as good as the quality of the evidence it is based on. But is most evidence of high quality? And what (and whom) even measures the quality of evidence?
Michael Menietti, Research Scientist of the Crowd Innovation Lab at Harvard University looks at the gender gap in crowdsourcing following his presentation at the Research Meeting IGL2018.
Technology transfer offices have come a long way since their inception in the USA in the 1970s and 1980s. Now they form part of a much broader and more structured system of knowledge and people exchange between universities and the wider world of which immediate financial return and intellectual property are only two components.
How do habits of perspective affect useful creativity? IGL Grants Programme grantee Charlie Ebert outlines why their trial looks at the effects of habitual perspective on creativity.
Reflections on the feedback collected in Boston during the 'Simulation for innovation policy' session at IGL2018.
There are two necessary ingredients for any entrepreneurial endeavour: good people and good ideas. The two may be complementary in that good people are more likely to generate good ideas. But the best of ideas may not translate into a successful business if they lie in the hands of the wrong team.