Read the latest blogs from the IGL network.

Creating opportunities to realise the innovative potential

By Nyangala Zolho on Wednesday, 9 August 2023.

The Innovation Growth Lab (IGL) is looking for experimentation partners to pilot and test interventions that look to address one of the biggest innovation challenges across developed economies: expanding and diversifying the R&D sector’s workforce and talent. We want to help grow a much needed evidence base on how to best inspire innovators of diverse backgrounds to enter and remain in innovative and high-growth sectors.

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Showing Life Opportunities: Improving outcomes in online learning at scale in High School - focus on the system

By Igor Asanov, Anastasiya-Mariya Asanov, Thomas Åstebro, Guido Buenstorf, Bruno Crépon, Francisco Pablo Flores T., David McKenzie, Mona Mensmann, Mathis Schulte on Monday, 17 July 2023.

How to organise education online when students cannot go to school? While massive online open courses struggle from low completion rates among voluntary learners, compulsory education at school demands new approaches. Our international research team had to search for these new approaches as we decided to help students in their final years of high school in Ecuador to finish school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key lessons to drive digital transformation of SMEs through the experimental approach

By Alexandra Muñoz, Marieke Goettsch, Edoardo Trimarchi on Thursday, 23 March 2023.

As digital transformation for SMEs become more important than ever, we collaborated with the Inter-American Development Bank to support policymakers in Argentina, Jamaica and Uruguay to apply the experimental approach to their technology adoption programs.

The governance system of Latin American innovation agencies

By Hugo Cuello on Wednesday, 25 January 2023.

Innovation agencies are gradually gaining prominence in Latin America and the Caribbean. The issue of the capabilities of these innovation agencies in the region is of great importance and has been notoriously under-researched. Our latest research highlights certain factors that influence the modus operandi of the innovation agencies that form the Latin American Network of Innovation Agencies (RELAI).

Mapping the road ahead for innovation agencies

By Alex Glennie on Wednesday, 25 January 2023.

At IGL we have long been interested in the question of what innovation agencies do, and how they can successfully drive innovation, entrepreneurship and productivity within their societies and economies. Over the past few years, we have explored this topic in depth, building on earlier Nesta research that looked at the different roles and approaches taken by innovation agencies around the world.