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Making research, innovation and entrepreneurship policy in the big data era: a summary of the discussion at the IGL2017 Global Conference

By Juan Mateos-Garcia on Wednesday, 5 July 2017.

The data revolution is transforming our economy and society, from the way we shop to the way we date. But what about Research, Innovation and Growth policy? Juan Mateos-Garcia summarises his session from IGL2017.

Promoting experimentation in government – learning from Canada’s experience

By Giulio Quaggiotto and Shatha Alhashmi on Wednesday, 7 June 2017.

Back in 2015, the Canadian Prime Minister publicly released, for the first time, his instructions to all his ministers. Among these instructions, entitled mandate letters, one was particularly relevant to experimentation. It was addressed to the President of the Treasury Board of Canada, and it stated:

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

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

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.

Good people or good ideas? Which makes for a good startup?

By Linus Dahlander, Christoph Ihl, Rajshri Jayaraman & Viktoria Boss on Thursday, 2 March 2017.

Entrepreneurship is a major source of job creation and is considered to be an engine of economic growth and innovation. As a result, there is no shortage of initiatives to promote it. Governments across the world spend billions subsidizing entrepreneurial activities, companies increasingly introduce measures to encourage workers to engage in entrepreneurship, and investors are constantly on the lookout for potential “winners”.

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