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Don't overlook local skills: Effective policies to improve business practices

By Hugo Cuello on Monday, 15 April 2019.

Small businesses face significant challenges and constraints. Managerial and business skills are crucial elements that affect whether a firm survives and increases their profits. Given this, many business training programmes have been developed and implemented across the globe. But how successful are these programmes?

New experiments are shaping the way we think about innovation, entrepreneurship and growth

By Hugo Cuello on Friday, 21 December 2018.

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.

Three lessons about tech transfer - insights from IGL2018

By Laurie Smith on Wednesday, 29 August 2018.

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.