Read the latest blogs from the IGL network.

Piret at IGL2019

Driving innovation and experimentation in government from a systems perspective: not only what and how, but why

By Piret Tõnurist on Friday, 14 June 2019.

Is there anyone left that thinks governments should continue as they are? That work is somehow going to slow down and we can go back to a stable environment? Piret Tõnurist outlines why governments need to adapt in this changing world.

IGL2019 Luke Nightingale at podium

Putting policy experimentation into action at IGL2019

By James Phipps on Thursday, 13 June 2019.

By now you should have gathered that at IGL we believe innovation, entrepreneurship and business growth policy would benefit from being more experimental. It will also therefore not be a surprise that this is a common theme at IGL conferences, with sessions each year showcasing policy relevant experiments and workshops that build awareness and knowledge of experimental approaches.


IGL2019: Understanding the people of innovation policy making

By Ksenia Zheltoukhova on Monday, 10 June 2019.

New ideas in innovation policymaking often seek to improve the process of discovering and measuring innovation, as well as challenge our understanding of the comparative benefits of existing approaches for the economy and society. IGL2019 speakers offered an important additional thread, sharing insights on how innovation agencies could spot, develop and support the people behind the policymaking process.

Lessons from IGL2019: improving research productivity, collaboration, commercialisation and impact

By Henry Sauermann on Monday, 10 June 2019.

During the Policy and Practice Learning Lab at IGL2019 in Berlin, we hosted a range of workshops and interactive sessions to give policymakers the opportunity to put their learning into action. Henry Sauermann, Associate Professor of Strategy at EMST Berlin, joined a panel to discuss how we understand scientists’ and researchers’ motives to improve research productivity, collboaration, commercialisation and impact.