If they want to have an impact, innovation mappers need to be more bee-like in their work, laboriously collecting facts and connecting them...
Albert and James explore what the new EU funding for experimental innovation support means for innovation agencies and evidence.
In June 2017, we hosted IGL2017. IGL's Director, Albert explores the three important ingredients for making innovation policy more innovative, and explains why IGL2017 is an important part of the conversation.
Every year we spend quite a lot of time thinking about the key challenges that innovation policymakers face. These are some of the questions that we think are important, and that we will be discussing at the IGL2017 Global Conference in Barcelona on 13-14 June:
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.
There is growing public concern about the challenges the economy of the future presents. From automation to rising inequalities, governments are looking for ways to tackle these issues while rekindling growth rates that have been, in many advanced economies, sluggish.
Our estimates for the spending on business support across the European Union, based on our research for the UK, indicate that as much as €152 billion were spent in 2014. In this blog, we explore what this means for Europe, and what could be done better.