Susana Borrás and Charles’ book chapter with the title “Innovation Policy for Knowledge Production and R&D: the Investment Portfolio Approach” is now available for preview as a CIRCLE Working Paper. Who produces scientific and technical knowledge these days? What type of knowledge is being produced and for what purposes? Why are firms and governments funding … Continue reading
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Education, Training and Skills in Innovation Policy
A paper by Susana Borrás and Charles Edquist has been published by Science and Public Policy through the journal’s “Advanced Access” service last 15 July 2014. The article, entitled “Education, Training and Skills in Innovation Policy” will be included in the succeeding issue of the journal. The abstract reads: The main question that guides this … Continue reading
Book Chapter: A holistic innovation policy – why, what and how?
A chapter by Charles entitled “A holistic innovation policy – why, what and how?” (in Swedish “En helhetlig innovationspolitik – varför, vad och hur?”) was published in an edited volume last July 1st in Almedalen. The book is entitled “Position Sweden – on innovation, sustainability and labor market – a debate anthology” (In Swedish “Position … Continue reading
The choice of innovation policy instruments is now published in Technological Forecasting and Social Change!
Authors: Susana Borrás and Charles Edquist Abstract: The purpose of this article is to discuss the different types of instruments of innovation policy, to examine how governments and public agencies in different countries and different times have used these instruments differently, to explore the political nature of instrument choice and design (and associated issues), and … Continue reading
Chapter 10: La Commande Publique Pour L’innovation: Une Politique Orientée Par La Demande
This article has also been published in French in November 2012 by FutuRIS! Edquist C., Zabala-Iturriagagoitia, J. M. (December 2012): Public Procurement for Innovation (PPI) as Mission-oriented Innovation Policy. Research Policy. Vol. 41, Issue 10, pp. 1757-1769 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004873331200220X See abstract in French below: Résumé Ce chapitre porte sur la commande publique pour l’innovation, décrite comme une <politique … Continue reading
Public Procurement for Innovation as a Mission-oriented Innovation Policy
Authors: Charles Edquist and Jon Mikel Zabala-Iturriagagoitia This article focuses on Public Procurement for Innovation as a relevant demand-side instrument to be exploited in the mitigation of grand challenges. It intends to provide some clarification on what should (and what should not) be regarded as innovation procurement. It defines what is meant by Public Procurement … Continue reading
Design of Innovation Policy Through Diagnostic Analysis: Identification of Systemic Problems (or failures)
“Activities” in innovation systems are the determinants of the development and diffusion of innovations. Examples are R&D, provision of organizations and institutions, financing of innovations, incubation, etc. These activities are partly performed by private organizations and partly by public organizations, the latter performing tasks that constitute innovation policy. As a basis for innovation policy, the … Continue reading