Working Paper

PUBLIC PROCUREMENT FOR INNOVATION: LESSONS FROM THE PROCUREMENT OF NAVIGABLE STORM SURGE BARRIER

Public Procurement for Innovation (PPI) is a powerful, underutilized demand-side innovation policy instrument that can be used to stimulate innovation, meet sectoral policy goals and mitigate grand challenges. Further research is required to analyze how PPI contributes to these goals and how it operates in practice; more case studies are needed to achieve this. We … Continue reading

New Working paper on innovation-related public procurement by Charles
Working Paper

New Working paper on innovation-related public procurement by Charles

In the paper innovation-related public procurement as an innovation policy instrument is discussed. Five types of public procurement are defined and discussed: Regular public procurement (PP) – from the shelf Public Procurement for Innovation (PPI) a) Direct b) Catalytic Innovation-friendly (regular) PP Pre-Commercial R&D procurement (PCP) (although this is actually a research policy instrument) It … Continue reading

Working Paper: Institutions and Regulations in Innovation Systems: Effects, Problems and Innovation Policy Design
Working Paper

Working Paper: Institutions and Regulations in Innovation Systems: Effects, Problems and Innovation Policy Design

Susana and Charles’ new article has now been published as a CIRCLE Working Paper. Abstract: Institutions (including regulations) are constitutive elements of innovation systems, and therefore cornerstones of innovation policy. Focusing on (soft and hard) regulation, the paper identifies the most salient regulatory areas from the perspective of the innovation system. When asking about the … Continue reading

Book Chapter: Innovation Policy for Knowledge Production and R&D: the Investment Portfolio Approach
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Book Chapter: Innovation Policy for Knowledge Production and R&D: the Investment Portfolio Approach

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

Circle Working Paper: Efficiency of Research and Innovation Systems for Economic Growth and Employment
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Circle Working Paper: Efficiency of Research and Innovation Systems for Economic Growth and Employment

Based on the series of meetings with the European Research and Innovation Area Committee (ERAC), Charles has produced a final report in the form of a working paper entitled: “Efficiency of Research and Innovation Systems for Economic Growth and Employment”. He also presented this report at the Eu-SPRI (European Forum for Studies of Policies for … Continue reading