From our blog

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Albert and James explore what the new EU funding for experimental innovation support means for innovation agencies and evidence.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Read the first blog from an IGL funded trial into the effects of online-based entrepreneurship programmes from the Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship.

Monday, 9 October 2017

What effect do tools and training have on the Kenyan furniture industry? The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics launches a trial funded by IGL.

IGL2018 Global Conference
On 12-14 June in Boston, MA, IGL will host its third annual Global Conference to showcase and debate the latest trends and cutting-edge ideas in innovation, entrepreneurship and growth policy, and the power of experimentation to transform this space.
Experimental innovation and growth policy
Despite the importance of innovation and high-growth entrepeneurship for economic growth, there is still too little evidence on how best to support them. We believe that we need a more experimental approach to innovation and growth policy, trialling new instruments but also evaluating them more rigorously.

Our partners

IGL is an international initiative led by Nesta in partnership with several public and private organisations around the world.

Our research network

The IGL Research Network includes researchers from around the world working on randomised trials related to innovation, high-growth entrepreneurship and growth.




  • Christina Ungerer
    Constance University of Applied Sciences IST Institute for Strategic Innovation & Technology Management
  • Albina Khairullina
    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Howard Haines
  • Adriana Camacho
    Universidad de los Andes