IGL2018 Global Conference

IGL2018 will bring together senior policymakers, practitioners and researchers from across the globe to explore future innovation and entrepreneurship policies.

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IGL, in collaboration with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the World Bank Group, and the Harvard Innovation Science Laboratory, will hold its annual conference in Boston, MA on June 12-14.
Building on the success of last year’s IGL2017, IGL2018 will bring together 250 senior policymakers, practitioners and researchers from over 30 countries to:
  • Learn about the next generation of innovation and entrepreneurship policies.
  • Engage in wide-ranging discussions on crucial policy challenges including automation, inclusive economic growth, directing public innovation funding, and smart regulation to support innovation.
  • Improve their organisation’s capability to design policies that deliver measurable impact, using different tools such as randomised controlled trials and big data.
  • Meet a global community of peers to learn from and share experiences with.

The first day, ​Tuesday 12 June,  will host the IGL Research Meeting - an an academic meeting with presentations of design-stage, ongoing and completed randomised controlled trials.

The conference's main day, on Wednesday 13 June, will bring together all participants in a series of plenary and interactive parallel sessions.

The final day, on Thursday 14 June, will be the IGL Policy & Practice Learning Lab – a practical day of workshops tailored specifically to policy-makers and practitioners working in this space.