A scientific approach to entrepreneurial experimentation: evidence from a randomised controlled trial
Does a scientific approach to business experimentation affect startups' performance? What is the effect of extending the use of a scientific approach on team validation?
The Impact of Intellectual Property Protection on Firm Outcomes: Evidence from a Randomised Controlled Trial
To what extent does patent protection change product market outcomes?
The granting of patent rights is a central public policy tool to incentivise innovation, but the incentive that patents offer works indirectly. Rather than directly subsidising R&D costs (as in other mechanisms, such as tax credits), or attempting to make up for any differences between the public and private incentives to research, patents provide incentive through product market protection.
Corporate Nudging & Intrapreneurship
Can subtle non-monetary nudges be used to influence intrapreneurial behaviour in a large corporation?
Intrapreneurship, or bottom-up entrepreneurial activities by employees from existing firms, can be an important source of innovation and organisational growth. Management of intrapreneurship, however, is highly complex as it is typically considered discretionary behaviour and is generally not formalised in job descriptions. Innovation competitions is one way to stimulate this type of behaviour within firms
A Randomised Control Trial to Identify the Effect of Tech Incubators on Startups
Is there an effect of incubator spaces on the survival of startups and their economic performance? And if so, why?
From our blog
We suggest three main areas of action which should be explored by those managing R&D and innovation budgets in order to increase their impact.
Over the last four years at the Innovation Growth Lab, we've started learning valuable lessons from experiments about how to best support innovation, entrepreneurship, and business growth.
Read about the journey FFG embarked upon in the search for evidence through our two-blogs series! This is the second blog of the series where FFG shares about their learning experience.
Innovation Growth Lab 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 over 85 researchers from around the world working on randomised controlled trials related to innovation, high-growth entrepreneurship and growth.
Marte TobroUniversity of Oslo
Marco KleineMax Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Christian CataliniMIT Sloan School of Management
Rembrand KoningHarvard Business School
Todd PugatchOregon State University
Ferran GionesUniversity of Stuttgart
Albina KhairullinaÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Leonardo IacovoneThe World Bank
Edgar KauselPontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Ina GanguliUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
Tim SchweisfurthUniversity of Twente
Adriana MataCAF Development Bank
Cher LiNottingham University Business School
Margherita CalderoneInnovations for Poverty Action
Eric VerhoogenColumbia University
Alessandro CordovaBocconi University