Through our work with the European Commission to promote policy experimentation and ensure citizens’ engagement in the EU five societal missions, we gathered insights from a survey of 4600 people from six EU Countries about their motivations and attitudes to citizen engagement. This blog outlines some of the key insights from the survey.
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In IGL we’re firmly convinced that there are major benefits to experimentation in public policy, to find out what works and to make programmes work better before they are launched at scale. But it has never been clear how much our enthusiasm for experiments is shared among the wider public. We recently had the opportunity to look into this, and found that the public have a much better understanding of the need for experimentation than we’d realised.
2023 saw IGL kick off exciting new partnerships and projects, deepen relationships with longstanding collaborators, and break new ground both in how we work and our thematic areas of focus. This blog shares highlights of our year, and looks ahead to what’s on our radar for 2024.
Insights from our work on recovering "lost inventive potential" drawn from a report created to inform European policy in the wake of Brexit and resulting shifts to the creative and innovative centres of the European Union’s regions.
Our insights on driving strategic learning for transformative innovation born out of policy dialogues organised as a member of the Transformative Innovation Network
The strategic use of data is becoming indispensable. Recognising this, the European Innovation Council (EIC), in partnership with the Innovation Growth Lab (IGL), has embarked on an ambitious benchmarking study. Read how our journey is going
Learn more about our project in partnership with the European Innovation Council to provide research and evidence-based advice on data-driven, experimental, and collaborative public sector innovation processes to support the development of the EIC’s strategic intelligence.
This blog shares insights gathered from the three-day conference ‘Connect. Collaborate. Create.’, held in Paris from 19-21 October 2023, where the Innovation Growth Lab co-hosted a futures-oriented workshop aimed at identifying what decisions might need to be made today, in order to ensure the deepening of the participative pockets of R&I that exist today.
An overview of our approach to build, validate and label a five-level taxonomy of research topics in the UK, along with instructions to download and use
If we need to evaluate a programme for which no baseline data is available, can we fall back on asking survey respondents to recall their situation from a notional baseline? Rob Fuller, IGL's Evaluation Manager, discusses recent work suggesting that this approach may not just be inaccurate but actively misleading.