Evidence-based policy is only as good as the quality of the evidence it is based on. But is most evidence of high quality? And what (and whom) even measures the quality of evidence?
Read the latest blogs from the IGL network.
Michael Menietti, Research Scientist of the Crowd Innovation Lab at Harvard University looks at the gender gap in crowdsourcing following his presentation at the Research Meeting IGL2018.
Technology transfer offices have come a long way since their inception in the USA in the 1970s and 1980s. Now they form part of a much broader and more structured system of knowledge and people exchange between universities and the wider world of which immediate financial return and intellectual property are only two components.
How do habits of perspective affect useful creativity? IGL Grants Programme grantee Charlie Ebert outlines why their trial looks at the effects of habitual perspective on creativity.
Reflections on the feedback collected in Boston during the 'Simulation for innovation policy' session at IGL2018.
There are two necessary ingredients for any entrepreneurial endeavour: good people and good ideas. The two may be complementary in that good people are more likely to generate good ideas. But the best of ideas may not translate into a successful business if they lie in the hands of the wrong team.
It’s difficult to summarise all the discussions at IGL2018 in Boston. With over 70 speakers, 10 keynotes and debates, 14 hand-on practical sessions, and participants from more than 20 countries, there was plenty of interesting conversations both on stage and during the breaks.
Steve Rader, speaker at IGL2018, outlines the seven ideas that were helpful to their group at NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation. as they scaled up their Open Innovation programme.
Reflecting on our latest event, IGL2018, James Phipps discusses some thoughts after his session on experimentation, vouchers and randomised controlled trials.
It was a privilege to attend the 2018 Innovation Growth Lab Conference (IGL2018) that took place at the Harvard Business School and MIT campuses from the 12-14 of June. The experience was — in a word — inspiring. The calibre of people and organisations in attendance as well as the quality of the work presented made it difficult to focus on one aspect to write about.
We thought we had a great idea to spur innovation and growth in the informal furniture sector in Kenya: we opened and operated a tool library in the informal furniture district in Nairobi, Kenya. The tool library, aptly named “WorkShop”, offers capital in the form of access to quality, industrial grade tools, as well as skills in the form of training classes from a five-week curriculum on business practices, technical skills and customer management.