Read the latest blogs from the IGL network.

Key lessons to drive digital transformation of SMEs through the experimental approach

By Alexandra Muñoz, Marieke Goettsch, Edoardo Trimarchi on Thursday, 23 March 2023.

As digital transformation for SMEs become more important than ever, we collaborated with the Inter-American Development Bank to support policymakers in Argentina, Jamaica and Uruguay to apply the experimental approach to their technology adoption programs.

The governance system of Latin American innovation agencies

By Hugo Cuello on Wednesday, 25 January 2023.

Innovation agencies are gradually gaining prominence in Latin America and the Caribbean. The issue of the capabilities of these innovation agencies in the region is of great importance and has been notoriously under-researched. Our latest research highlights certain factors that influence the modus operandi of the innovation agencies that form the Latin American Network of Innovation Agencies (RELAI).

Mapping the road ahead for innovation agencies

By Alex Glennie on Wednesday, 25 January 2023.

At IGL we have long been interested in the question of what innovation agencies do, and how they can successfully drive innovation, entrepreneurship and productivity within their societies and economies. Over the past few years, we have explored this topic in depth, building on earlier Nesta research that looked at the different roles and approaches taken by innovation agencies around the world.

The future roles of European innovation agencies must be led by the needs of innovators

By Nyangala Zolho on Wednesday, 25 January 2023.

Our latest research looks at the changing roles of innovation agencies in Europe. One key take away is that to keep up with the rate of change, be it technological or societal, their identities in the future must be led by the needs of the innovators they look to support.

Building a community of experimental innovation agencies: insights from IGL’s work with TAFTIE

By Alex Glennie on Thursday, 22 December 2022.

Innovation agencies are responsible for catalysing the development of innovations designed to address unmet societal and economic needs. They fund and support entrepreneurs, companies and other actors to develop, test and scale new products, services and ideas. But how do they ensure that they are continuously learning and innovating themselves?

Three recommendations to improve Spain's Public Policy Evaluation Bill

By Sara Garcia Arteagoitia, Hugo Cuello, Edoardo Trimarchi on Tuesday, 6 September 2022.

Spain is on the verge of passing new legislation on policy evaluation. This represents a great opportunity to create the framework that will allow Spain to evaluate its policies and learn more about their impact - but the text is in need of improvement.