“It started with a visit to a shopping mall,” began Robert Dur, our afternoon keynote speaker at the IGL Winter Research Meeting in Amsterdam. Eszter Czibor rounds up our latest event - the IGL Winter Research Meeting.
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A new wave of policy experimentation is underway across the EU. The European Commission is funding 13 projects led by agencies from 8 different European countries who have been selected to trial new innovation support programmes. Last week, they all met in Brussels for the kick-off meeting.
We’re glad to announce that we will be supporting Taftie’s new task force on experiments. We will help the network of European innovation agencies through a two-year long programme of workshops on experimentation. The programme will be a blend of capacity building, peer exchanges of ideas, and a platform for participants to launch experiments in their own home countries.
We are very pleased to announce that the UK Business Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Innovate UK have now opened the third round of the Business Basics Fund.
It’s not always easy to find reliable and robust experimental research which we can use to learn what works in different contexts. Therefore, to encourage evidence-based policymaking, we have updated our database and include over 150 Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) in the field of innovation, entrepreneurship and growth.
What comes first to mind when we hear the words “technology adoption”? Answers tend to range widely, from a new machine, to a resistant seed variety, to an online payment method, but they rarely include organisational practices. However, besides using new inputs or processes for the production of goods and the delivery of services, we can also improve firm productivity by changing its “management technology”.
Technology adoption is deeply intertwined with growth and productivity: differences in the speed with which technologies diffuse can explain a large share of the differences in wealth between countries.
Cross-sectoral partnerships are essential for the future of innovation. This three part blog series is here to convince you that cross-sectoral partnerships are desirable, that they are possible, but generally speaking will not happen on their own.
Are you working on an experiment exploring entrepreneurship, business productivity, innovation, the science of science, or related topics? Then read our five reasons why you should apply to present at our Winter Research Meeting on 21 November at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.