launch event - 13 January 2021
There is an increasing body of evidence suggesting that weaknesses in technology and knowledge diffusion in OECD countries are weighing on productivity growth and innovation, particularly among firms that are distant from the technological frontier (whether global or national). This weakens the capacity of OECD countries to adapt to meet future challenges and undermines inclusive growth. It is, therefore, necessary to examine whether current tools for innovation policy are too narrowly focused, targeting mainly research and development as well as science- and technology-based interventions. To empower firms in all types of regions to benefit from global trends and technological change, a broad‑based innovation policy also needs to be flexible enough to adapt to the different capacity and innovation ecosystems in different regions and cities.
Workshops and expert papers underlying the publication:
1. Fostering innovation in less developed regions
• Slavo Radosevic: Fostering innovation in less-developed and low institutional capacity regions: Challenges and opportunities
• Lena Tsipouri: Fostering innovation in less-developed regions (with low institutional capacity)
2. Building, embedding and reshaping global value chains
• Riccardo Crescenzi & Oliver Harman: Move On Up! Building, Embedding and Reshaping Global Value Chains Through Investment Flows: Insights for regional innovation policies
• Sandrine Labory & Patrizio Bianchi: What policies, initiatives or programmes can support attracting, embedding and reshaping GVCs in regions?
3. Developing strategies for industrial transition
• David Audretsch: What works in innovation policy? New insights for regions and cities: Developing strategies for industrial transition
• Charles Wessner & Thomas Howell: Smart specializaiton in U.S. regional policy: successes, setbacks and best practices
4. Managing disruptive technologies
• Pantelis Koutroumpis and François Lafond: Disruptive technologies and regional innovation policy
• Jennifer Clark: From Theory to Practice: What Policies Can Prepare Regions for the Challenges and Opportunities Associated with Disruptive Technologes?
5. Experimental Governance
• Kevin Morgan: Experimental governance and territorial development
• David Wolfe: Experimental governance: Conceptual approaches and practical cases
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For further information or comment, please contact Alexander C. Lembcke [email@example.com].
This project was produced with the financial assistance of the European Union.