Holistic Innovation Policy

Holistic Innovation Policy

Professor Susana Borras publishes the book: Holistic Innovation Policy. Holistic Innovation Policy puts forward a novel framework for the design and analysis of innovation policy. It provides a theoretically anchored foundation for the design of holistic innovation policy by identifying the core problems that tend to afflict innovations and the activities of innovation systems, including the unintended consequences of policy itself. As most of the current innovation policies focus on few determinants of innovation processes, this is a necessary stepping stone for the identification of viable, relevant, and down-to-earth policy solutions.Rather than presenting a recipe or ‘how-to’ guide, this book offers a critical analysis of policy instruments and their choice in innovation policy design, and considers the ways in which policy might be providing solutions to problems in systems of innovation. Exploring areas such as knowledge production and R&D, education, training and skills development, demand-side activities, interaction and innovation networks, changing institutions and regulations, and the public financing of early stage innovations, its critical and novel perspective serves policy-makers, scholars, and those interested in the design of innovation policy.

• Focuses on innovation policy, a topic that is often overlooked in academic literature, providing a valuable resource for policy-makers
• Brings forward a theoretical basis for the analysis and design of innovation policy, providing a method to identify problems that should be addressed by public action
• Presents a holistic view of innovation policy and considers a range of possible unexpected consequences of policy itself

 

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The Falkands Islands

The Falkands Islands

Mrs. Sukey Cameron MBE the UK Representative of the Falkland Islands Government announced that she will  retire from the post in October 2019, after 36 years of service within FIG, 29 of which were as UK Representative. Wishing her having great time ahead, we  extend sincere thanks for the highly  appreciated cooperation on the issues of innovation for sustainable growth of the Falklands Islands  as one of the  Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union.

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Innovation systems in countries of the Global South

Innovation systems in countries of the Global South

A methodological guide for diagnosing innovation systems was produced for policymakers and experts. This guide was developed on the basis of a literature review, an electronic consultation of nearly 300 people (researchers, rural development professionals, representatives of farmer organizations and civil society, entrepreneurs) from across the world, and an expert workshop of some 30 people held in Paris in June 2018.

The results were discussed at the FAO’s ‘International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers: Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals’, held in Rome from 21 to 23 November, 2018.

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Blue planet future

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Future of the blue planet on the table

EUR 590 million have so far been engaged under EU development policy to promote better ocean governance with non-EU countries and over EUR 500 million on marine research under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The blue ocean economy offers significant opportunities for sustainable, innovative growth and decent jobs.

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