Improving the absorptive capacity of regions and organisations is a major mechanism for accelerating innovation, raising productivity, and economic growth. The present World Bank working paper discusses trade flows, foreign direct investment (FDI),
The MIT-Portugal Program is an international collaboration seeking to demonstrate that an investment in science, technology and higher education can have a positive, lasting impact on the economy by addressing key societal issues through quality education and research in the emerging field of engineering systems.
An emerging approach to identifying, funding and commercializing university-based innovation is proving quite effective at seeding new companies, according to research conducted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Max Planck Institute of Economics.
According to ScientificCommons project “about page”, its major aim is to develop the world’s largest communication medium for scientific knowledge products which is freely accessible to the public.
In a latest interview, written by Lori Valigra, in Science|Business, an independent news service focused on technology transfer, Leon Sandler the executive director of MIT’s Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation is explaining how the Center is operating and why is considered to be a global best practice. Sandler argues also on the issue if the model of MIT’s Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation can be transferred to other regions outside the village, as MIT is mentioned.
Future competitive advantage will depend on “innovation networks” — individuals and organizations outside a company that can help it solve problems and find new ideas for creating growth, according to Larry Huston, managing partner of consulting firm 4INNO.
More and more OECD governments are giving firms tax breaks to drive innovation while cutting their direct spending on business research and development (R&D), and are also encouraging public research organisations to commercialise their inventions, according to a new OECD report.
The eighth edition of the Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard