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This study was commissioned by the Innovation Directorate of the European Commission's DG Enterprise. The overall purpose of the study was:
- to synthesise the new approaches to innovation policy required by, and being implemented within, a knowledge-based and creative society;
- to identify and review the links between innovation policy and other policies, in particular those policies relating to the legal and regulatory framework for innovation, with a view to providing analytical pointers for further co-ordination.

The study proceeded by using a number of methods:
- Literature review was used to identify issues, debates and relevant evidence, and brief accounts of each topic prepared;
- Case studies were used to examine concrete cases of the intersection of these policy areas and innovation; and
- A High Level Working Group (HLWG) of senior academics, industrialists and policymakers, was convened to meet and discuss these issues, drawing on the material prepared.

The report focuses on innovation and its relation to policy and policymaking. As innovation is affected by factors outside specific 'innovation policy' it is argued that a 'third generation innovation policy', highlighting innovation in all policy areas, must be developed.

It is published as 'Innovation Papers no 28', within the 'Innovation/SMEs' programme, part of the Fifth Research Framework Programme.

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, Louis Lengrand & Associés, Versailles (FR);No author stated, PREST, University of Manchester (GB);No author stated, Association Nationale de la Recherche Technique (ANRT), Paris (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17052 EN (2003), pp.218. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, Enterprise DG, Documentation Centre Fax: (+32 2) 29 69930 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-4549-1
Record Number: 200316079 / Last updated on: 2003-03-26
Original language: en
Available languages: en