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Policy Incentives for the Creation of Knowledge: Methods and Evidence

Objective

The ongoing global economic crisis is seriously challenging advanced capitalistic economies. In the last year the GDP has fallen at dramatic rates, creating the conditions for the upsurge of unemployment, above all in areas characterized by specialization in mature industries. According to recent growth models and empirical evidence, innovation and knowledge creation represent the main factors able to improve the competitiveness and the long run perspectives of growth of countries. Yet, innovation and technology policies have mainly been designed by relying on a supply side perspective so as to affect the creation of knowledge by providing funds to carry out R&D activities and by enhancing education and training for researchers. However, a debate has recently emerged, about the need for grafting innovation and technology policies in a demand-oriented framework. The aim of this project is to provide an original contribution to the ongoing debate, advancing the understanding of the mechanisms through which demand-based innovation policies may stimulate effective knowledge creation process, and eventually trigger competitiveness and productivity growth. To this purpose, the research activity will consist of both theoretical models and empirical analyses, the results of which should be able to inform the policy design process. We shall distinguish between public and private demand for both final and intermediate goods and services and will analyze their effects on the generation, diffusion and exploitation of technological knowledge by articulating the research activity on different dimensions (regional, sectoral and institutional). The research activity will be conducted by pursuing a great deal of multidisciplinarity and combining a number of diverse methodologies. The results of the analyses will in turn provide the basis upon which a taxonomy of demand-oriented technology policies may be elaborated.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2010-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

COLLEGIO CARLO ALBERTO - CENTRO DI RICERCA E ALTA FORMAZIONE
Address
Corso Vittorio Emanuele Ii 75
10128 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 371 744
Administrative Contact
Elisa Clauser (Ms.)

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 207 504
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andre Van Der Kallen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS
France
EU contribution
€ 199 552
Address
Avenue Valrose 28 Grand Chateau
06100 Nice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Dahl (Ms.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 212 408
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maribel Glogowski (Ms.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 219 423
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jiménez Arroyo (Mr.)
CASE - CENTRUM ANALIZ SPOLECZNO- EKONOMICZNYCH- FUNDACJA NAUKOWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 203 620
Address
Aleja Jana Pawla Ii 61B
01 031 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sebastien Leclef (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 224 148
Address
Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hans-Peter Liebig (Prof.)
THE SAMUEL NEAMAN INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE TECHNION LTD (PSC)
Israel
EU contribution
€ 200 420
Address
Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daphne Getz (Dr.)