Future of Innovation and Policy in Europe and the World

Luc Soete is Director of UNU-MERIT (the United Nations University- Maastricht Economic and social Research and training centre on Innovation and Technology). In this video he addresses three main innovation issues from the perspective of multi-level govenments; 1. Public funding of research in innovation - to what extent do we need to reassess? 2. The direction of technical change - focus on environmental sustainability & social innovation. 3. The regional impact of research and innovation policies.
  • HAOUR Georges

    very hard to follow this video, because the sound is awful; my own view:
    - Europe is the region in the world best equipped to brilliantly succeed in the 21rst century. As much as input budgets, we need leadership, commitment and (relatively modest) investments in effective managment devlopement as agent of change
    - the irrestible rise of Asia is a tonic challenge for Europe
    -we badly need more and “better” non-technical, conceptual, “architectural” innovations
    - low carbon economy is a great opportunity for wealth- and job-creation, particHaourualrly in Europe, but China seem to bet on it best .
    - we need more effective ways to “help” SMEs leverage the global markets; policies are primarily geared to LARGE corporations
    -Switzerland is a good model for Europe, also in the innovation area.(see http://www.sciencetobusiness.ch)
    comments ?
    Georges Haour
    Prof. at IMD
    Haour@imd.ch

  • HAOUR

    Very hard to follow this video, because the sound is awful; my own view:
    - Europe is the region in the world best equipped to brilliantly succeed in the 21rst century. As much as input budgets, we need leadership, commitment and (relatively modest) investments in effective management devlopement as agent of change
    - the irrestible rise of Asia is a tonic challenge for Europe
    -we badly need more and “better” non-technical, conceptual, “architectural” innovations
    - low carbon economy is a great opportunity for wealth- and job-creation, particularly in Europe, but China seem to bet on this best .
    - we need more effective ways to “help” SMEs leverage global markets; policies are primarily geared to LARGE corporations
    -Switzerland is a good model for Europe, also in the innovation area.(see http://www.sciencetobusiness.ch)

    comments ?
    Georges Haour
    Prof. at IMD
    Haour@imd.ch

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