Towards a new vision of innovation through COVID-19? A comparative reading of 11 countries’ strategies
This paper discusses how countries’ vision for science, technology and innovation (STI) priorities has evolved through COVID-19. The analysis was conducted on a sample of 171 STI strategy documents from 11 countries that were released between 2013 and 2021.
The aim of this review is to explore what the analytical contours of Mission-Oriented Innovation Districts (MOID) might look like and how can Mission-Oriented Innovation Districts be conceptualised, measured and governed?
The quantity and quality of digital technologies available to farmers have advanced considerably since the 1990s. This paper argues that policy-makers need to address the removal of specific barriers to farmers’ adoption of digital technologies, while ensuring both enabling infrastructure and appropriate incentives exist upstream...
The objective of this audit was to assess whether the Department of Health is effectively managing financial assistance under the Medical Research Future Fund.
This paper finds that firm-specific factors such as undertaking research and development, persistence of innovation, collaboration, foreign ownership, a business focus on innovation, and core business skills in IT and management are associated with higher levels of innovation novelty.
This survey report showcases ongoing efforts of G20 governments to revisit how they regulate in a fast-paced global innovation landscape. It complements existing initiatives aimed at fostering more holistic, adaptive and better-coordinated regulatory governance by improving our understanding of regulatory approaches to innovation and digital...
Examining strategic opportunities to incorporate international standards into regulation and to demonstrate leadership in standards development, this regulatory roadmap lays out plans to advance regulatory modernisation in support of economic growth and innovation in Canada.
This research and innovation sector strategy sets out how Jisc will continue to support the sector over the next two years, empowering researchers and research consortia in developing fundamental, applied and practice-based research and translating it into knowledge exchange, and economic and social impact.
This paper reviews ongoing deliberations surrounding the EU Digital Services Act (DSA) and Digital Markets Act (DMA). It also discusses possible implications of upcoming legislation for European innovation, the business models of U.S. companies serving European customers, and global digital services standards.
There is broad consensus that, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand should aim to protect its social cohesion and promote our economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being. But how can we achieve these goals? A new Koi Tū report, the seventh of The...
This report is a snapshot of how the New Zealand science and innovation system is performing in major areas. It covers people, skills, knowledge, infrastructure and funding across government, as well as education and business.
This paper presents a new approach to robotic fabrication in the building industry through the conceptualisation, development and evaluation of a large-scale, transportable and flexible robotic timber construction platform – named TIM.
Can multiple contractors self-regulate their joint service delivery? A serious gaming experiment on road maintenance planning
It is currently unclear how performance-based payments in network tenders can effectively encourage network members to coordinate their own operations, so a serious game was performed that simulates road maintenance planning to study changes in decision making and the emergence of network coordination. The experiments...
Design Thinking in action: a DPR case study to develop a sustainable digital solution for labor resource management
Even though new tools and technologies are emerging rapidly for the construction industry, the rate of innovation and innovation adoption is low. The Design Thinking approach, which resembles the pull strategy in the Lean concept, has great potential in searching for and developing sustainable and...
The lean application in construction sector has received significant attention. Building up on previous recommendations regarding lean design and construction, this study explored lean thinking for Structural Engineers (SE) to identify new, efficient and innovative ways for executing structural designs and engineering works.
Developing and implementing an approach to regional innovation and development in Gippsland, Victoria (2018-2020)
The rationale for this project was to explore a novel approach to regional development in Australia, based on an approach developed by the European Union.
This scoping and co-design research project establishes how teachers in Victorian government schools and key stakeholders engage with digital educational resources primarily in teaching and learning and, to a lesser extent, in professional learning contexts.
This report looks at how policymakers can support inclusive forms of innovation, drawing on insights from strategies and practices in South-East Asia.
In recent years, right around the world, governments and policy makers have wrestled with how to lift collaboration between businesses and universities. There is a growing body of evidence that shows that when companies tap into the expertise of universities and their researchers, it boosts...