The Innovation Manifesto

In the 1980s, it was fashionable for European politicians to fret about the “technology gap” between the old and new worlds: the United States dominated trade in computers, software, airplanes and missiles. To redress the balance, Europe mustered billions in government subsidies for its failing tech industries. A generation later, only the aerospace industry has really responded – yet once again, the European Union is planning a new round of tech subsidies, in its €54.5 billion, seven-year “Framework 7” programme. Will it do any good?

08 Mar 2006

Making Clusters Happen

Clusters are acknowledged as one of the most important sources of innovation. But the question is, How to make them happen?

09 Jun 2005