We specialise on science based consulting and provide economic policy advice on innovation, creative industries, competitiveness, and telecommunications regulation.
Appropriate answers to well defined questions are crucial for decision makers in a world where information is cheap and real expertise difficult to find. We are convinced that filtering, accessing, processing, complementing and implementing ideas and knowledge are the bottleneck rather than scarcity of knowledge.
Allan Mayo, the chairman of the Expert Panel on Service Innovation handed the report ‘Meeting the challenge of Europe 2020. The transformative power of service innovation’ over to Commissioner Tajani during a workshop at Confindustria in Rome.
The past months were extremely busy and the results are now coming to the fore. The mini-study for DG Enterprise and Industry on the impact of mobile services on tourism was presented at the Aosta seminar at St. Vincent in November and has just been published on the Europe-Innova site.
Studying creative industries is constantly accompagnied by efforts to define the boundaries of this sector. Most definition are driven by the available data and the research interests of involved people and do neither attempt to define the sector in a stringent way nor to develop definitions that can be used in across countries and aggregation levels. There are of course some exeptions.
The Journal of the Knowledge Economy issued a call for papers on conceptual issues and practical realisations of triangle policies - i.e. research innovation and education (RIE Policies) including vocational training. Papers could address both "history" and future of the knowledge economy and society, the development of competences to conduct such policies, the policy drivers in Europe and elsewhere, the importance of consistently developing, monitoring and managing these policiy areas and their potential impact on growth and inequality, i.e.
We focus on science based consulting and economic policy advice on innovation, creative industries, competitiveness, and telecommunications regulation. Additionally we are working on new forms of interaction in the formulation of policy strategies and community based innovation efforts. We are strong believers in community based innovation approaches, will structure this site accordingly, and intent to tap your intellectual resources as well. Consequently we aim at two way communications rather than just trying to get our messages across.
Have a look at Kurt Bayer´s Blog. He is a director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and closely monitors economic policy developments around the financial and economic crisis from a privileged perspective. But that is just one of his topics...