Read the latest blogs from the IGL network.

Making research, innovation and entrepreneurship policy in the big data era: a summary of the discussion at the IGL2017 Global Conference

By Juan Mateos-Garcia on Wednesday, 5 July 2017.

The data revolution is transforming our economy and society, from the way we shop to the way we date. But what about Research, Innovation and Growth (RIG) policy?


Unlocking bank finance for intangible assets: new models of support

By Martin Brassell on Friday, 9 June 2017.

Intangible assets, particularly intellectual property (IP), are widely regarded as ‘the currency of the knowledge economy’.

For more than a decade, companies across Europe have been spending more on R&D, software, designs and copyright materials, process engineering and training than they do on ‘hard’ assets.


What would you fund with $10 million for an innovation and entrepreneurship support programme?

By Lou Davina Stouffs on Thursday, 8 June 2017.

Imagine you had $10 million to develop a new programme or policy instrument to support innovation, entrepreneurship or business growth. Given carte blanche, what would you spend it on?

Ahead of the Innovation Growth Lab’s annual conference in Barcelona, we asked five innovation and enterprise experts to answer this question.