MGT-641(d) / 2 credits

Teacher: Foray Dominique

Language: English

Remark: Next time: November 19th - 26th & December 7th - 17th 2020 (9.30am - 5pm) For PhD via IS-Academia, for Master students


This course is about how to structure a policy response to the so-called grand challenges (climate change or global health).It examines mission-oriented R&D programs in various sectors as well as specific policy instruments to learn about the best ways to accelerate innovations in a given sector.



Grand Challenge, smart specialisation, self-discovery
Non neutral sector policy



Research Policy, special issue, ed. by Foray, Mowery and Nelson, vol.41, issue 10, december 2012; Smart specialisation: opportunities and challenges for regional Innovation Policies, D.Foray, Routledge, 2015; Accelerating innovation in energy, Henderson and Newell, NBER, 2012; The Moon and the Ghetto revisited, R.Nelson, 2010

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In the programs

  • Exam form: Term paper (session free)
  • Subject examined: Technology and Public Policy - (d) Technology and innovation policies for grand and global challenges
  • Lecture: 24 Hour(s)

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