Event
12/17
2015

[Report]The 40th PoP Seminar : International Approaches to Industrial-Innovation Policy: A Focus on UK and Japan


The 40th Policy Platform Seminar:
International Approaches to Industrial-Innovation Policy:
A Focus on UK and Japan


Speaker:Dr. Carlos López-Gómez, Research Associate, Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSTI), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, and Visiting Researcher, Center for Research and Development Strategy (CRDS), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), and the Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), University of Tokyo
Time & Date:17:00 – 18:30, Dec 17 (Thu)
Venue:Seminar Room #2, Economic Research Annex (Kojima Hall),The University of Tokyo
Hosted by Science, Technology, and Innovation Governance(STIG) Unit
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Abstract:
The role of innovation policies in supporting manufacturing-based economic growth is the subject of much debate internationally. Particularly in the context of potentially disruptive developments such as the ‘digitisation of manufacturing’ and rapid advances in related emerging technologies, countries around the world are developing new strategies and policies to help their industries overcome current and future competitiveness challenges. Approaches adopted across countries vary considerably, owing to differences in national policy tradition and priorities, industrial strengths and institutional infrastructure. In this seminar Dr. López-Gómez discussed recent developments in the industrial-innovation policy agenda in the UK and Japan. Emphasis was placed on key industrial challenges recently identified in both countries and new institutional approaches aimed at supporting manufacturing innovation. Examples were drawn from the ‘digitisation of manufacturing’ policy agenda in both countries.
Presentation slides: Intnl Approaches_Policy_TokyoU_CLOPEZ 171215 v2 Presentation Slides1

Short Bio:
Carlos López-Gómez is the head of knowledge exchange at the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSTI), University of Cambridge. His work explores the interfaces of industrial and innovation policy with particular emphasis on how countries capture value through manufacturing innovation. Carlos has advised regional and national governments as well as international institutions, including the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), the European Commission as well as regional governments in Mexico and Spain. Carlos is currently a visiting researcher at the Center for Research and Development Strategy (CRDS), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST); and at the Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), University of Tokyo.

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