Financing for Innovation

Building National Innovation Systems involves continuous efforts of governments around the world. This training program aims to inform all stakeholders of the best world practices in governance, building finance mechanisms and facilitation for enhanced innovation performance.


Program Objectives

  1. To inform delegates of the challenges faced by world leaders in mastering the knowledge economy
  2. To introduce the triple helix of government – industry – university roles and partnerships
  3. To compare strengths and weaknesses across innovation policy frameworks and programs in Europe
  4. To deliver insight into the best practices in Europe and around the world


Program Outline

  • The ‘Innovation Union’ policy framework for Europe
  • The European Service Innovation framework for enhanced performance
  • The 2014 EU Industrial R&D and Investment Scoreboard: examples of best performers
  • Performance measurement for research and innovation
  • OECD framework to stimulate universities, entrepreneurship and local development
  • World Economic Forum and outlook for innovation and competitiveness
  • How innovation is financed in the UK, Finland and Korea – strengths and weaknesses
  • How to learn from best practices and adapt to local conditions.


Who should attend?

  • Members of government responsible for implementing Innovation Strategy
  • Public administrators tasked with institutional development, policy development and policy implementation for enhanced innovation.
  • Members of policy groups tasked with innovation program development and financing.
  • Innovation leaders and senior managers who are tasked with delivering significant growth to their organizations.
  • Business leaders and innovation managers


Course Duration:   5 days

Participants:         Maximum 12 participants