Innovation and the Pacific Alliance
What would a next generation of innovation policy look like in Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru? We're working with leading Latin American think tanks to understand how the UK could collaborate with the region to improve our collective ability to design and implement more effective innovation policies.
Governments around the world are seeking more effective approaches to fostering innovation. Ensuring innovation policy-makers have the right skills, insights, tools, evidence and networks to help design, implement, evaluate and improve innovation policies is essential if innovation policies are to have the desired impacts on economic growth and social challenges.
Yet there is a global shortage of resources, professional development and peer support networks for public officials tasked with designing and implementing better support for innovation.
Nesta, are working with Fundación Idea in Mexico City and Bogota and Fundación Chile in Santiago, as well as a host of regional government experts across the Pacific Alliance. Our project will scan innovation developments in the region, and will map the profile and needs of innovation policy-makers across the Pacific Alliance.
It will diagnose challenges, and propose models of capacity building that could best improve the impact of innovation policy in the partner countries. We'll be looking at the latest literature and data as well as doing in-depth interviews with experts across the region. We hope what we find out will be relevant across the global community of innovation policy-makers.
This scoping project is supported by Innovate UK, and aims to support the design and development of a bigger initiative funded by the UK government’s Newton Fund to support collaborations between the UK and the Pacific Alliance on capacity building for innovation policy and practice.
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