Funded by the IGL's Grants Programme, this trial by MIT and EPFL looks into the market impact of patenting. Do products protected by patents face fewer competitor products? Neil Thompson of MIT explains the research proposal in their first blog.
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Tuesday, 26 September 2017
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Governments in developing and developed countries frequently use policy tools such as matching grants to promote growth and innovation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). A matching grant is a type of subsidy where firms commit to invest money in certain activities once the government grant is received. International aid and multilateral organizations also promote matching grants as a private sector development policy; for example, the World Bank has invested at least $1.2 billion dollars in matching grant programs targeting SMEs.
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David Atkin
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Saturday, 23 September 2017
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For many, the main appeal of self-employment is being your own boss. The freedom to decide how to reach your goals, without working under a watchful eye supervising every move, is certainly an enticing prospect. After all, isn't professional independence demonstrated by not having to report to others about what one is doing?
Michael Leatherbee
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
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A month ago, we gathered over 250 policymakers, practitioners and researchers working in innovation, entrepreneurship and business growth for the Innovation Growth Lab Annual Conference. As we reflect on our own learning from the event, we asked several of those present for their key takeaways and highlights. This blog looks at a selection of those received.
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Lou-Davina Stouffs
Friday, 14 July 2017
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