The next virtual research seminar in our Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy series is on May 24, from 11:00-12:15 ET. Paul Hünermund (Copenhagen Business School) - will present "The effect of publicly co-funded industry-science collaboration on scientific production" (with Cindy Lopes-Bento - KU Leuven, National Research Fund Luxembourg, and Maikel Pellens -KU Leuven).
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- Tim Folta (UCONN) & Maryann Feldman (ASU)Abstract: There is a large body of convincing evidence on the coevolution of scientific research and commercial opportunities. Based on such evidence, competitive industry-science collaboration programs encourage academic scientists to co- develop innovation projects with firms. As such, they combine the attributes of competitive research funding with those of science commercialization policies. As these programs require more time and effort from scientists than traditional science funding and potentially lead applicants to adopt projects with higher commercial potential, the question arises whether such programs impose a cost on scientific productivity or direction. We find no evidence that they negatively impact science in an empirical analysis of a large-scale, cross-country R&D policy organized by the European Commission. On the contrary, our results show an increase in top publications while the direction of research agendas remains unaffected.
FYI, the Fall Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy virtual research seminar schedule is available. Please visit this LINK to view and register for the different seminars. Our Elevator Pitch is listed immediately below.
Elevator Pitch: Governments around the world enact policies that affect technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. An increasing number of scholars are investigating these topics, which has implications on policy design and program implementation. Yet, scholars lack a forum for presenting their work. This virtual seminar series will fill this gap-bringing together the insights from academia and policy application-thereby increasing our understanding of policy issues and build a forum for expressing these ideas and a supportive community to nourish them.