1. Provide a multidisciplinary forum to share expertise, ideas, opportunities and challenges
2. Highlight new and emerging trends which might influence policymaking
3. Examine and compare industrial innovation policymaking practices internationally
Many industrial innovation policy themes are familiar to experts, however a recent Babbage Forum review provides an international multidisciplinary overview and an opportunity to improve areas of policymaking thought to be of particular challenge and significance, such as:
During 2022, The Babbage Forum focussed on exploring national practices in industrial innovation policymaking. The work was stimulated by the rapidly evolving industrial, technological and geopolitical landscape and the renewed interest in industrial innovation policy in many countries.
Reports were prepared for the ten member countries, drawing on desk research and interviews with leading policymakers in each country.