The need for effective policies towards industrial innovation has been thrown into sharp relief by recent international events. Increasingly complex relationships between technology, innovation and industrial competitiveness have been further complicated by the emergence of a global pandemic. Such challenges are likely to require new policies at local, national and regional levels.
Traditionally, economics has provided the main conceptual frameworks for policymakers, but it is increasingly apparent that other disciplines including engineering, technology management and political science, provide essential perspectives and insights. Expertise and analysis from these and other disciplines need to be integrated with economic frameworks if robust and implementable policies are to be developed.
The aim of this competition is to encourage practice oriented academic and ‘professional’ contributions to industrial innovation policy analysis and design.
The competition seeks to elicit new, multi-disciplinary insights, analysis or synthesis to enhance the design, development, deployment and evaluation of industrial innovation policies. Topics might include, but are not limited to:
The competition is open to all and the judges will welcome submissions from early career as well as more established scholars and practitioners.
The judges will favour submissions of approximately 3000 words, which:
The deadline for submissions is midnight on Thursday 30th June 2022 and a shortlist of leading submissions will be announced at the end of August. Assessment will be by a panel drawn from the Babbage International Policy Forum* which includes leading international academics from economics, engineering, management and political science. Award winners will be invited to a future Babbage event in Cambridge. Travel expenses will be paid for.