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Innovation systems, strategies and policies

Grant number: 13/50524-6
Support type:Research Projects - SPEC Program
Duration: September 01, 2014 - August 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Economics
Principal Investigator:Nicholas Spyridon Vonortas
Grantee:Nicholas Spyridon Vonortas
Visiting researcher institution: George Washington University, United States
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IG). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas, SP, Brazil
Co-Principal Investigators:André Tosi Furtado ; Sergio Luiz Monteiro Salles Filho ; Sérgio Robles Reis de Queiroz
Associated grant(s):16/09144-3 - SPRU 50th anniversary conference: Transforming Innovation, AR.EXT
Associated scholarship(s):18/02023-1 - Science, technology and innovation policy and strategy, BP.PD
18/05144-4 - Ex-ante evaluation: using real options techniques to evaluate public R&D-funding programs, BP.DD
16/22551-7 - Technology-based entrepreneurship, BP.PD
+ associated scholarships 16/24784-9 - Risk financing for knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship: Brazilian framework and an empirical analysis, BP.DD
16/09844-5 - Science, Technology and Innovation Networks, BP.PD
16/06340-6 - An analysis of the impact of publicly-funded R&D projects on innovation, BP.DD
15/07389-6 - Knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, BP.PD
15/07435-8 - Impact assessment of public research, development and innovation programs, BP.PD - associated scholarships


This is a proposal to undertake world-class research in innovation systems, strategies and policies with the intention of building up a sustainable research unit between the PI, the co-PIs, the AIs, doctoral students, and international visiting scholars in this field using the expertise and the combined global research networks of the PI and co-PIs. The main purpose is to enhance DPCT’s capabilities in order to raise it among the tem leading innovation research centers in the world within ten years. These capabilities will be structured around four Research Trajectories (RT): 1) Innovation policy in a systems perspective; 2) Evaluation of research and development (R&D) programms; 3) Strategic partnerships / network is the public and private domain; 4) Entrepreneurship. In a contexto of a global research network, a wide range of outcomes are expected mainly related to personnel qualification in innovation studies, production of theses and dissertations, publication of scientific papers and joint formulation of methodologies with intense interation between relevant research centers around the world and DPCT. (AU)

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