Improving distributed intelligence in complex innovation systems: Final Report of the Advanced Science & Technology Policy Planning Network (ASTPP)

Stefan Kuhlmann, Patries Boekholt, Luke Georghiou, Ken Guy, Jean-Alain Héraud, Philippe Laredo, Tarmo Lemola, Denis Loveridge, Terttu Luukkonen, Wolfgang Polt, Arie Rip, Luis Sanz-Menendez, Ruut Smits

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Abstract

Science and technology (S&T) are considered to be a central source, or at least a basic medium, of societal and industrial innovation, while innovation is conceived to basically feed the regeneration of our welfare. The suppliers of S&T in Europe as well as the users of their „products“, are confronted with a number of challenges today. We want to stress here that it was not the primary goal of our Advanced Science & Technology Policy Planning (ASTPP) Network to come up with proposals how the strategic character of European S&T policies could be strengthened. The ASTPP-network instead focuses on one aspect: the provision of strategic intelligence necessary to identify and develop strategic choices. The underlying hypothesis is that the existing body of experiences with technology foresight, technology assessment and S/T policy evaluation provides a basis for the development of an advanced S&T policy „planning“ approach by trying to enhance, interlink or even integrate the growing, but still dispersed experience in these three areas of intelligence. By „intelligent“ we mean that the inter-relatedness of S&T, industrial efforts, societal needs and political interventions becomes more transparent so that interactive collaboration between them will be facilitated.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKarlsruhe
PublisherFraunhofer Verlag
Number of pages87
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Keywords

  • innovation

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