Innovation policy roadmapping as a systemic instrument for forward-looking policy design

Toni Ahlqvist (Corresponding Author), Ville Valovirta, Torsti Loikkanen

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    The systemic characteristics of science, technology and innovation policies have been much discussed recently. This paper presents innovation policy roadmapping (IPRM) as a methodological framework for linking R&D results to systemic policy contexts and to forward-looking policy design. The paper explores the methodological background of the IPRM method and outlines its policy rationale. It also illustrates IPRM with two case studies from Australia and Finland. The case studies reflect on how the policy perspectives can be constructed in a dynamic context of societal drivers, solution and market development, and enabling technologies. The paper concludes by assessing the policy implications of the IPRM approach.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)178-190
    JournalScience and Public Policy
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Innovation policy
    • roadmapping
    • systemicity
    • forward-looking policy design
    • foresight
    • socio-technical transformation


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