Business Innovation Policies

Selected Country Comparisons

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This study is concerned with trends in and key features of policies and programmes used by governments to support innovation in the business sector. In addition to identifying good practices across a range of programme types, it compares business innovation policies across several countries, with a particular focus on Canada.



Business innovation policies

Findings and policy conclusions

This chapter describes the context for the study, and reflects on some of the main findings as they relate to policy challenges faced by Canada and other countries. Key trends in business innovation policies and their rationales are summarised. Observations are also made on the merits and demerits of direct and indirect support measures, such as grants and R&D tax credits respectively. Consideration is also given to the overall policy mix – the combination of policy instruments deployed to achieve policy goals.


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