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.



Demand-side policies to support innovation

Trends and challenges

This chapter reviews and assesses countries’ policies and programmes to stimulate demand for innovation. It presents the motivation, rationale and scope of demand-side policies and provides examples of different national strategies and approaches. The policy instruments reviewed include innovation-based public procurement, technology-oriented regulations, product standards and the European Union’s Lead Market Initiative.


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