How to Measure Innovation Using Different Indicators and Inform Policy

ONLINE & MAASTRICHT: On 28 February 2024, UNU-MERIT will host a lecture by senior researcher Hugo Hollanders.

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On 28 February 2024, UNU-MERIT will host "How to Measure Innovation Using Different Indicators and Inform Policy", a MSc in Public Policy and Human Development Programme (MPP) Open Lecture by senior researcher Hugo Hollanders. This event will be held in person and online at 11:00 Central European Time.

People define the concept of innovation differently — from just an idea, to something new, to a commercial success. In this lecture, the innovation concept will be defined from a statistical perspective. The lecture will explore a range of different indicators used for measuring innovation, from traditional science and technology indicators, such as patents and research and development, to indicators using firm-level survey data, to approaches using big data. The lecture will cover how to use these indicators to inform policymakers to develop the right policies to trigger firms to innovate. The lecture will also include a discussion on how to build and use innovation scoreboards and a detailed look at some of the questions used in innovation surveys. 

The aim of this lecture is to familiarize the audience with the most widely used innovation indicators and to understand how they have evolved and can be (adequately) used in the policy context.  

Visit the UNU-MERIT website for event updates and to learn more about the MSc in Public Policy and Human Development programme.

About the speaker

The guest lecturer, Hugo Hollanders, is a senior researcher at UNU-MERIT and he is one of the leading experts on the measurement of science, technology and innovation (STI) indicators, having worked on STI indicators for almost 25 years in projects for the European Commission, the UN, WIPO and national governments. 

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