Evaluation and (Re)Orientation of Innovation Policy

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Presentación hecha por el Phd. en economía y profesor de la Universidad de Minnesota, Irwin Feller, en el marco del seminario "Innovar para Crecer: El gran desafío de la década que se inicia" organizado por el Consejo Nacional de Innovación.

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Evaluation and (Re)Orientation of Innovation Policy

  1. 1. Evaluation and (Re)Orientation of Innovation Policy<br />Irwin Feller<br />Senior Visiting ProfessorAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science<br />Presentation to Chile’s National Innovation Council For Competitiveness<br />Santiago, Chile<br />January 22, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Role(s) of Evaluation<br />“In order to be able to construct (a long term vision), we must walk along a path strewn with intermediate steps and milestones that would let us evaluate the results jointly with the participation of all stakeholders. <br />TOWARDS A NATIONAL INNOVATION STRATEGY FOR COMPETITIVENESS, VOLUME II, 2008<br />
  3. 3. Why Evaluate?: Governability(Public Management Perspective)<br /><ul><li> Accountability
  4. 4. Transparency
  5. 5. Oversight</li></li></ul><li>Why Evaluate: Economist’s Perspective<br />“This evaluation will indicate the changes that must be implemented both in the speed and in the direction of the actions that are to be undertaken”<br />-----------------------------------------------<br />Allocate Public Resources to Their Most Productive Ends and Determine the Effectiveness of Their Use<br />
  6. 6. The Policy-Program-Evaluation Linkage<br /><ul><li>Need to Adopt Correct Policies (“Design’)
  7. 7. Need to Determine if Policies/Programs are Being Correctly Implemented (“Implementation”)
  8. 8. Policies/Programs are Experiments.</li></li></ul><li>“Innovation is Fruitful Only After Many Trials and Errors…”<br /><ul><li>Ready, Aim, Fire
  9. 9. Ready, Aim, Fire, (EVALUATE), RE-AIM</li></li></ul><li>Evaluation as Protection<br /> Evaluation Helps Protect Against Agency/Client Capture <br />“It isn&apos;t what we don&apos;t know that gives us trouble, it&apos;s what we know that ain&apos;t so”.<br />Will Rogers<br />
  10. 10. Evaluation Parallels<br /><ul><li>Strengthen SMEs
  11. 11. Develop Venture Markets
  12. 12. Revise University Intellectual Property Rights Policies
  13. 13. Support Industry R&D
  14. 14. Develop Regional Capabilities
  15. 15. CNIC Report
  16. 16. Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  17. 17. Small Business Innovation Research Program
  18. 18. Bayh-Dole Act
  19. 19. Advanced Technology Program
  20. 20. Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
  21. 21. Recent US Experience</li></li></ul><li>Alternative Paradigms for Viewing National Strategies<br />Feller<br /><ul><li>Strategy as Football (Soccer)
  22. 22. Referee?
  23. 23. Coach?
  24. 24. Goaltender?
  25. 25. Striker?</li></ul>CNIC Report<br /><ul><li>Strategy as an Orchestra
  26. 26. Composer?
  27. 27. Conductor?
  28. 28. First Violinist?</li>

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