Broad-based Innovation Policy for All Regions and Cities
This publication summarises the main findings of a series of high-level expert workshops,
organised with support by the European Commission, to deepen the understanding how
OECD countries can move towards a broad‑based form of innovation policy for regions
and cities. Weaknesses in technology and knowledge diffusion are weighing on productivity
growth and innovation in OECD countries, particularly in firms that are distant from
the technological frontier (global or national). This in turn weakens their capacity
to meet future challenges and undermines inclusive growth.
This report examines where current tools for innovation policy are too narrowly focused,
targeting mainly research and development as well as science and technology-based
interventions. It seeks to help empower firms to benefit from global trends and technological
change, in order to better adapt to the different capacity and innovation eco‑systems
across regions and cities.