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Innovation intermediaries and emerging digital technologies: policy and practice

Venue: Online

No booking required

When:  July 7th 2020, 14:00-16:30

Where: Online 

Please join us for the online workshop on "Innovation intermediaries and emerging digital technologies: policy and practice " which will be led Dr Federica Rossi and co-authors Annalisa Caloffi, Ana Colovic and Margherita Russo. 

Please register for this workshop by 12pm on Monday 6th July. You will be sent a link to attend the session before the event. 

For further information, please feel free to contact Dr Federica Rossi, CIMR:


Event abstract:

Innovation intermediaries are organisations that support firm-level and systemic innovation by, among other activities, creating knowledge links between other organisations, sharing knowledge about a particular technology, providing knowledge-intensive services to firms, and carrying out consultancy activity for policymakers. Intermediaries can play a particularly important role in the implementation of new digital technologies such as the Internet of Things, where they might deliver a range of activities not only to support the alignment of different actors and opportunities, and to encourage learning processes, but also to facilitate the articulation of demand. Intermediaries operating in such rapidly changing context are required to govern a process of change that is uncertain in both nature and direction, and poorly understood by policymakers, firms and often even by experts. This workshop aims to foster a timely discussion about the new roles and activities that intermediaries perform as they support firms in the digital transition, and the knowledge and resources they mobilise in order to do so.

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