Demand-side innovation policies in Spain (Demand-side Innovation Policies)

This chapter describes Spain's procurement of the world's largest singleaperture optical telescope as a way to promote high-technology innovation. This scientific facility was developed through international co-operation as a way to raise Spain's innovative capacity. User demand for further instrumentation is an impetus to continuing innovation and an example of the use of public procurement as a tool for driving innovation as well as international partnerships.
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Published by OECD in 2011