Chapter 1 - Assessing the impacts of knowledge transfer on innovation

Summary of the chapter

This chapter provides an overview of the different channels of science-industry knowledge transfer, distinguishing the formal ones from the informal. It then presents the methods and data sources that have been used to measure the contributions of public research to innovation, summarising the channels of interaction captured by each approach and outlining the respective advantages and drawbacks of each. The final section discusses the main challenges that arise in assessing the impacts of public research policies on innovation. 

Chapter 1 in a nutshell

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