Fight the Crisis with Research and Innovation?

Additional public investment in research and innovation for sustainable recovery from the crisis

Published
2009-May
Language
English
Series number
VA 2009:14
Series
Vinnova report
ISBN
978-91-85959-61-7
ISSN
1650-3104/1651-355X
Number of pages
36
Author
Vinnova
Price
Publisher
Vinnova
Reference number
2009-01486
Subject
International collaboration

Research and innovation (R&I) have an important role in driving economic growth. In Sweden, Vinnova has a particular role to play in stimulating sustainable growth. The present economic recession is a blow to worldwide economic growth and most governments are taking action to restore the stability of the financial system and stimulate growth. It is of obvious interest to Vinnova to understand the national approaches taken to stimulate growth through research and innovation. We have therefore initiated studies in a number of countries which are being summarised in this report.

In an introductory section, we characterise in general terms how research and innovation will impact the sustainable recovery from the crisis.