Demand-side Innovation Policy and Public Procurement of Innovation

Impact: Political impacts, Societal impacts


The impact of the research has been to make a substantial contribution to changing the direction of innovation policy at a high level and in some matters of detail in the UK, at EU level and in other OECD countries. This has been done by developing theoretical and empirical underpinnings for demand-side innovation policies, notably in the use of large-scale public procurement budgets to drive innovation. The team’s work is heavily cited and quoted in high level policy documents and has led to the design and application of several new types of policy instrument.
Impact date2014
Category of impactPolitical impacts, Societal impacts
Impact levelAdoption