Innovation is a broad term whose definition varies between institutions and countries. The UK government considers innovation to be ‘the application of knowledge to the production of goods and services.’
David is Head of Research Development and Strategy for the Economics, Research and Evidence team.
He has been with the team since its early days, having previously headed up the secreateriat for the Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property Policy. David has significant experience working across Whitehall Departments, including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. He has worked on major policy issues and national projects including sports policy, creative industries policy and the Millennium Celebrations, for which he was awarded an MBE.
In the summer of 2015, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), with our support, published a report called Boosting Malaysia’s National Property System.
The evidence base on the impact of intellectual property is contentious with reports from different perspectives published - almost tit for tat.
Today’s blog focuses on a peer review of the findings of a major piece of research collaboration with the Big Innovation Centre (BIC).