Exploring the contribution of public research & higher education organisations to technological and industrial change, and economic development.
Characterisation of enabling technologies, production technologies and processes, value chain systems; and associated industrial/innovation capabilities and competences.
Innovation system functions-based approaches to mapping emerging technology dynamics and practical foresight-related analyses for policy and research strategy development.
Exploring the role of evolving innovation system institutions (in particular standardisation and regulatory activities) on the emergence of new technologies and industries.
Analysis of sources of national economic value capture from modern manufacturing systems in the context of technological and industrial change.