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