I have recently been appointed by the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research as the new Italian representative in the “Working party on innovation and technology policy (Wptip)”, one of the working groups of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The main goal of the Wptip is to promote policies to improve productivity, sustainable and inclusive knowledge-based economic growth, strengthen public research institutes and their contribution to innovation and economic progress. It deals, in particular, with comparing and summarizing the positions of the participant countries on science, technology and innovation policies.
I am truly honored for this appointment. I see it as a unique opportunity to understand how the peculiar characteristics of the Italian national innovation system can be compared with those of other OECD countries.
Furthermore, as an Italian representative I will do my best to help develop useful recommendations for the most interesting innovation dynamics for our country, such as technology transfer, the relationship between small and large enterprises, the balance between tradition and innovation, and enhancement of Italian talents in the world.
Please reach out to me if you have topics and relevant research questions on technology and innovation policy that you think deserve more attention.