Transformative innovation policy in practice in Austria, Finland and Sweden

Sylvia Schwaag-Serger, Bernhard Dachs, Paula Kivimaa, David Lazarevic, Jari Lukkarinen, Lennart Stenberg, Matthias Weber

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Governments are increasingly utilising research and innovation (R&I) policy to foster economic and societal change. Yet, the empirical correlation between these policies and socio-technical transformations remains under-explored. The report investigates this relationship by comparing the Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRPs) of Austria, Finland and Sweden, initiated under the NextGenerationEU framework post Covid-19. The report finds significant disparities in the content, process and transformative value of the RRPs among these countries. The differences in the content of the national RRPs, and the ability and willingness to seize the opportunity presented by the RRPs to drive transformation, are explained by existing national policy contexts and frameworks. Surprisingly, the role of R&I policy in the RRPs is less important than expected, despite its emphasised importance in literature and political rhetoric. The report further identifies implications for a transformative innovation policy as well as areas for further research.
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2023


NameOECD Science, Technology and Industry Policy Papers

Research Field

  • Innovation Policy and Transformation


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