DEIP Programme

DEIP Programme , February 12-16, 2018

This was the first time that a version of the Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policy (DEIP) programme was conducted at the Centre. The programme was organised in collaboration with the United Nations University- MERIT, Maastricht in the Netherlands. It was organised through ten lectures spread over five days. Class Room lectures were supplemented with three field visits to better illustrate the topics that were done. The topics covered included the following:

1.Systemic perspective on innovation
2.Measuring innovation using conventional and new indicators
3.Public Research Institute-Industry linkages
4.Technology spillovers from MNCS
5.Industrial clustering as a way of promoting innovations
6.Policy instruments for promoting innovation- Case of R&D tax incentives

Field visits were organised to illustrate the following three topics:

•Public Research Institute-Industry linkage – Case of the Bio medical Technology Group of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
•Clustering as a policy instrument for promoting innovations by firms – Case of EY
•R&D tax incentives – Case of HLL Lifecare Ltd

Forty participants representing all actors within India’s National System of Innovation were represented in the course. Participants came from such organisations as the Kerala State Council for Science and Technology and Environment, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, HLL Life Care, Airports Authority of India, District Industries Centre, Government of Kerala, International Centre for Free and Open Source Software, University of Calicut, Indian Institute of Science, Centre for Technology, Innovation and Economic Research etc.  Besides the above there were also participants from Research and Information System, TAPMI, IIT Indore, Central University of Gujarat besides 14 students representing all the three courses in CDS.