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Innovation Systems

Innovation—the creation and delivery of new customer value in the marketplace—is vital to long-term economic development and growth. A region's capacity for innovation depends on an effective and synergistic ecosystem with many elements, including skilled people, R&D, financing, a favorable policy environment, and more.

Through analyses of clients' innovation capacity relative to that of their competitors, SRI's Center for Science, Technology, and Economic Development develops strategies to address identified gaps and build on strengths.


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Mapping Oman's National Innovation Ecosystem

Using a proprietary NIE assessment technique, SRI mapped the main pillars, frameworks, drivers and institutions underpinning Oman’s innovation capacity.

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Economic Development Strategy for Virginia

In 2009, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine acted upon SRI recommendations to make strategic investments to nurture statewide innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of up-and-coming technologies.

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Republic of Korea Science and Technology Policy and Planning Workshop

In a program organized by SRI, senior government officials met to discuss and learn ways to collaborate internationally on areas of strategic importance in science and technology.

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Assessing the Economic Impact of Ohio’s Third Frontier Program

SRI's analyses and recommendations have bolstered support for a nearly $1 billion program extension.