What is the CSTP project on mission-oriented innovation policies to address societal challenges?
Governments in several countries experiment different types of systemic policies (aka 'new' mission-oriented policies) to strategically steer research and innovation activities and make significant progress towards addressing societal challenges of unprecedented scale and scope (citizens health and wellbeing, ageing populations, climate change, etc.).
The OECD's project aims to :
The CSTP has renewed its engagement in mission-oriented innovation policies ! The note submitted to CSTP on future activities (2021-22) is available here.
The 2021-22 follow-up activity on MOIPs aims to expand and deepen the understanding of the opportunities and challenges of this new policy approach. It will focus on the implementation of MOIPs. In addition to additional country case studies and MOIP initiatives profiles made available through the MOIP online toolkit, the project will undertake new activities:
The project will also deepen some substantive issues, in particular:
Presentation of the draft final report and note on next steps at the 117th session of the CSTP (see the slides here)
Sixth meeting of the project steering group (see the slides here)
Fifth meeting of the project steering group (see the slides here)
OECD and partners organised a dedicated virtual session at the ESOF Conference on the science and MOIPs: Does science for missions undermine the mission of science? (see the slides and the background note)
Presentation in an online dialogue session on Mission-Oriented Innovation Policies at the IST 2020 Conference
The Copernicus Institute’s “Mission-oriented Innovation Policy Observatory” (MIPO) and OECD organised the first of an online workshop series on ‘Governing mission-oriented innovation policies. It focused on scoping and agenda-setting in MOIPs. (See the slides here).
Presentation of the Norway MOIP case study at the meeting of the International Advisory Board of the Research Council of Norway. (See the slides here)
Presentation of the project progress report at the 115th session of the CSTP
CIIE-CSTP Workshop 'Reorienting STI Policies and Funding to Tackle Societal Challenges' (see on the right)
BMVIT-OECD Workshop “Mission-Oriented Policies: Moving from guiding principles to implementation” 'Vienna) (see on the right)
OECD Workshop “Collaborative platforms for personalized health: realizing the potential of genomics and biobanks” Session on Mission-Oriented Policies in the health area
Internal STI meeting on mission-oriented policies
Second project steering group meeting
Presentation of the project analytical framework at the EUSPRI conference in Roma
First project steering group meeting
Meeting with the EC - discussion of the OECD project and coopoeration avenues
Presentation of the project at the GSF
Discussion of project ToR at the CSTP
Presentation of the project at the HLR
The final report of the CSTP MOIP project has been released! It is available as a STI Policy Paper at the following address: https://doi.org/10.1787/3f6c76a4-en.
This paper analyses ‘mission-oriented innovation policies’ (MOIPs), a new type of systemic intervention that a growing number of countries has implemented in order to tackle mounting societal challenges. These policies aim to alleviate some of the most prevalent weaknesses within many national systems of innovation, notably the lack of holistic strategic orientation and policy co-ordination, and fragmented policy mixes. This paper leverages a dedicated analytical framework to systematically explore the challenges and opportunities that these policies present at initiative and country levels. In doing so, it provides a better understanding of the different ways in which governments design, fund and coordinate MOIPs, and contributes to broadening the range of options available to either improve or initiate this policy approach. This paper complements the MOIP Online Toolkit (https://stip.oecd.org/stip/moip), the OECD knowledge platform on MOIPs.
Do not hesitate to distribute it widely to whoever you think might be interested in this promising policy approach.
It can be referenced as: Larrue, P. (2021), « The design and implementation of mission-oriented innovation policies : A new systemic policy approach to address societal challenges », OECD Science, Technology and Industry Policy Papers, n° 100, Éditions OCDE, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/3f6c76a4-en.
OECD and its partners (AIT, ISI, Joanneum Research) organised a dedicated virtual session at the ESOF 2020 Conference on September 3 to explore the connection between science and MOIPs
A high level panel discussed the opportunities and challenges of embedding science into a mission-oriented innovation policy (MOIP) framework.
The benefits of mission-embedded/oriented science
The limitations and threats of mission-embedded/oriented science
Many thanks to the panellists:
What are mission-oriented innovation policies to address societal challenges?
Mission-oriented policies are comprehensive packages of coordinated research and innovation policy measures focused one specific challenge:
CIIE-CSTP joint workshop on
“Reorienting STI Policies and Funding to Tackle Societal Challenges”
A CIIE-CSTP joint workshop on “Reorienting STI Policies and Funding to Tackle Societal Challenges” was held on October 16. The focus of the workshop was on Mission-oriented policies as a way for governments to better and more effectively orientate and coordinate STI resources to improve sustainability.
Following a keynote speech by Wolfgang Polt, a roundtable gathered policy-makers involved in the development and implementation of four overarching national mission initiatives:
The agenda and PPT presentations are here
The PPT presentation of the summary presented to CSTP the day after is here
Joint OECD/BMVIT Workshop - “Mission-Oriented Policies: Moving from guiding principles to implementation”
On the 27 September, the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) and OECD jointly organised a workshop on “Mission-Oriented Policies: Moving from guiding principles to implementation” in Vienna.
The objective of the workshop were to present the analytical framework underpinning the OECD project and discuss the derived tools for the fieldwork. This was an important milestone in the project that allowed consolidating the ground for the empirical phase.
It gathered more 50 participants: members of the project steering group, policy makers from Austria and other OECD countries who have concrete experience in implementing mission-oriented innovation policy, selected academic and experts in the field.
Many thanks to the BMVIT team for a insightful event, in a friendly and effective atmosphere!
The CSTP high-level roundtable first session focused on the following question : Are mission-oriented programmes an efficient way for government to influence research and innovation?
The key take-aways from this session are:
The slides of the introductory speech of Dominique Guellec are here
The brochure of the HL roundtable is here