Coming soon: international workshop on innovation indicators

This workshop’s main objective is to study all we know about the state of innovation indicators in Latin America and both its actual and potential use as a political resource. Almost a decade ago, RICYT developed and published the Bogotá Manual (RICYT/COLCIENCIAS, 2000), which still acts as a guide to the different situations that our countries have to encounter while measuring innovation. The Bogotá Manual was structured around three questions: Why do we measure innovative processes? What do we measure? How do we do it? Nowadays, we feel in need of adding a new question: after retrieving the information, how can we use it to design and evaluate public policies?

The workshop will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay, during September 17 and 18. The organization of the seminar is being handled by the Investigation and Innovation National Agency of Uruguay (ANII) and the Network on Science and Technology Indicators (RICYT), with the sponsorship of the Ibero-American Observatory of Science, Technology and Society (OCTS-OEI), the Agencia Española de la Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) and the Centro Internacional de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo (IDRC), plus the support of the Comisión Económica para América Latina (CEPAL) and the Ibero-American Development Bank (BID).

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