Knowledge for Development

International Science and Technology Practice and Policy (InSTePP)

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Date: 04/06/2012

Introduction:

InSTePP, an initiative hosted by the University of Minnesota, US undertakes economic research and fosters professional dialogue to inform and thereby influence strategic policy choices and actions dealing with science and technology. The centre deals with both the public and private dimensions of science and technology, and their implications for the conduct, performance and economic consequences of R&D worldwide. Public and private decisions shaping science and technology increasingly involve international dimensions. Investments in research in one locale have consequences in other locations and other areas of science. International agreements and policy initiatives and the actions of governments and (multinational) firms regarding trade, regulatory and intellectual property concerns are also impinging on and being affected by innovation processes.

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