List of Figures and Tables-. Notes on Contributors-. Preface (Klaus Gretschmann and Stefan Schepers)-. 1. Revisiting Innovation: Revolutionizing European Innovation by Means of an Innovation Ecosystem (Klaus Gretschmann and Stefan Schepers)-. 2. The Benefits and Rewards of Innovation Policies (Morten Rasmussen)-. 3. Icarus or Sisyphus: Innovation Between Hype, Rebuff and New Sobriety (Klaus Gretschmann)-. 4. Open Innovation and Clusters: Why Geographical Proximity Matters (Alberto di Mini and Marco Rossi)-. 5. Policy Coherence for Developing and Steering Innovation Ecosystems (Maria Luisa Poncela)-. 6. Funding and Financing- Fresh Thinking Required (Morten Rasmussen, Nicola Redi)-. 7. Collaborative Governance: A Promising Method for Innovation (Stefan Schepers)-. 8. Governance of the Alignment as a Basis for Renewing Innovation Policy (Andrew Kakabadse, Nada Korac-Kakabadse)-. 9. Towards True Regulatory Reform: How to Make EU Governance Innovation-fit (Christoph Bausch)-. 10. Developing Top Academic Institutions to Support Innovation (Jean-Claude Thoenig)-. 11. Cultural Diversity and Political Unity in the Innovation Ecosystem (Michel Praet, Tristan du Puy)-. 12. Beyond the Crystal Ball: Foresight (Stefan Schepers)-. 13. Match and Mold: The Crucial Role of Enterprises to Manage Innovation within the Innovation Ecosystem. A Case Study. (Egbert Lox)-. 14. Our Recommendations and their Effects: Tiptoeing in Unchartered Territory (Klaus Gretschmann and Stefan Schepers)-. 15. By Way of Conclusion (Klaus Gretschmann and Stefan Schepers)-. Index-.
"Innovation, the creation of added value, will be a decisive factor for Europe's future prosperity. Therefore we need to think outside the box, to develop new approaches and to make original contributions to the European innovation thinking. This makes this book worth reading." (Herman Van Rompuy, former Prime Minister of Belgium, President Emeritus of the European Council of the European Union) "The book convincingly advocates that Europe needs to upgrade its innovation policy and to make it an overarching target, as the Single Market once was, for the benefit of its citizens' welfare." (Mario Monti, former Member of the Commission of the European Union, former Prime Minister of Italy)
Klaus Gretschmann is Chairman of the High Level Group on Innovation Policy Management and the President of CATE (Competence and Advisory Team Europe). Formerly the Director-General of the Council of the European Union responsible for competitiveness, research, innovation, the single market and industrial policy, Klaus has also been the personal representative of Germany's Chancellor for G8 summit preparation. A member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, he is the author of numerous publications. Stefan Schepers is Secretary General of the High Level Group on Innovation Policy Management and Visiting Professor at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. Stefan is also the First Director General of the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht, The Netherlands and a Partner in EPPA, a Belgian management consultancy specialising in business-government-society interaction. A Member of the Senate of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and Director of the Academy of Business in Society, he has published on management and EU affairs and recently co-edited Rethinking the future of Europe (2014).