Babbage Forum


Through our network, we:

1. Provide a multidisciplinary forum to share expertise, ideas, opportunities and challenges

2. Highlight new and emerging trends which might influence policymaking

3. Examine and compare industrial innovation policymaking practices internationally

Policymaker Forum

In September last year The Babbage Forum brought together influential global policymakers to discuss the significant effects of recent geopolitical changes on industrial innovation policies. The event provided an exceptional opportunity for mutual learning and progress in industrial innovation policy.

Meeting report

Priority themes

Many industrial innovation policy themes are familiar to experts, however a recent Babbage Forum review provides an international multidisciplinary overview and an opportunity to improve areas of policymaking thought to be of particular challenge and significance, such as:

  • Institutional ‘ecosystems’
  • Policymaking competencies
  • Evaluation and policy learning
  • Industrial capabilities

Summary Report

National reports

During 2022, The Babbage Forum focussed on exploring national practices in industrial innovation policymaking. The work was stimulated by the rapidly evolving industrial, technological and geopolitical landscape and the renewed interest in industrial innovation policy in many countries.

Reports were prepared for the ten member countries, drawing on desk research and interviews with leading policymakers in each country.

National Reports

Babbage news

Throughout the year, The Babbage Forum convenes roundtables and meetings that bring together leading academics with senior policymakers from around the world.

Discover the latest news or contact us to discuss arranging such an event.

News items

Meeting enquiries