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“elements of science, technology and industrial policy that explicitly aim at promoting the development, spread and efficient use of new products, services and processes in markets or inside private and public organisations. The main focus is on the impact on economic performance and social cohesion. Innovation policy has wider objectives than those of science policy and technology policy” (LUNDVALL & BORRAS 1997:37)
“a public intervention to support the generation and diffusion of new products, processes or services” (NESTA 2013:12)