o Date: March 14th, 2013
o Descriptive text: Mazzucato’s talk focused on the challenges that innovation scholars face in creating knowledge for transformational policies that bridge innovation policy with growth policy, render innovation ‘eco-systems’ more symbiotic, reform finance away from value extraction, direct the green revolution, and achieve solidarity between European countries for collective ‘competitiveness’ based on a new division of innovative labor.
o Link (Symposium Programme): http://www.innoresource.org/2nd-lundvall-symposium-challenges-for-europe-in-a-new-age/
o Date: February 28th, 2013
o Descriptive text: Mazzucato presentation focused on “State investments in innovation: fixing vs. creating markets”.
o Link (Presentation PDF): http://inctpped.ie.ufrj.br/spiderweb/pdf/Mariana_Mazzucato.pdf
o Date: February 10th, 2013
o Descriptive text: As governments around the world are seeking innovation-led growth to kick start the recovery, BBC Radio 4 looked into Schumpeter's notion of ‘Creative Destruction’ – periods in which radical innovation upset the status quo of markets and entire economies. Mazzucato provided insights on the myth of the 'entrepreneur', by citing how all the technologies that make the iPhone so smart are state funded.
o Link: http://youtu.be/8ykntxKRXZ8
o Date: January 28th, 2013
o Link: http://youtu.be/f0S2_K3oCAE
o Date: January 28th, 2013
o Link: http://youtu.be/1B4q9uXpPAA
o Date: November 20th, 2012
o Descriptive text: Mazzucato was one of the panel members of Innovation Debate 2012, aimed at analysing the concept and role of Innovation. The panel comprised eight influential and respected figures from the worlds of science, technology, medicine, engineering, education, government, industry and the media.
o Link: http://youtu.be/0xuYBlA41Z4
o Date: November 2012
o Descriptive text: Mazzucato prepared for the EC Expert Group Innovation for Growth (I4G) a policy brief on “Smart and Inclusive Growth: Reforming the risk-reward nexus in innovation”, which she presented in the workshop.
o Published on January 9th, 2013.
o Description: Mazzucato argues that governments must be able to retain ownership over a portion of the value they help create, and that innovation ‘ecosystems’ must become less parasitic, with incentives for private actors to invest long-run growth areas.
o Published in January 2013.
o Description: The focus on short-term gains encourage executives to artificially increase share prices and profits by cutting costs and investments, or by speculative mergers and acquisitions and share buybacks. However, this can have adverse long-term consequences for companies.
o Published in November 2012.
o Description: Lazonick and Mazzucato argue that the collective, cumulative, and uncertain characteristics of the innovation process make a disconnection between risks and rewards possible.
o Published in The Guardian on November 29th, 2012.
o Description: The relationship between risk and reward must change if it is to support, not undermine, long-term economic growth in the west.