Research Programs: Technology and Innovation

Research on Innovation Process and its Institutional Infrastructure Based on Micro Data

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


NAGAOKA Sadao (Program Director, Faculty Fellow)



This project is a follow-up to the project titled "Structural Characteristics of the R&D Activities of Japanese Firms and Their Future Challenges" and implemented during RIETI's second medium-term plan. It will exploit the following: the database developed in the previous term for the aforementioned project, the ongoing large-scale surveys on the inventors in Japan, the U.S., and Europe, the Basic Survey of Business Activities, and the Patent Database so as to deepen our understanding of innovation process and to assess the existing infrastructure for its potential improvement. The project will also involve international collaborative research.

April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2013

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers