The creation of new scientific and technological knowledge and exploiting such knowledge for solving social and economic problems is the cornerstone of innovations. Strengthening the capability to realize such innovations continuously is a necessary condition for enhancing economic growth. Exploiting new and expanding technological opportunities brought about by artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IOT), and Big Data, the absorption of scientific progress as well as exploitation of global knowledge for original discoveries and innovations have become very important in this regard. It also will be important to assess innovation policy from this perspective. This research will assess the innovation capability of the Japanese industry from this perspective based on original micro data and deepen the analysis hitherto made by the research members in order to examine the frontier issues and agenda for innovation policy.
October 10, 2017 - September 30, 2019