Discussion paper

DP11765 Can grants to consortia spur innovation and science-industry collaboration? Regression-discontinuity evidence from Poland

We use regression discontinuity to measure the impact of funding from Poland’s In-Tech program on innovation activities carried out by consortia of firms and research entities. A detailed follow-up survey of applicants enables us to measure a wider variety of outcomes than typically used in the literature. We find the grants increase the probability of a project being completed by almost 60 percentage points, lead to more science-industry collaboration, and increase the probability of patents and publications related to the proposed project. We also find early effects on commercialization of products related to the proposed project.

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Citation

McKenzie, D and M Bruhn (eds) (2017), “DP11765 Can grants to consortia spur innovation and science-industry collaboration? Regression-discontinuity evidence from Poland”, CEPR Press Discussion Paper No. 11765. https://cepr.org/publications/dp11765