8th Conference on Micro Evidence on Innovation and Development (MEIDE)

10-12 February 2015
New Delhi, India

The 8th Conference on Micro Evidence on Innovation and Development (MEIDE) was held on 12 February 2015 at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi, India.

This was part of a series of events organised on the topic of “inclusive innovation”. The OECD’s Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation in conjunction with the Confederation of Indian Industries hosted an international conference on inclusive innovation on 10 February  (http://oe.cd/inclusive). Then the World Bank Group hosted a forum with practitioners and policymakers focused on knowledge and experience exchange in implementation of policies supporting inclusive innovation on 11 February.

UNU-MERIT’s 8th MEIDE conference, on 12 February, brought together researchers from around the world to discuss the importance of innovation for economic growth and development. This year a particular emphasis was placed on inclusive development and the role of innovation in achieving it. However, other papers on innovation, knowledge diffusion and development were also welcome. Priority was given to empirical studies that are devoted to developing countries and that are based on micro data, such as innovation surveys, R&D surveys, firm and household surveys, patents, publications, or research grants.

Scientific Committee

Local Organiser

Confederation of Indian Industry

Examples of Topics

  • Innovation, productivity and firm performance
  • Innovation, education, health, human capital, and social capital
  • Innovation in universities and public institutions
  • Technology adoption and diffusion
  • Innovation and employment
  • Innovation and internationalisation
  • Innovation and the role of financial institutions
  • Inclusive, indigenous and frugal innovation
  • Innovation and international trade
  • Firm learning/upgrading and exports
  • Effectiveness of innovation policies
  • Innovation metrics
  • Non-technological innovations
  • User innovations
  • Migration and development
  • Policy evaluations
  • Eco-innovation
  • Innovation and agriculture
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Scientific careers and mobility
  • Productivity and spillovers in scientific research
  • Cooperation and scientific research networks


    OECD; Flickr / khrlsgraphic