The economy’s capacity for innovation, like its ability to make use of new developments, depends on the quality of education and access to it.
Qualifications, expertise, skills, and abilities are important building blocks for innovation in business and the economy – and also in society. At the same time, however, innovation also requires individuals to adapt. Thus education and innovation are inextricably linked, even if they are not always concretely interrelated. How does the educational system enhance the capacity of individuals and the economy to innovate? What challenges will the educational system face as a result of innovation and change? How does innovation affect the quality of education, and what is are the consequences for the skills and abilities students will need to master?