First, the article discusses the state’s influence in driving innovation through finanicial support of new enterprises. Second, it is giving examples on how the state could get back some of its initial investment in order to keep on driving innovation in the future.
Mariana Mazzucato’s TED talk is a good source of background information for this article. At first, one could watch her talk. Afterwards, one could read this article. This enables the reader to understand this article in a broader economic perspective.