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Informal consultations of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies

27 October (10:00) - 28 October (13:00) 2020
Online Geneva Switzerland

Introduction

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Team of Specialists cannot hold its annual session as originally planned. To advance the work of the Team while COVID-19 related restrictions remain in place, the members of the Team will hold informal consultations through a series of webinars during the period 21-27 October 2020.

As part of these consultations, an international policy dialogue on “Building Back Better after COVID-19: Innovation Policies for a Sustainable Future” will discuss how the power of innovation can be harnessed to turn the pandemic into an opportunity to build more resilient, more sustainable and more productive economies, and how Government policy can support this. The substantive segment will be held through two thematic webinars.

The first webinar, which will be held on 21 October, on “Building Back Better: Using Platforms to Enable Sharing and Progress towards the Circular Economy” will explore innovation policies for the “platform economy” in the context of the transition towards a circular economy, where we produce and consume in a sustainable manner.

The second webinar, which will be held on 23 October, on “Building Back Better: Innovation Enhancing Procurement” will explore how countries can better use the substantial potential of public procurement to catalyse innovation for the circular economy transition and for sustainable development more broadly.

In a third webinar on 27 October, the members of the Team of Specialists will review the work that has been done since the 12th session and discuss the implementation plan for 2020-2021.

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Registration

To attend the informal consultations of the members of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies, 27-28 October 2020, please register at the following web-link at: http://indico.un.org/e/TOS_ICP_13 and create your UNECE profile. In case of difficulties you may refer to online user manual at https://wiki.unece.org/display/OMR/Online+Meeting+Registration+Guidelines
If you have already participated in UNECE meetings, your profile may have some information pre-filled upon creation. In case of difficulties please contact the secretariat by email (ludmila.boichuk@un.org).
Documents for the meeting and information for Delegates are also available.

Documents

Document's Title Eng Fre Rus
Revised annotated provisional agenda for the thirteenth session pdf pdf pdf
Building Back Better: Using Platforms to Enable Sharing and Progress towards the Circular Economy, Webinar programme pdf - pdf
Building Back Better: Innovation-enhancing Procurement for Sustainable Development, Webinar programme pdf - pdf
Inter-sessional Implementation Plan for 2020-2021 pdf - -
Results and Policy Recommendations of the Sub-regional Innovation Policy Outlook pdf - -
Results and policy recommendations of the Innovation for Sustainable Development Review of Georgia pdf - -
Chair’s summary pdf - -

  

Speakers

Name and Biography Title
Michael Munger Department of Political Science and Economics, Duke University
Monique Retamal Research Principal at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
Philippe Schuler Global Movement Coordinator, TooGoodToGo
Jamael Kudratt Global Communications and PR Manager, TooGoodToG
Jay Larson Co-founder and CEO, Anapanda
Daan Weddepohl founder and CEO, Peerby
Pekka Sivonen Executive Director, Digital Transformation of Finnish Industries, Business Finland
Johan Eklund Managing Director, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum 
Anton Gubnitsyn CEO, TIARCENTER, Russian Federation
Mikhail Petrosyan Advisor for international cooperation to the Director-General, Data Economy Russia 2024
Pilar Fajarnes Garces Economic Affairs Officer, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD
David Blanchard Head of Unit, Innovative and Digital Procurement, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
Erika Bozzay Senior Policy Adviser, Infrastructure and Public Procurement Division, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Arik Ryvkin Director, Ministry of Economy, Israel
Eva Buchinger Innovation Procurement Policy Advisor, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
Jon Mikel Zabala-Iturriagagoitia Professor of Economics, University of Deusto, Spain
Kakha Demetrashvili Deputy Head, National Public Procurement Agency, Georgia
Liesbeth Casier Policy Advisor, Public Procurement & Infrastructure Finance, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Sharon Artzy Founder, Managing Director, Circular Economy IL

Presentations

  Speaker   Presentation
     
Webinar 1: Building Back Better: Using Platforms to Enable Sharing and Progress towards the Circular Economy 
Moderator: Mr. Anders Jönsson, Chief, Innovative Policies Development Section, UNECE
   
  Professor Michael Munger, Department of Political Science and Economics, Duke University   pdf
  Mr. Pekka Sivonen, Executive Director, Digital Transformation of Finnish Industries, Business Finland   pdf
Webinar 2: Building Back Better: Innovation-enhancing Procurement for Sustainable Development
Moderator: Mr. Ralph Heinrich, Economic Affairs Officer, Innovative Policies Development Section,UNECE
   
  Ms. Erika Bozzay, Senior Policy Adviser, Infrastructure and Public Procurement Division, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)   pdf
  Mr. Jon Mikel Zabala-Iturriagagoitia, Professor of Economics, University of Deusto, Spain   pdf
  Ms. Eva Buchinger, Innovation Procurement Policy Advisor, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria   pdf