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Second Session of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies

14 - 15 February 2008
Geneva Switzerland


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Provisional Agenda ECE/CECI/ICP/2008/1 PDF PDF PDF
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Creating supportive framework conditions for enhancing
the innovative capacity of firms 

“Creating supportive framework conditions for enhancing the innovative
capacity of firms”
Charlie Karlsson - Professor of the Economics of Technological Change
and Director of CISEG (Centre for Innovation Systems, Entrepreneurship and Growth)
Jönköping International Business, School, Jönköping, Sweden
“Innovation policy mix as a chance to boost innovation potential of firms.
Polish experience”
Krzysztof Gulda - Director of Economy Development Department
Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Poland
“Innovation policy and problems of creation and development of the National Innovation System of Ukraine”
Igor Yegorov - Department Head, S&T Potential and Science History Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Seed-and-breed innovation-promotion institutions:
“BSR InnoNet and the European Cluster Memorandum”
Jens Erik Lund - Coordinator at Nordic Innovation Centre of the BSR InnoNet
“Science parks in the UK – part of the fabric of the innovation agenda”
Malcom Parry - Vice Chairman of the UK Science Park Association
Member of the Advisory Council of the International Association of Science Parks
“Clusters, science parks and regional development: Strategies and policies in Hungary”
Gábor Békés - Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
“Optimizing the functioning and effectiveness of innovation intermediaries”
Claire Nauwelaers - Research Director, UNU-MERIT
“Innovative support for innovative entrepreneurs; the EC-BIC approach”
Jacques Pronk – Special Advisor, European BIC Network (EBN)
“Structural Elements of Seed-and-Breed Assistance ( Russia)”
Ivan Bortnik – Director General
FASIE- Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises
Russian Federation
Strengthening industry-science links:
“Science - industry links in CEE and CIS: conventional policy wisdoms facing reality”
Slavo Radosevic - Professor of Industry and Innovation Studies
University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies
“Sectoral case study: Innovation and the software sector”
Piotr Stryszowski - Economist, Structural Policy Division
Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
“SBIR program and its impact on the commercialization activities of small companies”
Albert Link - Professor, Department of Economics
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
“The Czech Innovation Forum”
Anna Kaderabkova - Centre for Economic Studies
University of Economics and Management, Prague
“Science cities: Prototypical or Atypical”
Liana Marina Ranga - Assistant Professor in Innovation and Management
Newcastle University Business School
Supporting firms’ innovation skills and human capital:
“Skill formation and innovation - a macro and micro perspective”
Hannes Leo – Director, IZA - Institute for the Study of Labor
Bonn, Germany
Presentation by the “UNECE Secretariat :
“The Committee on Economic Cooperation and Integration:
Status of Programme Implementation and Prospects”
Rumen Dobrinsky – Economic Cooperation and Integragion Division