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Seventh session of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies

Seventh session of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies

16 - 17 October 2014
Salle XII, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland

Introduction

[TOS ICP poster]

The substantive segment of the session will be on:
Smart Specialization - Strategies for Sustainable Development

Smart specialization is a – relatively new – approach to innovation policy and to economic development. It is a strategy in which governments design and deploy their policy instruments on the basis of market signals in order to leverage existing capabilities, assets and competences in the enterprise sector to promote innovation and to generate new comparative advantages.

The seminar will bring together leading policy makers, and representatives of civil society, the business community and academics.

[TOS ICP poster]

The substantive segment of the session will be on:
Smart Specialization - Strategies for Sustainable Development

Smart specialization is a – relatively new – approach to innovation policy and to economic development. It is a strategy in which governments design and deploy their policy instruments on the basis of market signals in order to leverage existing capabilities, assets and competences in the enterprise sector to promote innovation and to generate new comparative advantages.

The seminar will bring together leading policy makers, and representatives of civil society, the business community and academics.

Presentations

  Speaker
(as shown on the Programme)
  Presentation
Session 1: Smart Specialization Strategies – Why, What and How?    
  Walter Deffaa, Director-General, DG Regio, European Commission   pdf
  Dominique Foray, Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland   pdf
  Charles Wessner, Georgetown University, former Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, National Academy of Sciences, United States   pdf
  Slavo Radosevic, University College London, United Kingdom   pdf
Session 2: Smart Specialization and Economic Development – Filling the Policy Gaps    
  Philip McCann, University of Groningen, Netherlands   pdf
  Paolo Casalino, Head of Regione Puglia to Bruxelles, Puglia Region, Italy   pdf
 

Hannes Leo, CEO, cbased, Austria
and
Harald Gohm, Standortagentur Tirol, Austria

  pdf
  Carmen Sillero Illanes, Head of Division for Strategy and Programmes, Agency for Innovation and Development, Andalucía Region, Spain   pdf
  Alexander Kobenko, Vice-premier, Samara region, Russian Federation   pdf
  Pavel Dvorak, Principal Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development   pdf
  Zhumatay Salimov, Deputy Chairman, National Agency for Technological Development, Kazakhstan   pdf
  Eli Anavi, Director, SME & Innovations Directorate, Ministry of Economics & Energy, Bulgaria   pdf
Session 3: Smart Government for Smart Specialization - Building Capacity for Policy Design and Implementation    
  Kevin Morgan, Cardiff University, United Kingdom   pdf
  Beata Lubos, Head of Unit of Innovation Policy, Ministry of Economy, Poland   pdf
  Lena Tsipouri, University of Athens, Greece   pdf
Session 4: Above and Beyond – Policy Coordination and Cooperation Across Regions    
  Ruslan Rakhmatullin, Smart Specialization Platform, Joint Research Center, European Commission   pdf
  Annalisa Primi, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development   pdf
  José Carlos Caldeira, President, National Innovation Agency Portugal, and Vanguard Initiative   pdf

 

  Speaker
(as shown on the Programme)
  Presentation
Session 1: Smart Specialization Strategies – Why, What and How?    
  Walter Deffaa, Director-General, DG Regio, European Commission   pdf
  Dominique Foray, Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland   pdf
  Charles Wessner, Georgetown University, former Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, National Academy of Sciences, United States   pdf
  Slavo Radosevic, University College London, United Kingdom   pdf
Session 2: Smart Specialization and Economic Development – Filling the Policy Gaps    
  Philip McCann, University of Groningen, Netherlands   pdf
  Paolo Casalino, Head of Regione Puglia to Bruxelles, Puglia Region, Italy   pdf
 

Hannes Leo, CEO, cbased, Austria
and
Harald Gohm, Standortagentur Tirol, Austria

  pdf
  Carmen Sillero Illanes, Head of Division for Strategy and Programmes, Agency for Innovation and Development, Andalucía Region, Spain   pdf
  Alexander Kobenko, Vice-premier, Samara region, Russian Federation   pdf
  Pavel Dvorak, Principal Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development   pdf
  Zhumatay Salimov, Deputy Chairman, National Agency for Technological Development, Kazakhstan   pdf
  Eli Anavi, Director, SME & Innovations Directorate, Ministry of Economics & Energy, Bulgaria   pdf
Session 3: Smart Government for Smart Specialization - Building Capacity for Policy Design and Implementation    
  Kevin Morgan, Cardiff University, United Kingdom   pdf
  Beata Lubos, Head of Unit of Innovation Policy, Ministry of Economy, Poland   pdf
  Lena Tsipouri, University of Athens, Greece   pdf
Session 4: Above and Beyond – Policy Coordination and Cooperation Across Regions    
  Ruslan Rakhmatullin, Smart Specialization Platform, Joint Research Center, European Commission   pdf
  Annalisa Primi, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development   pdf
  José Carlos Caldeira, President, National Innovation Agency Portugal, and Vanguard Initiative   pdf

 

Documents

Document's Title Eng Fre Rus
Informational flyer about the event pdf - -
Agenda
ECE/CECI/ICP/2014/1
pdf - -
Report of sixth session
ECE/CECI/ICP/2013/2
pdf pdf pdf
TOS - ICP sixth session's page here
Report of seventh session
ECE/CECI/ICP/2014/2
- - -
Innovation in the public sector
ECE/CECI/2014/3
pdf pdf pdf
Good Practices and Policy Recommendations on Aligning Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policies
ECE/CECI/2014/9
pdf pdf pdf
Options for creating working groups, task forces and editorial boards to facilitate the implementation of the work plan (Item 4 of the provisional agenda - Conference Room Paper 1) pdf - -
Innovation for Development at ESCWA pdf - -
Document's Title Eng Fre Rus
Informational flyer about the event pdf - -
Agenda
ECE/CECI/ICP/2014/1
pdf - -
Report of sixth session
ECE/CECI/ICP/2013/2
pdf pdf pdf
TOS - ICP sixth session's page here
Report of seventh session
ECE/CECI/ICP/2014/2
- - -
Innovation in the public sector
ECE/CECI/2014/3
pdf pdf pdf
Good Practices and Policy Recommendations on Aligning Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policies
ECE/CECI/2014/9
pdf pdf pdf
Options for creating working groups, task forces and editorial boards to facilitate the implementation of the work plan (Item 4 of the provisional agenda - Conference Room Paper 1) pdf - -
Innovation for Development at ESCWA pdf - -

Speakers

Name and Biography Title
Adriana Agrimi Head of the Industrial Research and Innovation Department, Puglia Region, Italy
Eli Anavi Director, SME & Innovations Directorate, Ministry of Economics & Energy, Bulgaria
Ivan Bortnik Chairman, Association of Innovative Regions, Russian Federation
José Carlos Caldeira Director, INESC, Portugal and Vanguard Initiative
Mario Cervantes Principal Administrator, Science & Technology Policy Division, OECD
Walter Deffaa Director General, DG Regional Policy, European Commission
Pavel Dvorak Principal Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Dominique Foray Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland
Carmen Sillero Illanes Head of Division for Strategy and Programmes, Agency for Innovation and Development, Andalucía Region, Spain
Alexander Kobenko Vice-premier, Samara region, Russian Federation
Hannes Leo CEO, cbased, and Harald Gohm, Standortagentur Tirol, Austria
Beata Lubos Head of Unit of Innovation Policy, Ministry of Economy, Poland
Philip McCann University of Groningen, Netherlands
Kevin Morgan University of Cardiff, United Kingdom
Annalisa Primi Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Slavo Radosevic University College London, United Kingdom
Ruslan Rakhmatullin S3 Platform Team, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Zhumatay Salimov Deputy Chairman, National Agency for Technological Development, Kazakhstan
Lena Tsipouri University of Athens, Greece
Charles Wessner Georgetown University, former Director, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
U.S. National Academy of Sciences

 

 

Name and Biography Title
Adriana Agrimi Head of the Industrial Research and Innovation Department, Puglia Region, Italy
Eli Anavi Director, SME & Innovations Directorate, Ministry of Economics & Energy, Bulgaria
Ivan Bortnik Chairman, Association of Innovative Regions, Russian Federation
José Carlos Caldeira Director, INESC, Portugal and Vanguard Initiative
Mario Cervantes Principal Administrator, Science & Technology Policy Division, OECD
Walter Deffaa Director General, DG Regional Policy, European Commission
Pavel Dvorak Principal Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Dominique Foray Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland
Carmen Sillero Illanes Head of Division for Strategy and Programmes, Agency for Innovation and Development, Andalucía Region, Spain
Alexander Kobenko Vice-premier, Samara region, Russian Federation
Hannes Leo CEO, cbased, and Harald Gohm, Standortagentur Tirol, Austria
Beata Lubos Head of Unit of Innovation Policy, Ministry of Economy, Poland
Philip McCann University of Groningen, Netherlands
Kevin Morgan University of Cardiff, United Kingdom
Annalisa Primi Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Slavo Radosevic University College London, United Kingdom
Ruslan Rakhmatullin S3 Platform Team, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Zhumatay Salimov Deputy Chairman, National Agency for Technological Development, Kazakhstan
Lena Tsipouri University of Athens, Greece
Charles Wessner Georgetown University, former Director, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
U.S. National Academy of Sciences