Dynamics in Sectoral Innovation: Impact on Value Chains and Policy Implications?
Conference 24 February 2011, Brussels
On 24th of February 2011, the Sectoral Innovation Watch will organize its final conference presenting latest insights in the dynamics in sectoral innovation. This is supported by CIP – Competitiveness and Innovation Programme with Enterprise and Industry DG of the European Commision.
The conference ‘Dynamics in Sectoral Innovation: Impact on Value Chains and Policy Implications?’ will present sectoral analyses of innovation systems and will discuss the common trends across industrial sectors, focusing on emerging and key enabling technologies, vertical integration into global value chains, inter-penetration of services in manufacturing and eco-innovation. Moreover, the conference will discuss the implications for industrial innovation policy, especially addressing EU support for industrial innovation, smart specialization, internationalization and related aspects of industrial innovation policy.
The conference aims at reaching out to business organizations and industrial associations, academia, national, regional and local authorities and public agencies responsible for the promotion or support to innovation, think-tanks and other organizations with an interest and stake in innovation.
The conference is planned as a one day event, with several sessions and panel discussions. It will take place in Brussels in the premises of European Commission.
New Economic Ground for Innovation Policy
Lennart Elg, Jos Leijten (Eds.)
Why do countries differ in their ability to translate knowledge into economic growth and can policy make a difference?
This question was explored in a Six Countries Programme workshop (Bilbao, September 2009).
Although the Innovation Systems approach is increasingly used to expand our understanding, actual innovation policies and more in particular the budget and other resource allocations are still mainly guided by a neo-classical framework does not provide satisfactory treatment of innovation, mainly because economic agents and markets do not innovate in the way the standard neoclassical models assume.
The authors in this book analyse the directions where we need to look for new concepts and new rationales for innovation policy in order to address innovation as search and learning processes.
The book can be ordered from: Cultiva Books