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Title: Innovation Conference 2008

Wednesday 10 December 2008 - Friday 12 December 2008

Organiser: Innovation Policy Unit at National Institute of Technology Mangement
Location: Blackrock Campus
Contact: Prof. Petra Ahrweiler
Audience: All Welcome

Innovation Conference 2008

For today's knowledge economies, innovation is crucially important and innovation happens in complex social systems. This conference invites interested participants to listen to the leading international experts of innovation research and discuss issues of immediate concern to innovation policy makers and innovation business managers. The programme will review the state of the art in international Innovation Research and can been seen on the conference Website.

The programme reviews the state of the art in international Innovation Research

  • by presenting results from the empirical analysis of innovative actors such as universities, SMEs, and MNEs while focussing on their respective contributions to the innovation process,

  • by illuminating the systemic context of innovation with
    emphasis on regional and sectoral systems of innovation in an evolutionary framework,

  • and by discussing the tools and methods with which innovation networks in complex social systems can be successfully investigated to extend and apply our knowledge of them most effectively.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Tom Allen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Björn Asheim, Lund University, Sweden
  • John Casti, Int'l Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Vienna, Austria
  • Philip Cooke, Cardiff University, UK
  • Bernd Ebersberger , MCI Management Center Innsbruck
  • Henry Etzkowitz, Newcastle University, UK
  • Nigel Gilbert, University Surrey, UK
  • Martin Heidenreich, University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • David Lane, Santa Fe Institute, USA
  • Rajneesh Narula, University of Reading, UK
  • Andreas Pyka, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Pier Paolo Saviotti, GAEL Grenoble, France
  • Flaminio Squazzoni, University of Brescia, Italy
  • Sheila Slaughter, University of Georgia, USA

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