Innovation in science, technology and industry

Joint CIIE-CSTP Workshop on Demand-led Innovation Policies



14-15 SEPTEMBER 2009


DAY 1: 

Welcome and Opening: Andrew Wyckoff, Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD
Keynote speaker:  David Evans, Senior Advisor for Government Affairs to the Technology Strategy Board, United Kingdom

Session 1: Dynamics of demand for innovation
This session explored the role of demand for innovation at the level of industries and firms, examining critical issues along the innovation-value chain among others the diffusion of innovation by early users.

Session Chair: James Watson, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, United Kingdom

Speaker: Mario Cervantes, Science and Technology Policy Division, OECD “Demand-led Innovation: What role for policy” 


a) The innovation value chain

Speaker: Henriette Van Eijl, DG-Enterprise and Lead Markets,  European Commission 
Discussant/commentator: Franco Malerba, Bocconi University, Italy
General discussion  


b) User-led innovation and lead markets

Speakers: Sigrid Dahlerup, FORA, Denmark, “The Danish user-driven policy programme” 
Michelle Mahdon, Programme Leader, The Work Foundation, United Kingdom,  “The Serendipity of Interaction: The role of consumer preferences in the innovation process”
Discussant/commentator: Rian Beise-Zee, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand


Session 2: Policies to foster demand -led innovation

This session explored the role of public and social demand in innovation, focusing on the policies and on sectoral approaches in demand-side policy (e.g. ICT, health innovation, green innovation or services innovation). It also explored some of the difficulties and trade-offs in implementing such policy instruments, e.g. in ensuring competition and performance, and in fostering risk-taking.
Session Chair: Henriette Van Eijl,  DG-Enterprise and Lead Markets,  European Commission


a) Meeting Social and Public Demands through Innovative Procurement

Speakers: James Sheppard, OECD  Governance Directorate “Public procurement in OECD countries: Issues and Policies”
Petri Lehto, Innovation Department, Demand-Based Innovation, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Finland “Public procurement and the new financial instrument for innovative public procurement”
Mike Weber, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany  “Germany’s experience with procurement for innovation”

David Bloch, Partner, Winston & Strawn, LLP, United States “Intellectual property issues arising  in government procurement for innovation: the case of the United States”
Discussant:  Peter Bennett, OECD Governance Directorate  
General discussion    


b) Demand-led innovation: Sectoral Approaches

Speakers: Xavier Leflaive, Principal Administrator, OECD Environment Directorate “Measures in OECD countries to stimulate demand for eco-innovation”
Kenji Ueki,  METI, Japan, “Fostering green innovation in Japan including through regulations/standards” 
Matthew Squire, Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Australia : Demand-led innovation initiatives : early results from Australia” 
General discussion


DAY 2:

Session 3:  Evaluation of demand-side innovation policies
This session explored some of the issues that arise in implementing evaluations of demand-side policies, including how to assess both the direct and indirect outcomes of such policies.
Session Chair: Iain Gillespie, Head of the Science and Technology Policy Division, DSTI, OECD 
Speaker: Jakob Edler, MIIR, University of Manchester,  United Kingdom 
Discussant: Woo Sung Lee, STEPI, Korea 
General discussion


Session 4: Implications for the Innovation Strategy: Panel discussion

The key policy issues in demand-side innovation and the implications for the Innovation Strategy was explored by the panel through a series of questions. This included governance issues and potential policy trade-offs that needed to be addressed.

Session Chair: Patrick Vock,  Chairman of TIP, Switzerland
Panel discussion
- Henriette Van Eijl, DG-Enterprise and Lead Markets, European Commission
Jorgen Rosted,  Director, Fora, Ministry of Enterprise and Construction, Denmark
- Jakob Edler, MIIR, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
- Karl Schmitt, Siemens,  Germany
- Franco Malerba , Bocconi University, Italy


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