Innovation in science, technology and industry

INNOSERV Final Conference

 

 

 

INNOSERV FINAL CONFERENCE

Tuesday, 11 December 2012
OECD, Paris

 

Background document

Summary and list of participants

About INNOSERV


8:45–9:30

  • Registration and networking breakfast

9:30 – 9:45 

 

Welcome and introduction

  • Patrick Vock (Swiss State Secretariat for Education & Research and Chair of the TIP Working Party)
  • Dominique Guellec (Head of the Country Studies and Outlook Division, STI, OECD)

Session 1 – Overview of the INNOSERV project’s main findings

 

9:45–11:00

Moderator: Patrick Vock (Swiss State Secretariat for Education & Research and Chair of the TIP Working Party)

Discussants:

  • Bruce Tether (Professor of Innovation Management and Strategy, Manchester Business School, United Kingdom)
  • Pim den Hertog (Director, Innovation & Interaction, Dialogic, and Research Co-ordinator, Amsterdam Centre for Service Innovation), and Bram Kaashoek (Dialogic, Netherlands)

11:00-11:15: coffee break

 

Session 2 – New service R&D and innovation trends as drivers of business opportunities

This session extends the case study evidence captured throughout the project by providing additional illustrations of the changing nature of service R&D and innovation in firms. New models of service R&D and innovation are a growing source of revenue for firms in all sectors. Session participants will provide their own perspective on the key drivers and obstacles for exploiting new business opportunities.

 

11:15-12:45 

 

Moderator: Ivanka Visnjic (Cambridge Service Alliance, United Kingdom)

Panellists


12:45-14:00: Lunch break


Session 3 – New strategies for designing service-oriented R&D and innovation policies

 

The OECD has been reviewing services R&D and innovation policies across countries to benchmark the capability of countries to facilitate service R&D and innovation through policy making. This session extends the project’s recommendations on how to remove potential barriers generated by market and systemic failures specific to service R&D and innovation. In the light of services heterogeneity, participants will be asked to discuss whether policies may require adaptation and customisation. This session invited OECD policy makers and experts to share their views on the current best practice in service innovation policy. The session also illustrated direct and indirect policy instruments used to support service innovation. 

 

14:00-15:15 

  

Moderator: Mario Cervantes (Senior Economist, OECD)

Panellists


15:15-15.45 Coffee break


15:45-17:15 

 

Session 4 - Defining the future research agenda on innovation in services

 

The INNOSERV project has provided new policy-relevant evidence for understanding the nature of service innovation but also highlights some knowledge and evidence gaps. In this session, participants will be asked to identify possible directions for future research from a variety of measurement and analytical perspectives which can be captured in future work by TIP and NESTI. 

 

Moderator: Svein Olav Nås (Special Adviser, Research Council of Norway)

Panellists:

  • Bruce Tether (Professor of Innovation Management and Strategy, Manchester Business School, United Kingdom)
  • Arie van der Zwan (Senior Policy Advisor on International Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, Netherlands)
  • John Jankowski, Programme Director, National Centre for Science and Engineering Statistics, National Science Foundation, United States
  • Fernando Galindo-Rueda (Senior Economist, OECD)

 Concluding remarks

  • Alessandra Colecchia (Head of the Economic Analysis and Statistics Division, STI, OECD)