Innovation in science, technology and industry

Workshop on Assessing the Socio-economic Impacts of Public R&D Investment

 

Working Party on Technology and Innovation Policy (TIP)

 

WORKSHOP ON ASSESSING THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF PUBLIC R&D INVESTMENT
11 June 2008

 

9:00-9:10      WELCOME
                    by Chair, Patrick Vock, Chairman of TIP

 

9:10-9:40      Opening session and keynote speech by:
                    Christopher Hull, EARTO Secretary General
                    “Assessing the Impacts of public R&D: State of the Art”

 

9:40–9:55     Beñat Bilbao-Osorio, OECD, DSTI 
                   “OECD project on Assessing the socio-economic impacts of public
                    R&D”

 

9:55–11:30   Session 1: Impact Assessment of the research system
                   Chaired by Patrick Vock, Chairman of TIP
            

                   Michele Cincera, Université Libre de Bruxelles 
                   “Efficiency of public spending in support of R&D activities: An 
                   international comparison”

        

                   Discussant: Pierre Therrien, Industry Canada

                   Taeyoung Shin, Science and Technology Policy Institute - Korea,
                   Vice-President
                  “Long-run behaviour of R&D investment and economic growth: a macro-                   econometric model”

        

                   Discussant:  Douglas Lippoldt, OECD

 

11:45–13:15 Session 2: Impact Assessment of Public Research Organisations

                   Chaired by Patrick Vock, Chairman of TIP

  

                   Julia Lane, National Science Foundation. Director, Office of Science
                   and Innovation Policy, United States 
                   “Impact Assessment at the National Science Foundation”
                   

                   Discussant:  Wolfgang Polt, Joanneum Research, Austria

 

                   Mitsutaka Matsumoto, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science
                   and Technology, Japan
                   “Impact Assessment in the National Institute of Advanced Industrial  
                   Science and Technology- AIST”

  

                   Discussant:  Eric Hauet, Ministry of Higher Education and Research,
                   France

14:30–16:00 Session 3: Impact Assessment of Public Research Programmes
                   Chaired by Ward Ziarko, Belgian Federal Science Policy

 

                   Peter Stern, VINNOVA
                   "Effects of Swedish Traffic Safety Research 1971-2004"

                   Discussant:  Christian Svanfeldt, European Commission, DG RTD
                  

                   Professor Paul Zagamé, Université de Paris 1, Phanteón-Sorbonne.
                   “The EU FP7. Ex-ante Impact Assessment”

                   Discussant:  Bernd Fischer, Federal Ministry of Education and
                   Research (BMBF), Germany

16:30-17:30 Session 4: Roundtable: Definition of new (realistic) further    
                   research areas
                   Chaired by Ward Ziarko, Belgian Federal Science Policy

 

                   Julia Lane, National Science Foundation. Director, Office of Science
                   and Innovation Policy, United States
                   “New initiatives on public R&D investment in the US”
             

                   Professor Paul Zagamé, Université de Paris 1, Phanteón-Sorbonne.
                   “Methodological work  envisaged by the DEMETER project”
                   

                   Dirk Pilat, OECD, DSTI. Head of STP Division
                   “Role of Impact Assessment in the OECD Innovation Strategy”

 

                   Fred Gault, Statistics Canada/Alessandra Colecchia, OECD, DSTI.
                   "Work on indicators for improving public R&D Impact Assessments”

 

17:30–18:00 Closing Session Main conclusions and further steps
                   Chaired by Patrick Vock, President of TIP

                   Rapporteur’s summary:
                   Mario Cervantes and Beñat Bilbao-Osorio, DSTI, OECD.
                   “Main conclusions on methodologies for Impact Assessment”

 

                   Alessandra Colecchia, DSTI, OECD.
                   “Main conclusions on existing and new data for Impact Assessment”

 

 

 

 

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