Science, technology and innovation policy

Blue Sky II Plenary Sessions


Monday, September 25, 2006
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

Keynote address

Speaker: Dr. John H. Marburger, III
Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Executive Office of the President of the United States of America

Plenary 1 – New uses of existing science and technology indicators in a global context


Dominique Foray – Enriching the indicator base for the economics of knowledge

Anthony Arundel – Innovation indicators: Any progress since 1996?

Discussant, followed by questions and answers from the floor.

Summary of Plenary 1 

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Keynote address

Speaker: Dr. Luc Soete
Joint Director of the United Nations University Institute for New Technologies (UNU-INTECH)
Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT)

Plenary 2 – New science and technology uses of non science and technology indicators


Eric von Hippel – Indicator development required for science, technology and innovation policies in an era of democratizing innovation

Reinhilde Veugelers – Developments in EU statistics on science, technology and innovation: Taking stock and moving forward towards evidence based policy analysis

Heidi Ertl – Towards understanding the impacts of science, technology and innovation activities

Discussant, followed by questions and answers from the floor

Summary of Plenary 2

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Plenary session 3 – New indicators and methods


Benoît Godin – Statistics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy: How to Get Relevant Indicators

Giorgio Sirilli

Luis Sans-Menendez

Ward Ziarko

Andrew Wyckoff

Summary of parallel sessions

Panel Discussion: What has been learned and what happens next?


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