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OECD Workshop on Partnerships for Development and Diffusion of Innovation: agenda and presentations

 

OECD Workshop on Partnerships for
Development & Diffusion of Innovation

 

31 January and 1 February 2008
Palazzo Calepini, Trento, Italy

 

The Trento workshop was sponsored jointly by the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry and the Autonomous Province of Trento, and was organised in co-operation with the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development, and the OECD LEED Trento Centre for Local Development.

 

Agenda and presentations


PROVINCIA AUTONOMA
DI TRENTO

Thursday, 31 January

Introduction

  • Gianluca Salvatori, Minister of Planning, Research and Innovation, Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy
  • Pier Carlo Padoan, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
  • Susanne Huttner, Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD

Session 1.  Private-private partnerships

  • Introduction by Chair: Ken Warwick, Chair, OECD Committee on Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Deputy Chief Economic Advisor, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, United Kingdom
  • Crossing frontiers of innovation: a people and design led collaborative approach to innovation”,  Marlou Kremer, Director, New Business Philips Design, Netherlands
  • Case Study, Flemming Vang Sparsø, Senior Manager, Danisco, Denmark
  • “Medical innovation”, Diana Lanchoney, Executive Director, Developing World Strategic Integration,  Merck & Co, United States
  • Open floor discussion

Session 2.  Public-private partnerships

Friday, 1 February
Session 3.  Regional experiences: innovation, social capital and public policies

Roundtable:  Policy perspectives on non-technological innovation

  • Introduction by Chair, Marcos Bonturi, Head, Structural Policy Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD
  • Discussant 1:  Jörgen Rosted, Director, FORA – Centre for Economic and Business Research,  National Construction and Enterprise Authority, Denmark
  • Discussant 2:  Andrea Bonaccorsi, Professor, University of  Pisa, Italy
  • Summing up by Chairperson

Closing remarks

  • Gianluca Salvatori, Minister of Planning, Research and Innovation, Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy
  • Pier Carlo Padoan, Deputy Secretary General, OECD

 

Annotation

This event is part of a series of workshops organised under the auspices of the OECD Committee on Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. These workshops consider various dimensions of non-technological innovation including factors that influence the demand and take-up of innovation by firms, as well as provision of innovative products and services to markets. In this regard, the workshops cover some of the main channels employed by enterprises in accessing and commercialising knowledge and innovation (e.g. academic or government research, inter-business or other public-private partnerships, internal investment in research and development or user-driven innovation), the nature of incentives to develop and market new products, and the barriers and constraints that may impede this process.

The Trento workshop focussed on partnerships (public-private and private-private) for the development and diffusion of innovation. A specific focus was devoted to drawing lessons from territorial case studies, with a view to their general applicability for local innovation policies. The workshop considered, with a policy-oriented perspective, the interactions between innovation and social capital for local knowledge-based capacity development.