Conference to address innovation in Europe

February 17, 2003

Brussels, 14 Feb 2003

The SEGERA project consortium is organising a conference on 'innovation in Europe: dynamics, institutions and values' in Roskilde, Denmark, from 8 to 9 May.

The event is funded by the European Commission under the Improving Human Potential section of the Fifth Framework Programme.

The concept behind the conference is to analyse and discuss the dynamics, institutions and values that characterise the innovation process and technological development in Europe, with a focus on the EU.

High on the agenda for discussion are case studies that give a perspective on European dynamics, multiple country or comparative studies, or, exceptionally, national experiences that have a European relevance.

Discussions will be organised around seven key topics, and for each topic, papers will be presented to provide material for analysis. The topics are:
- Systems of innovation, institutions and values in Europe;
- Knowledge dynamics and cooperation;
- Intellectual property rights;
- Private financing and public-private partnerships for innovation;
- Risk society and the governance of science;
- Innovation for competitiveness and cohesion;
- Information society.

Keynote speakers at the event will include Professor Bengt- Åke Lundvall, and Paraskevas Dimitri Caracostas, Head of Unit: Knowledge-based economy and society, from the Commission's Research DG.

For further information, please consult the following web address:

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