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International Conference on Investing in Innovation: Promoting New Opportunities in the UNECE Region

10 - 11 April 2008

Geneva

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Provisional Agenda ECE/CECI/CONF.2/1 ENG FRE RUS
Programme ENG
Report ECE/CECI//CONF.2/2 ENG FRE RUS


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Keynote Speakers :
Philipp Hartmann
Head of Financial Research Division
European Central Bank
“The role of financial markets and innovation in productivity and growth in Europe”
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Charles Wessner
Director, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
the National Academies of the United States
“Converting research into innovation and growth: SBIR, the University and the park”
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Session 1 - National Policy Experiences in Promoting the Availability of Risk Capital :

MODERATOR:
Karen Wilson
, Founder, GV Partners and Advisor, EFER
Pertti Valtonen
Counsellor
Ministry of Economy of Finland
“Government’s venture capital policy in Finland”
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Dinand Maas
Senior Policy Advisor
Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands
“Risk capital initiatives and issues in the Netherlands”
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José Furtado
Vice-President
Institute for the Support of SMEs (IAPMEI), Portugal
“Instruments to enhance the access of SMEs to financial markets”
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Simona Grobelnik
Development Advisor
Slovene Enterprise Fund
“The encouragements for development investments in Slovenia: The activities
of the SEF”
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Marc Cowling
Principal Economist
Institute for Employment Studies, United Kingdom
“On the use of tax incentives to promote equity investment in smaller,
innovative firms in the UK”
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Anatoly Hrysanovich
Chairman
Belarusian Innovation Fund
“Formation and development of the National Innovative System of Belarus”
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Session 2a - What Governments Can Do to Enhance Private Investment in Innovation?
Views From the Investors’ Community :

MODERATOR: Brigitte Baumann, CEO, Go Beyond and EBAN Board Member

Pascal Lagarde
CEO, CDC Entreprises
France
“The role of CDC Entreprises in French public policies to promote risk capital”
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Kerstin Kiehl
Vice-President, Economic Research Division
KfW Bankengruppe, Germany
“Financing high-tech start-ups in Germany – the role of KfW”
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Patrice Liauzu
EIF Brussels Representative
European Investment Fund
“The role of a EU financial institution in support of innovation”

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Georges Noël
Director
Venture Capital Platform
European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

“The work of the new Venture Capital Platform at the EVCA”
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Harry Yuklea
Director, ASPER Centre for Entrepreneurship
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
“How to spell “financing innovations” in Hebrew (and why replicating the Israeli experience won’t always work…)”
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Anthony Bartzokas
Professorial Fellow
UNU-MERIT
“Financial markets, investment and technological change in catching-up countries”
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Jean Pierre Vuilleumier
Managing Director
CTI Invest,
Switzerland
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Session 2b - What Governments Can Do to Enhance Private Investment in Innovation?
Views From the Investors’ Community :

MODERATOR: Pierre Kladny, President, Le Réseau and Managing Partner,
Valley Capital SA, Switzerland

Albina Nikkonen
CEO
Russian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
“Promoting innovation-based growth in Russia”

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Birger Steen
General Manager
Microsoft Russia
“Building the Russian IT economy”
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David Waroquier
Partner
Mangrove Capital Partners, Luxembourg
“European venture capital - the new frontier”
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Session 3 - Addressing Environmental Challenges Through Innovation :

MODERATOR: Paul Clements-Hunt, Head of UNEP Finance Initiative

Matt Christensen
Executive Director, European Social Investment Forum
“VC4S (Venture Capital for Sustainability): Potential for the EU to Rival Silicon Valley”
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Angelo Wille
Finance for SMEs, Entrepreneurs and Innovators
Directorate General Enterprise,
European Commission
"Seed and start-up finance for eco-innovation - Need for money or for transparency?"
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Paolo Anselmo
President
Italian Business Angel Network
“Business angels, venture capital and clean technologies”
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Session 4 - From Academic Research to the Market: New Approaches to
Bridging the Financing Gap

MODERATOR: Jacqueline Fendt, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, ESC-EAP European School of Management


Jan-Anders Månson
Vice-President Innovation and Valorisation
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
“Bringing research to the market. The experiences of the EPFL”
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Laurent Miéville
President
Association of European Science & Technology Transfer Professionals (ASTP.net)
“A view on knowledge and technology transfer in Europe”
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Florian Kirschenhofer
Start-up manager, Max-Planck-Innovation
“Start-up management as technology transfer within Max-Planck-Innovation”
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Tim Minshall
Centre for Technology Management
University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing
”Investing in emerging industries”
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Nelson Gray
CEO
Firth Ventures, United Kingdom
“Using knowledge to fill the funding gap”
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Vladimir Kozharnovich
Senior Industrial Development Officer
UNIDO
“Research commercialization: the role of international organizations”
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Harry Yuklea
Director
ASPER Centre for Entrepreneurship
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
“Sustainable entrepreneurial capital formation”
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