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Promoting Innovation-based Entrepreneurial Opportunities in the UNECE Region

28 - 29 September 2009

Palais des Nations, Geneva

   Morning Sessions :    10.00-13.00
   Afternoon Sessions : 15.00-18.00

28 September morning          Opening session:          High-level panel with the participation of distinguished international business and political leaders


28 September morning and afternoon

         Session 1:


         Addressing the challenges of the global crisis through innovation and knowledge-driven development

29 September morning

         Session 2:


         Financing innovation during a global financial crisis: challenges and opportunities for governments
         and private investors

29 September afternoon

         Session 3:


         Joining forces in promoting innovative entrepreneurship. Collaborative networks and open innovation


   SPEAKERS


28 September morning

         Opening session: High-level panel

Moderator:

Charles Wessner,
Director, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, US National Academy of Sciences.

Speakers include (in alphabetical order):

Frederik Paulsen, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Ferring Group.
Bakhyt Sultanov, Minister of Economy and Budget Planning of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Andrey Svinarenko, Deputy Director General, Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.
Yevgeny Vorsin, Deputy Secretary-General of EurAsEC.
Salvatore Zecchini, Chairman, IPI - Institute for Industrial Promotion, Italy.

28 September morning and afternoon

         Session 1: Addressing the challenges of the global crisis through innovation and
         knowledge-driven development


Moderator:

Krzysztof Gulda
, Chairman of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies;
Director of the Department for Strategy, Ministry for Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland.

Speakers include (in alphabetical order):

Professor Thomas Andersson, President, Jönköping University, Sweden.
Anna Kaderabkova, Centre for Economic Studies, Prague, Czech Republic.
Göran Marklund, Vice-Chairman of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies,
Head of Strategy Development, VINNOVA - Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems.
Dirk Pilat, Head, Structural Policy Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD.
Liana Marina Ranga, Research Fellow, Stanford University, United States.
Suzanne Rosselet, Deputy Director, IMD World Competitiveness Center, Switzerland.
Professor Luc Soete, Director of UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, the Netherlands.

29 September morning

         Session 2: Financing innovation during a global financial crisis:
         challenges and opportunities for governments and private investors


Moderator:

Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier,
Managing Director, CTI Invest, Switzerland.

Speakers include (in alphabetical order):

Brigitte Baumann,
President, European Business Angel Network (EBAN), Belgium.
Jean-Noël Durvy, Director for Innovation Policy, DG Enterprise & Industry, European Commission.
Konstantin Fokin, President Russian Tech Tour , Russian Federation.
Hugh Morgan-Williams, Chair, Entrepreneurship and SME Committee, BusinessEurope, United Kingdom.
Georges Noël, Director, Venture Capital Platform, European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, Belgium.
Aneta Wilmańska, Deputy to the Chief Executive Officer, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, Republic of Poland.

29 September afternoon

         Session 3: Joining forces in promoting innovative entrepreneurship.
         Collaborative networks and open innovation

Moderator:

Jean-Claude Badoux, Chairman of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Intellectual Property;
Vice President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations.

Speakers include (in alphabetical order):

Jennifer Blanke,
Head of Global Competitiveness Network, World Economic Forum, Switzerland.
Professor Dominique Foray, Chair in Economics and Management of Innovation,
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
Alexander Martinkevich, Deputy Director, High Technologies Park, Republic of Belarus.
Henric Rhedin, Division Manager, Chalmers Science Park, Sweden.
Marko Torkkeli, Director, International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) and
Professor of Technology and Business Innovations, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
Jean-Luc Vincent, Founding President of the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, Switzerland.

Presentations and Papers

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Opening Session : High-level panel with the participation of distinguished
international business and political leaders

Mr. Bakhyt Sultanov
Minister of Economy and Budget Planning of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Industrial and innovative development of Kazakhstan under conditions of global challenges

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Mr. Frederik Paulsen
Chairman of the Board of Directors
and Chief Executive Officer of Ferring Group
Switzerland

PDF

Mr. Charles W. Wessner
Director
Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
The National Academies
United States of America

After the Global Downturn: Promoting Innovation-Based Entrepreneurial Opportunities

PDF

Mr. Salvatore Zecchini
Chairman
IPI - Institute for Industrial Promotion
Italy

Rescuing Innovation in a Deep Economic Recession

PDF

Session 1 : Addressing the challenges of the global crisis through innovation
and knowledge-driven development

Ms. Anna Kaderabkova
Centre for Economic Studies
Czech Republic Science base and industry competitiveness - challenges for policy support in the Czech Republic

PDF

Mr. Dirk Pilat
Head, Structural Policy Division
Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
OECD Innovation and the Crisis: Turning Opportunity into Action

PDF

Mr. Liana Marina Ranga
Research Fellow
Standford University
United States of America Great Expectations: Innovation for Economic Recovery

PDF

Ms. Suzanne Rosselet
Deputy Director
IMD World Competitiveness Center
Switzerland
Best Practices to Enhance Innovation

PDF

Mr. Luc Soete
Director
UNU-MERIT
The Netherlands Promoting Innovation-based entrepreneurial opportunities in periods of crises

PDF

Mr. Goran Marklund
Vice-Chairman of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies
Head of Strategy Development, VINNOVA - Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems
Sweden
Opportunities in Crisis: Innovation and Economic Competitiveness through Policy rethinking

PDF

Session 2 : Financing innovation during a global financial crisis: challenges
and opportunities for governments and private investors

Ms. Brigitte Baumann
President
European Business Angel Network (EBAN)
Belgium

Business Angels Investing during the Crisis

PDF

Mr. Jean-Noel Durvy
Director for Innovation Policy
DG Enterprise & Industry
European Commission Recent Facts on Finance for Innovation and how EU-financial Instruments Help Innovative SMEs

PDF

Mr. Hugh Morgan-Williams
Chair, Entrepreneurship and SME Committee
BusinessEurope
United Kingdom

Public and Private Sector Solutions: A Way Forward for the Next Decade

PDF

Mr. Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier
Managing Director
CTI Invest
Switzerland Financing Innovation during a Global Financial Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for Governments and Private Investors

PDF

Ms. Aneta Wilmanska
Deputy to the Chief Executive Officer
Polish Agency for Enterprise Development
Republic of Poland  Financing Innovation during a Global Financial Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for Governments and Private Investors   case of Poland

PDF

Session 3 : Joining forces in promoting innovative entrepreneurship. Collaborative networks and open innovation

Ms. Jennifer Blanke
Head of Global Competitiveness Network
World Economic Forum
Switzerland  Benchmarking Europe's competitiveness and innovation capacity

PDF

Mr. Dominique Foray
Professor
Chair in Economics and Management of Innovation
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Switzerland Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in Difficult Times

PDF

Mr. Henric Rhedin
Division Manager
Chalmers Science Park
Sweden The importance of Collaboration: Regional, National and International collaboration - Experiences from Promoting Innovation

PDF

Mr. Marko Torkkeli
Director
International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM)
and
Professor of Technology and Business Innovations
Lappeenranta University of Technology
Finland Open Innovation Today: Learning Lessons from Academic Research

PDF