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Multi-stakeholder policy discussion on the main outcomes of the Innovation Performance Review of Belarus

1 December 2010

Geneva, Switzerland

Substantive Segment of the fifth session of the UNECE Committee on Economic Cooperation and Integration

Presentations


PROGRAMME


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

 

 

1 December morning

         

Moderator of the Substantive Segment: Mr. Salvatore Zecchini, Chairman of the Institute for Industrial Promotion, Italy; Chairman of the OECD Steering Group on SMEs and Entrepreneurship Financing

1. Opening statements on the joint project “Innovation Performance Review of Belarus” by:

Mr. Rumen Dobrinsky, Director, UNECE Economic Cooperation and Integration Division
Mr. Igor Voitov, Chairman, State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus
Mr. Farid Garakhanov, Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP Office in Belarus
Mr. Vladimir Yasinskiy, Member of the Executive Board, Head of Strategy and Research Department, Eurasian Development Bank.

2. Introductory statement on the experience of the Republic of Belarus in promoting a knowledge-driven economy:

Mr. Valery Tsepkalo, Director of the Belarus High Technology Park.

3. Substantive policy discussion on Chapter 2 “National innovation system and innovation governance” and Chapter 3 “Framework conditions, innovation policies and instruments” of the Innovation Performance Review of Belarus

Presentation of main findings (conclusions and recommendations) by the members of the international team of experts:

Ms. Julia Djarova
, Vice-chairman, Ecorys International, Rotterdam, Netherlands and Member of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies

Ms. Marina Ranga, Visiting Scholar, Human Sciences and Technology Advanced Research Institute, Stanford University, United States of America and Member of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies.

Presentation by an independent international reviewer:

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

Statement by a representative of the delegation of Belarus:

Mr. Ivan Solonovich, Head of the Department of Government R&D Programs, The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Republic of Belarus.

Plenary discussion.

 

1 December afternoon

         

4. Substantive policy discussion on Chapter 4
“Knowledge generation and innovation support institutions” and Chapter 5 “Industry-science linkages and collaboration in the innovation process” of the Innovation Performance Review of Belarus

Presentation of main findings (conclusions and recommendations) by the members of the international team of experts:

Mr. Slavo Radosevic, Professor of Industry and Innovation Studies, Director of UCL Centre for Comparative Economics, Deputy Director of School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, United Kingdom and Member of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies

Ms. Anna Kaderabkova, Research Director, Center for Economic Studies, Prague, Czech Republic and Member of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies.

Presentation by an independent international reviewer:

Mr. Malcolm Parry, Managing Director, Surrey Research Park; Vice Chairman, The UK Science Park Association  and Member of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies.

Statement by a representative of the delegation of Belarus:

Ms. Nina Bohdan, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Banking and Finance, Belarusian State Economic University, Republic of Belarus.

Plenary discussion.

5. Substantive policy discussion on Chapter 6 “Financing innovative entrepreneurs” and Chapter 7 “The role of innovation in international economic integration” of the Innovation Performance Review of Belarus

Presentation of main findings (conclusions and recommendations) by the members of the international team of experts:

Mr. Hannes Leo, International Independent Consultant, Leoon.at Bisamberg, Austria and Member of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies

Ms. Anna Pobol, Associate Professor, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus.

Presentation by an independent international reviewer:

Mr. Hans Wissema, Professor Emeritus in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship Delft University of Technology; Managing Director, Wissema Consulting Ltd and Member of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies.

Statement by a representative of the delegation of Belarus:

Mr. Anatoli Hryshanovich, Executive Director, Belarusian Innovation Fund, Republic of Belarus.

Plenary discussion.