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Fifth Session of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies

12 - 13 April 2012

Palais des Nations, Geneva

The objectives of the fifth session are to discuss and address topical substantive issues related to the programme of work of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies (TOS-ICP), to review the outputs and activities carried out since the fourth session, including in conjunction with other relevant thematic areas under the programme of work of the UNECE Committee on Economic Cooperation and Integration (CECI) and  to agree on the implementation plan for  2012-2013.

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Report of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies on its fifth session
Report on the review of the work of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies since the 2005 ECE reform
"Implementation of the programme of work since the fourth session, review of the activities of the Team since the 2005 ECE reform and implementation plan for 2012-2013", presentation by José Palacin, UNECE SecretariatPDF--
Session 1. Regional innovation: Linkages, collaboration and alliances
"Frontier innovation, imitation and knowledge flows", Charlie Karlsson, Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) & European Regional Science Association (ERSA)PDF
"Building strategies for regions of innovation", Christian Saublens, European Association of Regional Development Agencies (EURADA)PDF
"Living Labs as drivers of regional innovation and cross-border collaboration", Álvaro de Oliveira, President of the ENoLL Association (European Network of Living Labs), Chair of the ENoLL CouncilPDF
"Extended Innovation Alliances – A strategy to overcome spatial and economic hindrances to innovation in challenged regions?", Mathias Rauch, Deputy Director, Fraunhofer MOEZPDF
"Large scale demonstrators: From conception to implementation", Harald Gohm, Location Agency TirolPDF
"Large scale demonstrators", Hannes Leo, independent consultant, Leoon.atPDF
"Global platform for local Innovation: Strategies for regional innovation", Imrich Chlamtac, European Alliance for InnovationPDF
Session 2. Regional strategies for innovation
"Regional strategies and national policy: Working together for growth", Karen Maguire, Regional Development Policy Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentPDF
"Innovative policies in Russian regions", Ivan Bortnik, Executive Director, Association of Innovative Regions of RussiaPDF
"Regional innovation policy - harnessing Europe's diversity", Christina Diegelmann, Senior Policy Coordinator, Assembly of European Regions (AER)PDF
"Research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation", Mikel Landabaso, Head of Unit, Thematic Coordination and Innovation, DG REGIO, European CommissionPDF
"The S3 KEY for self-assessment: Getting started with smart specialisation in your region", Armin Mahr, Federal Ministry of Science and Research, ViennaPDF
"RIS3 Guide: Novelties of the approach", Ruslan Rakhmatullin, European Commission, JRC IPTS - S3 PlatformPDF
"Smart specialisation in the periphery", Ninetta Chaniotou, Director International Cooperation Project, Kainuun Etu Oy, FinlandPDF
Session 3. Regional innovation: Country experiences, city strategies and sector approaches
"Regional system of innovation: The Andalusia case", José Molero, Professor, Applied Economics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, SpainPDF
"The Innovation Imperative: Fostering regional clusters for innovation", Charles W. Wessner, Director, Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, The National AcademiesPDF
"The prospects for next generation biofuels in the countries of the Central European Initiative", Giorgio Rosso Cicogna, CEI Alternate Secretary GeneralPDF
"Knowledge cities on smart cities: 22@Barcelona case", Josep M. Piqué, Barcelona City Council, SpainPDF
"Regional innovation in Greece and other periphery countries", George Strogylopoulos, Chairman, Logotech SAPDF
"National innovation system of Uzbekistan: Experience of building and perspectives of regional development", Akramov Akmal, Ministry of Economy, Republic of UzbekistanPDF