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Eleventh session of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies

1 - 2 November 2018

Salle XI, Palais des Nations, Geneva

The substantive segment of the team of Specialists session will be dedicated to “The Fourth Industrial Revolution – reshaping innovation policies for sustainable and inclusive growth”. It gathers policy makers, business, civil society and academia to share experiences from the ECE region on how to harness the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and on the role that innovation policies can play for the Sustainable Development Goals. It will discuss and assess the public policies needed to manage the effects of Industry 4.0 to the benefit of the achievement of agenda 2030.

The second day of the Team of Specialists session will feature an in depth discussion of potential high-level innovation policy principles for sustainable development and an initiative to pilot a sub-regional innovation policy index.

Document's TitleEngFreRus
Programmepdf-pdf
Provisional agenda for the meeting
ECE/CECI/ICP/2018/1
pdfpdfpdf
Report
ECE/CECI/ICP/2018/2 
pdfpdfpdf
Report of the twelfth session of CICPPP
ECE/CECI/2018/2
pdfpdfpdf
Towards the Circular Economy - Innovation Policies for Sustainable Production and Consumption
ECE/CECI/2018/3
pdfpdfpdf
Concept note on updating the methodology of the ECE Innovation for Sustainable Development Reviews
ECE/CECI/2018/INF.1
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Towards a sub-regional Innovation Policy Index
ECE/CECI/2018/INF.2
pdf
Concept note on potential high-level principles for innovation policies
ECE/CECI/2018/INF.3
pdf
Name and BiographyTitle
Robert WadeProfessor, London School of Economics
Ludovico AlcortaDirector, United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Samuel HolmesAccenture
Carl HicksonAccenture
Nicholas DavisHead of Society and Innovation, World Economic Forum 
Göran MarklundDeputy Director General, Vinnova – Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems
Yelena KalyuzhnovaDirector, The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies, The University of Reading, United Kingdom
Brendan EdgertonActing Director for Circular Economy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Greg FalconerDeputy Director, Innovation Policy, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, United Kingdom
Stefano FirpoDirector General for Industrial Policy, Competitiveness and SMEs, Ministry of Economic Development, Italy
Magnus P. KarlssonProfessor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Jörg MayerSenior Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Irmgard NüblerSenior Economist, International Labour Organization
Pedro Ginjeira do NascimentoHead of External Affairs Strategy, External Affairs, Vodafone Group
Matthieu MéaulleSenior Advisor, International Trade Union Confederation 
Speaker
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Presentation
Substantive segment: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution – reshaping innovation policies for sustainable and inclusive growth”
Session 1: The Fourth Industrial Revolution: perils and opportunities 
Moderator: Angel González Sanz, Chief, Science, Technology and ICT Branch, Division on Technology and Logistics, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Nicholas Davis, Head of Society and Innovation, World Economic Forumpdf
Ludovico Alcorta, Director, United Nations Industrial Development Organizationpdf
Göran Marklund, Deputy Director General, Vinnova – Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems pdf
Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Director, The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies, The University of Reading, United Kingdompdf
Session 2: Industrial Policy and Innovation policies for sustainable growth
Moderator: Ivonne Higuero, Director, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Brendan Edgerton, Acting Director for Circular Economy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development pdf
Greg Falconer, Deputy Director, Innovation Policy, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, United Kingdom pdf
Stefano Firpo, Director General for industrial policy, competitiveness and SMEs, Ministry of Economic Development, Italy pdf
Magnus P. Karlsson, Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden  pdf
Session 3: Innovation Policies for inclusive growth  
Moderator: Ani Vashakmadze, Donor Relations and Resource Mobilization Coordinator, Innovation and Technology Agency, Georgia 
Jörg Mayer, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Conference on Trade and Developmentpdf
Irmgard Nübler, Senior Economist, International Labour Organizationpdf
Pedro Ginjeira do Nascimento, Head of External Affairs Strategy, External Affairs, Vodafone Grouppdf
Matthieu Méaulle, Senior Advisor, International Trade Union Confederationpdf