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TII Innovation Dialogue: Demonstrating Value from Open Innovation Support Instruments

From 09:15 to 15:45
Location: Brussels, Belgium

"TII Innovation Dialogue: Demonstrating Value from Open Innovation Support Instruments" will feature policy contributions from the European Commission, testimonials from practitioners and a dialogue between the panel and the audience. David Tee (EBN) and Sara Medina (EBN Member SPI) will join the panel session to talk about the best supporting mechanisms in supporting entrepreneurs. 

The day will also comprise a participative Road Mapping Exercise to identify, quantify and increase the benefits gained by end users from EU innovation programmes. The results will then feed into a report to be circulated among all participants at a later stage and to be shared with the European Commission.


09.15 Registration

09.30 Introduction to the day, Gordon Ollivere,TII

09.40 Policy inputs from European Commission (10-minute statements)

  • SME Instrument/coaching?Jasper Hemmes, EASME
  • Open innovation and open science? Stephane Ouaki, DG Research and Innovation
  • R&I cooperation with China - Diego Sammaritano, DG Research and Innovation
  • Strengthening IPR in the EU internal market - Denis Dambois, DG Grow

10.20 Testimonials from innovation support practitioners

  • Morten Løfsnæs, Nova Corporate (funding innovation)
  • Lutgart Spaepen,VLAIO (innovation support programmes for SMEs)
  • Sara Medina, SPI (overseas soft landing schemes)
  • David Tee, EBN (supporting innovation and entrepreneurship - the EU|BIC model)
  • Andy Zynga, Nine Sigma and Maastricht School of Management (open innovation)
  • Marta Catarino, TecMinho (university-industry collaboration)

11.00 Refreshments/networking

11.20 Dialogue between panelists and audience on the perceived efficiency of current innovation support instruments and the future challenges and risks for innovation performance in Europe with suggestions for future policy actions

12.20 Lunch

13.30 Road-mapping session- The Broad Landscape

Group activity in which the participants will populate a wall chart customised to examine the efficiency of innovation support instruments, any shortcomings and suggestions for improvement.

14.30 Strategic road-mapping session - The Dominant Priorities

A facilitated session to review the wall chart and achieve consensus and identify key issues resulting from the earlier road-mapping exercise.

15.30 Wrap-up session summarising the road-mapping results and framing recommendations to the EU about how innovation-support instruments could be made more efficient and effective



Published on 16-04-2018 00:00 by Lana Blagojevic. 1044 page views

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