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Call for papers: Financing R&D and innovation (CONCORDi-2013)
In the run-up to the 4th European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation (CONCORDi-2013), the JRC has launched a call for papers on the topic of this edition: "Financing R&D and innovation for corporate growth in the EU: Strategies, drivers and barriers".
The conference will take place on 26 and 27 September 2013 at the premises of the JRC’s Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS) in Seville, Spain. It will address the financial challenges affecting the link between innovation and growth of European companies.
Papers' submissions should be made following the instructions laid out by the Call for Papers. The deadline for submission of abstracts (1000-1500 words) is 15 April 2013.
Presentations suggesting new instruments to improve the monitoring and the evaluation of policy interventions aimed at supporting the design of evidence-based policy measures, as well as outlining white-spots and new avenues for future research are encouraged. Policy implications of the research should also be addressed. Young researchers and scholars are particularly encouraged to participate.
This year's edition of the biennial conference will focus on the companies’ access to external financial sources and to the strategic use of internal ones. Based on the evidence arising from theoretical and empirical studies that will be presented during the course of the Conference, CONCORDi-2013 is aimed at collecting cutting edge scientific knowledge in the field, delivering policy relevant messages and providing sound support for policy making.
The programme – featuring a plenary and a series of parallel sessions - will address three main topics with respect to financing R&D and innovation for firms' growth:
- Financial sources and constraints
- Financial strategies and their determinants
- Public policies, policy means and financing facilitators.
CONCORDi-2013 shares the unique approach of the previous Conference editions in linking science and policy around relevant questions, which need scientific debate and empirical support. It is thus addressed especially to researchers, but also opened to practitioners, industry, and policy makers. It aims in particular to support the EU initiative to enhance access to finance for innovation companies, stemming from the EU2020 strategy and included in the Innovation Union flagship.