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Conference: "Towards an Open and Competitive Economy: Examining the Roots of Innovation"

The Hungarian Ministry for National Economy and the National Innovation Office together with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre organised a conference entitled "Towards an Open and Competitive Economy: Examining the Roots of Innovation" on 5 April 2011. This conference was held under the auspices of the Hungarian EU Presidency and took place in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest.

Presentations

Opening Session

Zoltán CSÉFALVAY, Minister of State for Strategy, Ministry for National Economy

Dominique RISTORI, Director General, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Setting the Scene: the European Dimension

Moderator: Norbert KROÓ, Vice President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Members of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council

Trying to make it happen: the JRC contributions towards a competitive economy – John BENSTED-SMITH, Director, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Hungarian R&D and Innovation system – Ildikó KOVÁCS, Head of Department, National Innovation Office

Setting the Scene: The Member State's View

Moderator: John BENSTED-SMITH, Director, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

The Belgian Experience: Challenges for a small and very open economy – Joost VERLINDEN, Head of Department, Belgian Federal Planning Bureau

The Polish Experience – Paweł BOCHNIARZ, Advisor to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education on intellectual capital and knowledge management

The Danish Experience: science, technology and innovation – an integrated approach – Karin KJÆR MADSEN, Senior Adviser, Ministry for Science, Technology, and Innovation

Understanding Innovation as the Base of a Competitive Economy

Moderator: Ramon COMPANO, Programme Manager, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Building a digital economy through knowledge creation in ICT – Geomina TURLEA, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Digital Agenda for Europe – Heidi CIGAN, Directorate General Information Society

The role of service innovation in the knowledge based economy, Renata Anna JAKSA, Director, International Center for Economic Growth, Hungary

Introduction of the Hungarian Association for Innovation (MISZ) – Gábor DEME, Vice Director, Hungarian Association for Innovation

Industrial dynamics and the growth of innovative firms – Xabier GOENAGA, Head of Unit, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Understanding Innovation at a Regional Level

Moderator: Norbert GRASSELLI, Managing Director, INNOVA Észak-Alföld Regional Innovation Agency

Innovation of regions – Mihály LADOS, Director, West-Hungary Research Institute, Centre for Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Regional dynamics resulting from investments in knowledge and infrastructure – Andries BRANDSMA, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

The EU Regional Policy approach – Luisa SANCHES, Innovation Policy Analyst, Directorate General Regional Policy

Innovation and competitiveness indicators – Andrea SALTELLI, Head of Unit,Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Hungarian example: Challenges in the subcontracting industry (transport) with special attention to the human relation issues – László PALKOVICS, Strategy Vice-Rector, Kecskemét College and Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Conclusions and the Way Forward

John BENSTED-SMITH, Director, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Mr. Norbert KROÓ, Vice President of Hungarian Academy of Sciences

 

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Dominique Ristori, Director General of the Joint Research Centre opening the conference

Dominique Ristori, Director General of the Joint Research Centre opening the conference© Sándor Csényi, 2011
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Zoltán Cséfalvay, Minister of State for Strategy, Ministry of National Economy presenting the opening address

Zoltán Cséfalvay, Minister of State for Strategy, Ministry of National Economy presenting the opening address© Sándor Csényi, 2011
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Arrival at the conference

Arrival at the conference "Towards an Open and Competitive Economy: Examining the Roots of Innovation"© Sándor Csényi, 2011
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