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ESIC Conference: Service Innovation as Driver of Change for European Industries and Regions Published on: 01/07/2014

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Event date: 09/09 > 10/09/2014
Location: Finlandia Hall
Mannerheimintie 13 - Helsinki - (Finland)
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European industries and regions are undergoing significant economic transitions. Services play an important role in facilitating and driving this change. With the establishment of the European Service Innovation Centre (ESIC), the European Commission has studied the role of services in this process and supported forerunner regions in piloting Large-Scale Demonstrator projects to develop new types of service innovation policies. This conference will present the key findings and lessons of the ESIC journey that started in 2012.

Attention will be paid to the lessons learned in the field of service innovation and regional policy. The conference is targeted to everyone engaged or interested in service innovation and the impact it has for transforming European industries and regions:  national and regional policy makers, practitioners, experts, academics and company representatives. The Conference will provide views and perspectives to:

  • How service innovation fosters regional competitiveness and growth?
  • How transformative power of service innovation can be captured and utilised?
  • What kind of policies, tools and measures need to be in place to enhance the transformation of regional economies?
  • What kind of ecosystems and systemic policies are needed to boost industrial transformation through services? 


The conference is free of charge and is organised by the European Service Innovation Centre, set up by the European Commission’s Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General.