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Europe 2020 strategy - Innovation insights from European research in socio-economic sciences

01 June 2010, Brussels, Belgium
European Commission, Berlaymont Building,
rue de la Loi (metro Schuman)




In the frame of the new European strategy for jobs and growth, the European Commission organised a conference entitled "Europe 2020 strategy - Innovation insights from European research in socio-economic sciences".

This conference went beyond the supply and technological perspective and addressed the demand side. It highlighted how the social, economic and political dynamics can make the difference on knowledge, innovation and smart growth.

Renowned academics and EU decision-makers intervened at this conference structured into five sessions:

  1. Global and European policy context
  2. Innovation, entrepreneurship and smart growth
  3. Social innovation and service-oriented economy
  4. Innovation and globalisation
  5. Innovation in a forward-looking perspective

Discussion took place between EU decision makers, academics and more than 150 stakeholders.