The Joint Research Centre, together with the Directorate-General (DG) for Communications Networks, Content and Technology are organising the final conference on European Innovation Policies for the Digital Shift in Brussels on 22 November.
The objective of the conference is to discuss innovation policies for the Digital Single Market focusing on:
- Digital innovation and entrepreneurship
- The role of standards and intellectual property rights for digital innovation
- Financing of innovation in the digital age.
This event is the last of the three-year European Innovation Policies for the Digital Shift (EURIPIDIS) research project, which aimed to improve understanding of innovation in the ICT sector and of ICT-enabled innovation in the rest of the economy.
The conference was attended by European Commission staff, policy analysts, representatives from the ICT industry, and academia working on issues related to the Digital Economy.
Keynote address: Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Invention Network
EURIPIDIS was a joint DG JRC-DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology research project. It includes studies on models of ICT innovation, on ICT innovation drivers and barriers, and on measurement of ICT innovation. Results of several of these studies will be discussed during the conference.
In view of the need for better understanding the implications of innovation policy for the on-going digital transformation, a new joint DG JRC-DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology project (RISES: Research on Innovation, Startup Europe and Standardisation) will start early 2017 to further explore these issues.