9h30 – 9h45: Introductions, Presentation of the Agenda
9h45 – 11h15: The digital transition of different industries: Changing innovation business models
Questions to be addressed by the panel:
a. What are the new business model developments and trends brought by the digital economy? What are their implications for how innovation is conducted?
b. What are the challenges that firms in different traditional sectors of the economy, including industry (such as car manufacturing, chemicals) and services (such as retail and business services) face in the digital economy?
c. What are the opportunities and challenges that digitalisation brings for different actors in these sectors including small and medium-sized enterprises?
d. What are views from industry on how innovation policy can best support a vibrant digitised innovation ecosystem?
- Marco Annunziata, Chief Economist, General Electric (tbc)
- Paola Bonomo, Non Executive Director, digital business advisor and early-stage investor in technology companies
- Rafael Cayuela, Director- Corporate Chief Economist Corporate at Dow Chemical (tbc)
- Harald Edquist, Master Researcher at Ericsson Research and Associate Professor at Stockholm School of Economics
- Dr. Jean-Yves Legendre, Manager Competitive IP Intelligence, L'ORÉAL Research and Innovation
- Prof. Dr. Egon Müller, Head of the SME 4.0 Competence Center, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany
- Prof. Dr. L.J.M. Nieuwenhuis, Lector, Fontys
11h45 – 13h00: New avenues for industry-research collaborations
Questions to be addressed by the panel:
a. How does the digital transition affect collaboration in innovation?
b. What role are universities and public research institutes playing in supporting business innovation in the digital economy? How is it different from the past?
c. How do these new linkages affect the importance of geography in industry-research collaborations? What is the role of regional institutions?
d. Are large emerging research consortia (involving both industry and research) the future of industry-research collaborations? Are these consortia conducive to innovation and job creation? What ownership model provides the best economic benefits to participants and the socio-economic context at large?
- Julien Chiaroni, CEA, France
- Catherine Fazio, Managing Director of the Laboratory for Innovation Science and Policy at the MIT Innovation Initiative (tbc)
- Harri Kulmala, Managing Director of DIMECC (tbc)
- Brian MacAulay, Lead Economist, Digital Catapult, UK
- Dr. Kazuyuki Motohashi, Director of Research, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), Japan
14h30 – 15h15: Keynote Speech: What challenges does the digital economy raise for innovation policy?
- Robert Atkinson, Founder and President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) [by video]
15h30 – 17h00: Breakout sessions
Discussion items to be addressed by the groups:
a. What are open questions on how to design innovation policy in the context of digitalisation?
b. What national policy approaches have been adopted to help support innovation ecosystems in the context of digitalisation?
c. To what extent are the policy approaches adopted different from those of the past? Do they have to be different? What can optimise their adoption?
d. Is there a need for more policy interventions or are markets operating efficiently in view of an innovation-stimulating economy?
e. What are important issues for the TIP project on digital and open innovation to analyse?
17h30 – 18h00: Reporting from the breakouts & wrap-up of the workshop
Workshop debriefing policy discussion as part of the TIP meeting, 15th June: Policy round-table on implications of the digital
Questions to be addressed by the policy panel and delegates:
a.In which contexts could innovation policies intervene to support the innovation ecosystem? Is there a need for more or less policy?
b.What are good examples of innovation policy instruments that support a competitive and inclusive digital economy?
c.How are innovation policies supporting the capacities and skills of business and workers to participate in the digital innovation ecosystem?
d.What are the implications of workshop discussions for ongoing TIP activities?
- Wolfgang Crasemann, Head of Unit, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Germany
- Göran Marklund, Deputy Director General for External Matters, VINNOVA (Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems), Sweden
- Prof. Margherita Russo, Professor of Economic Policy, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (tbc)
- Eiji Uehara, First Secretary, Permanent Delegation of Japan to the OECD (tbc)