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5th European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation (CONCORDi 2015)

Registration is now opened for the 5th European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation (CONCORDi 2015) which will focus on "Evidence for policy". It will take place on 1-2 October 2015 in Seville (Spain).  The conference is organized by the European Commission, Joint Research Centre's Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS).

  • Event date: October 1-2, 2015
  • Posted on: 07.08.2015
  • Seville,
  • Spain

Website: Link

Contact: JRC-IPTS-IRI@ec.europa.eu

The participation to the Conference is free of charges. Given the high interest that CONCORDi 2015 has already raised in one hand, and in the other the limited capacity of the facility, an early registration is highly recommended, and the Steering Committee reserves the right to decline any registration. In case your registration cannot be confirmed, you will be contacted by the 2nd of September 2015.

Registration to CONCORDi 2015: https://ec.europa.eu/CONCORDi 2015_Registration

The two-day Programme will address the following topics:

- Theory, measurement and evidence on corporate R&D and innovation dynamics

- Entrepreneurship, firms' performance and territorial innovation policies

- Public policies and their additionality in supporting corporate R&D and innovation.

and propose to tackle the following questions:

- What are the current and up-coming EU policy challenges in the area of corporate R&D and innovation for its contribution to industrial competitiveness, employment and social well-being?

- To what extent evidence on corporate R&D and innovation can support policies to address such challenges?

- How to provide a proper assessment of the impact of industrial R&D and innovation policies on competitiveness, employment and well-being?


CONCORDi 2015 will discuss the role of scientific analyses in the design and implementation of an EU industrial policy based on research, innovation and technological advancement.  

Such discussion will take place against the policy background of a renewed EU agenda to boost Jobs, Growth and Investment as highlighted in Juncker Commission's top priorities and to the related "Industrial Policy" agenda.

CONCORDi 2015 shares the unique approach of the previous Conference editions in linking science and policy around relevant questions, which need scientific debate and empirical support. It is thus addressed especially to researchers, but also opened to practitioners, industry, and policy makers alike.


Related Links:

·         5th European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation (CONCORDi 2015)

·         Institute for Prospective Technological Studies


Related Downloads:

·         Programme (draft): http://iri.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Draft_Programme-CONCORDi 2015

·         Scientific and Steering committees: http://iri.jrc.ec.europa.eu/concord/2015/conference-committees.html


Contact  information: JRC-IPTS-IRI@ec.europa.eu

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