The Economics of Innovation 2017

Date
Sept. 04-06, 2017
Application date
15.07.2017
Location
Brocher Foundation, Hermance

The NCCR Chemical Biology (University of Geneva, Switzerland) announces the 1st edition of the  international conference “The Economics of Innovation: from Basic research to the Market”. The event is designed to challenge participants’ way of thinking about Economics, Innovation, Research and Market.

The conference aims to determine the state of the art in the field of economic theory of innovation and stimulate further work to better understand the innovation process. Delegates will explore the rate-limiting or critical steps at each stage of the process and then carefully evaluate how different factors influence the outcome.

The event brings together leading economists, managers, research scientists, scientists involved in policy and funding, experts from tech transfer and R&D in industry as well as venture capitalists. This unique event comprises extensive plenary sessions, ample time for discussion during round-table sessions and opportunities for interdisciplinary networking.

The conference will host 21 plenary lectures with outstanding speakers from various institutions such as Venki Ramakrishnan, 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Group Leader of the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge and President of the Royal Society, UK or Maria Leptin, EMBO Director, Dietmar Harhoff, Director Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and Marie Thursby, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Some of the topics to be highlighted include:

  • What are the bottlenecks when developing an idea to a product?
  • What are the barriers to technology transfer?
  • From basic research to the market: at which stage of the process investments are more beneficial?
  • How academia-industry relations affect the innovation process?
  • What is the role of intellectual property in innovation?

Participants will determine the state of the art in the field of economic theory of innovation and stimulate further work to better understand the innovation process.

The detailed program can be views here.

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