About two-thirds of Europe’s economic growth over the last decades has been driven by innovation. The European Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation have played a crucial part in this development. Only a few weeks ago the Commission put forward the proposal for the next Framework Programme “Horizon Europe”, setting very ambitious goals for the European research agenda. Horizon Europe is expected to generate a greater number of new discoveries and technologies, promote scientific excellence, and have positive effects on growth, trade and investment as well as a significant social and environmental impact.

Against this background, our Lunch Debate will focus on the impact of R&I in Europe. We will consider a number of questions: How can we bridge the gap between academia and industry? How can we reduce the divide between European regions, between technological leaders and non-frontier firms? And what are the enabling factors for encouraging the diffusion of innovations?

The empirical basis for the Lunch Debate will be initial findings from the H2020 project FRAME, which aims to develop a toolkit to better assess the economic impact of R&I in Europe. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No. 727073.

Podium

Diego Comin

Professor Diego Comin, PhD

Dartmouth College, Rockefeller and CEPR

Marja Makarow

Professor Marja Makarow, PhD

Biocenter Finland, Helsinki

Luc Soete

Professor Dr. Luc Soete

Maastricht University

Kurt Vandenberghe

Kurt Vandenberghe

European Commission, Brussels

Participation is by personal invitation only. If you are interested in attending the event, please contact LunchDebates@zew.de.

ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels: Europe Needs an Innovation Policy More Oriented Towards Diffusion

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Beyond Horizon 2020: Translating Public Research into Innovation
The ZEW Lunch Debate lay its focus on EU research funding.
The panellists (from left to right): Georg Licht, Diego Comin, Marja Makarow, Luc Soete and Kurt Vandenberghe. © Eric ...
The main focus of the ZEW Lunch Debate lay on innovation policy in Europe.
The ZEW Lunch Debate on the topic “Beyond Horizon 2020: Translating Public Research into Innovation“ provided ...
 The ZEW Lunch Debate lay its focus on EU research funding.
Gunter Grittmann, head of the ZEW Service Department “Press Relations and Editing” in conversation with Dr. Stefan ...
The ZEW Lunch Debate lay its focus on EU research funding.
ZEW research department head Dr. Georg Licht in discussion with panellist Professor Diego Comin. © Eric Berghen
The ZEW Lunch Debate lay its focus on EU research funding.
Eyke Peveling, deputy head of the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union in Brussels, ...
The ZEW Lunch Debate lay its focus on EU research funding.
Dr. Georg Licht, research department head at ZEW, presents the first findings from the H2020 project “FRAME” in his ...
The ZEW Lunch Debate lay its focus on EU research funding.
Dr. Georg Licht in conversation with panel members. © Eric Berghen
The ZEW Lunch Debate lay its focus on EU research funding.
Prof. Diego Comin, PhD, professor at Dartmouth College and research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research ...
The main focus of the Lunch Debate lay on research and innovation in Europe.
The ZEW Lunch Debate centred around the effects and the significance of research and innovation in Europe. © Eric ...
The ZEW Lunch Debate lay its focus on EU research funding.
Prof. Marja Makarow, Ph.D., director of Biocenter Finland, Helsinki. © Eric Berghen
The ZEW Lunch Debate lay its focus on EU research funding.
Around 90 guests listened attentively to the lecture and the ensuing debate. © Eric Berghen
The ZEW Lunch Debate lay its focus on EU research funding.
Prof. Dr. Luc Soete, chairman of the ESIR Group. © Eric Berghen
The ZEW Lunch Debate lay its focus on EU research funding.
Kurt Vandenberghe, Director for Policy Development and Coordination at the European Commission’s DG Research and ...
The ZEW Lunch Debate lay its focus on EU research funding.
The audience listened intently to the debate. © Eric Berghen

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Date

17.10.2018 | 12:00 - 14:00 (CET)

Event Location

Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union

Rue Belliard 60 - 62 1000 Bruxelles

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