1. 14.04.2016 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Series of Lectures | Single European market | Technological competition | Innovation policy

    The key to competitiveness can be summed up quite simply: More innovation results in greater productivity, and therefore more growth. Research and development, however, are essential drivers of innovation. The critical question therefore is how results from research can be translated into innovations in markets. Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation believes that in the future, innovation will increasingly occur at the points of intersection between various research disciplines.

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  2. 09.12.2015 · ZEW (ybr)
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    ECB | Financial crisis | Governance approach
    The former President of the ECB during his lecture at ZEW

    Had the European Central Bank (ECB) not made exceptional interventions in order to prevent collapse, the financial crisis in 2007 may have pushed Europe to the brink of ruin. This is the view held by Dr. h.c. mult. Jean-Claude Trichet, who himself witnessed the crisis from very close quarters at that time. According to the former President of the ECB and current Chairman of the Board of Brussels-based think tank Bruegel, the severest financial crisis since the end of the Second World War is yet to be overcome. Speaking at the Mannheim Economic and Monetary Talks at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) on December 8, 2015, Trichet drew conclusions and explained what can be learned from the crisis.

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  3. 12.06.2015 · ZEW (ybr)
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    ZEW Wirtschaftsforum

    Our world is becoming increasingly digitalised, with "Industry 4.0" being the catchword of the moment at business locations across the globe – and expectations are huge. The areas of business and politics likewise expect profits, increasing welfare and productivity gains from integrating cutting-edge information technologies into the value-added chain. But: this year's ZEW Economic Forum at the Centre for European Economic Research on 11 June showed that the much-touted fourth industrial revolution harbours as many challenges and risks as it does opportunities. The event, held under the title "Europe in Digital Competition", made the audience of around 220 attendants aware that there are still a number of problems to be solved to propel the European economy into a successful 4.0 future. A possible solution is the implementation of a pan-European single digital market, as promoted by EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Günther H. Oettinger, in his keynote speech.

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  4. 06.06.2015 · ZEW (ybr)
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    ZEW-Wirtschaftsforum

    The increasing interlocking of classical value chains and ultra-modern information technologies became generally known as industry 4.0. The chances, risks, and challenges of the digitalization do not only affect companies and employees. Whole national economies have to cope with the issue: What does the fourth industrial revolution mean for us? This year´s ZEW Wirtschaftsforum by the Centre for European Economic Research is dedicated to "Europa im Digitalen Wettbewerb" (Europe in digital competition) on Thursday, 11th June 2015. The future of the economy will be discussed. EU digital commissioner Günther H. Oettinger will give a lecture on a pan-European digital internal market.

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  5. 13.05.2015 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Tax planning | Corporation

    Set to take place on June 25, 2015, the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), together with the University of Mannheim, has organised this year’s Mannheim Corporate Taxation Day (Mannheimer Unternehmenssteuertag). Executive board members, CEOs, tax specialists from medium-sized and large businesses, tax consultants, and auditors meet at this annual event, held exclusively in German, in order to receive updates on current developments in international taxation. Through a series of talks and workshops, giving ample opportunity for discussion, participants are provided with advice concerning current fiscal developments and learn about the possibilities for operational tax planning and design. This year, the keynotes and workshops will particularly focus on the tax opportunities and risks involved in taking strategic investment decisions.

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  6. 03.03.2015 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Data protection

    For Professor Dieter Kempf, chairman of the board of the software company DATEV eG and president of the IT inter-trade organisation BITKOM, data is the oil of the next century. "Data are a valuable resource," Kempf said to about 110 guests at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). He asked "Sind Daten die Währung von morgen?" (Will data be the currency of tomorrow?). The talk took place on March 2, 2015, within the ZEW series "First-Hand Information on Economic Policy". In this context, Kempf supports analysis and real-time evaluations of huge data volumes for positive economic effects.

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  7. 27.02.2015 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Data protection

    What happens to our online user data? Is there an effective way to protect our sensitive information, even as data is increasingly being traded as a currency in the online world? These are some of the issues that Professor Dieter Kempf, CEO at DATEV and President of the industry association BITKOM, will address in a talk at 6 p.m. on Monday, 2 March 2015 at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). This event, entitled “Is Data the Currency of Tomorrow?” is part of ZEW’s lecture series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy”.

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  8. 15.12.2014 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Timotheus Höttges, Chief Executive Officer at Deutsche Telekom AG, expects "Industry 4.0" to become the major driver of economic growth in Germany and Europe. "Everything that can be digitalised will be digitalised," Höttges said with regard to the merging of traditional industrial production with information and communication technologies. Höttges delivered his lecture entitled "Die Vernetzung der Welt - Chancen und Herausforderungen der Digitalisierung" (Worldwide Networking - The Opportunities and Challenges of Digitalisation) in front of some 200 guests at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) within the series "First-Hand Information on Economic Policy". He focused on the failures associated with the implementation of Industry 4.0 as well as future prospects.

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  9. 12.06.2014 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Competition | ZEW Wirtschaftsforum | Technology
    Panel discussion at the ZEW Economic Forum (from left): Dr. Georg Licht (ZEW), Dr. Georg Schütte (BMBF), Prof. Andrew Tylecote (University Sheffield), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter-Heinz Hellmann (KSB Stiftung) and Dr. Albert Heuser (BASF SE)

    At the 2014 ZEW Economic Forum, some 160 participants from the realms of politics, business and academia discussed the challenges facing the German economy that arise from China’s growing technological competitiveness. The opportunities and risks associated with cooperation with Chinese companies and research institutions were also a subject of debate.

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  10. 18.06.2013 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Youth

    On June 18, 2013, Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, MdB, spoke at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). She delivered a speech titled "Creating Chances for Europe's Youth" to some 200 invited guests from the areas of politics, business, academia, and public institutions.

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