12 / 11 / 2020

3 Final EC-OECD Innovation and Growth Webinars on Innovation and Growth

The Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (R&I) of the European Commission (EC) is organising together with the OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Directorate a webinar series on innovation and growth. The series draws on four ongoing research projects, supported under Horizon 2020: the OECD microBeRD, MapProdIGI, KnowInn and REITER projects. After 4 events under the umbrella of our 2020 EC-OECD Innovation and Growth Webinar Series, the 3 final webinars are as follows:  
  1. Friday 13 November, 14:00-15:15 (CET), discussing the structural and policy determinants behind the observed “Declining business dynamism”. Flavio Calvino and Rudy Verlhac, Economists at the OECD STI Directorate, will present the paper. Francisco Caballero, Head of Unit ‘European Semester and Competitiveness” at DG GROW will discuss the main findings.
  2. Friday 20 November, 14:00-15:15 (CET), exploring the “Linkages between public research and innovative startups”. Milenko Fadic, Economist at the OECD STI Directorate, will present the paper, followed by a discussion with Lia Karamali, Head of Unit ‘Academic R&I and Research Organizations’, DG R&I. Pierre Therrien, Senior Director ‘Innovation, Science and Economic Development’ Canada, will chair the session.
  3. Friday 4 December, 14:00-15:30 (CET), concluding the series with a webinar on “Working with STI policy evidence: introducing the STIP Data Lab”. Magda the Carli, Head of Unit ‘ERA&Country Intelligence’ at DG R&I will provide opening remarks, followed by a presentation of the STIP Compass project and data lab by Andrés Barreneche, Economist/Policy Analyst at the OECD STI Directorate. A stimulating panel discussion with policy makers from different countries will look into ‘how to use the STIP data for analysis and evidence-based policy making’.
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