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MARCH 29, WEDNESDAY                     Corinthia Towers Hotel


08:45-10:30 

PLENARY SESSION IV
Innovation and Technology Absorption: the China and India experiences
 

Carl Dahlman, Henry R. Luce Professor of International Relations and Information Technology, Georgetown University. 
PPT: China and India as Emerging Technological Powers 

Dr. Anand Patwardhan, Executive Director, Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (Department of Science & Technology, Government of India).
PPT: Knowledge-Based Industries and the National System of Innovation: Experiences from India  

Dr. Lan Xue, Professor and Executive Associate Dean of School of Public Policy and Management, Tshinghua University. 
PPT: Dances  with the Wolf: the Process of Reforming China’s Science & Technology System 


Moderator: 
Mark Dutz, Senior Private Sector Development Specialist, SASFP, World Bank

 10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK

11:00-13:00 
PANEL 1A 
Technology Absorption

11:00-13:00 
PANEL 1B
R&D for Innovation

Jaana Remes, McKinsey Global Institute.
PPT:
FDI and Technology Absorption (ppt)

Dr. Bruno Broseta, REDIT, Spain.
PPT: Technology Absorption 

Joaquin Cordua Sommer, Human Capital Area’s Manager, Fundación Chile. 
PPT:
Technology Absorption and Diffusion in Chile. The Case of Fundacion Chile 

Karel Klusácek, Director Technology Centre AS CR, Czech Republic. 
PPT:
Utilization of knowledge for economic growth in the Czech Republic   

Lauritz Holm-Nielsen, Rector, Academy of Sciences, Denmark PPT: The Triple Helix. Universities in the NIS - the Latin American example

Professor Ossi V. Lindqvist, Chair of the Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council, University of Kuopio. 
PPT:
Research and Development for Innovation  

Miroslav Janecek, President of the Association of Research Associations, Czech Republic. 
PPT:
Research and Development for Innovation.The Czech Approach 

Cathleen A. Campbell, Senior Vice President, U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation.
PPT:
Successful Approaches to Public-Private Partnerships for Innovation 

Moderator:
Paulo Guilherme Correa, Senior Economist, ECSPF, World Bank

Moderator: 
Mary Canning
Lead Education Specialist, ECSHD, World Bank

13:00-14:00

LUNCH                                             

14:00-16:30

PLENARY SESSION V
Experiences from the ECA Region


Jaroslav Doležal, Honeywell, Czech Republic.
PPT:
Innovation and Technology Absorption: Honeywell View on the Czech Republic   

Mete Cakmackci Technology Development Foundation of Turkey.
PPT: Delivering Public Support to Private Companies. Case of TTGV in Turkey 

Cestmir Sajda, ImigraCzech Program, Vice-Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Czech Republic. 
PPT:
Qualified Foreign Workers Selection Pilot Project

Yerbol Suleimenov, Boloshak Program, Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Kazakhstan.
PPT:
Bolashak: Innovative Education for the Future     

Moderator: Edward Lucas, The Economist

16:30-17:00COFFEE BREAK
17:00-18:00

PLENARY SESSION VI
Knowledge Disadvantaged Communities to participate in the benefits of the Information Society and the Knowledge Economy

1. Film  “Knowledge Economy in Romania”

2.
Zsolt Nagy, Minister of Communications and IT and national coordinator of Knowledge Economy Project in Romania, “Helping Knowledge Disadvantaged Communities to participate in the benefits of the Information Society and the Knowledge Economy”.
PPT:
Knowledge Economy Project

3.  Dana Bérová, Minister of Informatics, Czech Republic.
PPT:
How to help all to participate in the benefits of the IS and the KE 

Moderator:  Bruno Lanvin, Adviser, CITPO

         20:00

DINNER - Troja Castle

Václav Paces,
President, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

 


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