MARCH 28, TUESDAY Corinthia Towers Hotel
Bohuslav Sobotka, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic
Martin Jahn, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Economy, Czech Republic.
PPT: Innovation and Technology Absorption for Growth
Annette Dixon, Director, Regional Operations, Europe and Central Asia Region, World Bank
PLENARY SESSION I
Innovation, Competition and Economic Growth: Theory, Policy and Practice
Prof. Dr. Klaus Gretschmann, Director General of the Council of the European Union, Directorate General Competitiveness.
PPT: Innovation, Competition and Economic Growth
Robert Willig, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and the Economics Department of Princeton University.
Presentation: Innovation, Growth and Competition
Moderator: Daniela Gressani, Country Director, Central Europe and Baltics, World Bank
PLENARY SESSION II
The Role of the Government in Fostering Innovation and Technology Absorption
Professor Manuel Trajtenberg, Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Tel Aviv University.
PPT: Government Support for Commercial Innovation
Itzhak Goldberg, Lead Specialist, ECSPF, World Bank.
PPT: Support for Commercial Innovation: Why, How and When?
Cathleen A. Campbell, Senior Vice President, U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation
Discussant: Marcin Hejka, Director of Strategic Investments - Central Eastern Europe, Intel Capital and Vice President of the Polish Venture Capital Association
Moderator: Iveta Griacova, Investment Manager, Genesis Capital, Slovak Republic
PLENARY SESSION III
Reforming Higher Education for Innovation
Petr Kolar, Deputy Minister of Education, Czech Republic.
PPT: Strategy of Transformation of Czech Universities
Dr. Peter Magrath, Senior Advisor to the College Board, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.
Reforming Higher Education for Innovation.
Dr. Gary Crawley, Director of Frontiers Engineering & Science, Science Foundation Ireland.
Presentation: Reforming Higher Education for Innovation
Stephen Tam, Centre for Commercialisation and Technopreneur Development, Multimedia University Malaysia.
PPT: Striving for Excellence in Academic Performance and Commercialization
Discussant: Thomas Weko
Moderator: Maureen McLaughlin, Sector Manager, ECSHD, World Bank
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