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Towards Transformative Governance? Responses to mission-oriented innovation policy paradigms

Within the framework of the European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation the international conference “Towards Transformative Governance? Responses to mission-oriented innovation policy paradigms” was held by Fraunhofer ISI from 12 to 13 June 2012 in Karlsruhe (Germany) highlighting the key issues of innovation policy in Europe and developing countries in the short and long term.

Within the framework of the European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation the international conference “Towards Transformative Governance? Responses to mission-oriented innovation policy paradigms” was held by Fraunhofer ISI from 12 to 13 June 2012 in Karlsruhe (Germany) highlighting the key issues of innovation policy in Europe and developing countries in the short and long term.

The conference, attended by about 150 experts from different countries from all over the world, discussed the problem of transition of innovation policy from a traditional model to its new mission-oriented form. Participants attempted to find effective responses to global challenges and to develop new forms of international scientific cooperation. New models of innovation processes and Foresight methods connected with modeling of social aspects of development of the future were presented. Special attention was paid to development of new instruments of innovation policy and methods for evaluation of its effectiveness. The participants discussed the challenges of innovation policy in developing countries. Loet Leydesdorff described the modeling of nonlinear innovation processes through the network analysis of bibliometric indicators. A presentation made by Jan Fagerberg was devoted to the development of tools to support technological innovation. Jacob Elder spoke about the modeling methods of public procurement of innovative products and technologies.

Dirk Meissner, Deputy Head of the HSE Research Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies, and Maxim Kotsemir, Junior Research Fellow of this Lab took part in the conference with their own contributions.

The presentation by D. Meissner covered the issues of public-private partnership (PPP) in research and development. The speaker presented key factors for success of PPP projects, conducted a comparative analysis of types of partnerships, described the role of different actors in a PPP project. During the discussion following Dr. Meissner’s presentation the examples of efficient PPP projects in various countries were considered.

M. Kotsemir took the second place in elevator pitch contest where his speech was limited to one minute. He spoke about evaluation of time lags in the dynamics of R&D expenditure and GDP.