European Seminar EuroLIO 2012

 

         

                   Geography of Innovation EuroLIO, in collaboration with its european partners, is pleased and honoured to announce its first european seminar, to be held in Saint-Etienne from 26th to 28th of January 2012.

 

                  The goal of the seminar is twofold.

                           First, from an academic point of view, it will gather the european scientific community working on the geography of innovation.
                           Second, from a more applied perspective, the seminar intends to bring together researchers, data producers and public actors in innovation in order to discuss the specific issues related to localized indicators of innovation and territorial public policies.

 

 


KEY DATES

  • Final date for Session or Round-Table proposals: 10th June 2011 
  • Final date for Extended Abstract Submission: postponed to July 18, 2011.
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts :22th September 2011.
  • Final date for sending full papers: 30th November 2011.
  • Deadline registration at reduced fee: 15th December 2011.
  • Deadline registration and payment for being included in the programme: 17th January 2011.

Le jeudi, la conférence de Philippe Aghion (Université de Harvard) a mis en évidence l'importance des dimensions régionales dans les stratégies de croissance et d'innovation. La session plénière du vendredi a également été particulièrement appréciée avec les allocutions de Maryann Feldman (Université de Caroline du Nord) et David Audretsch (Université d'Indiana) sur les déterminants localisés des capacités scientifiques et entrepreneuriales. Dans les sessions parallèles, ce sont au total 77 papiers qui ont été présentés.

Chaque journée a été clôturée par une table ronde afin de confronter les regards des universitaires, des acteurs publics et des organismes producteurs de données sur la question des indicateurs, de l'évaluation des politiques publiques et des stratégies régionales en Europe. 
 
Les présentations et les échanges qui ont eu lieu à l'occasion des sessions plénières, des sessions parallèles et des tables rondes ont été de très bonne qualité. Les dizaines de messages reçus la semaine dernière attestent de la très grande satisfaction des participants et de la réussite scientifique de cette manifestation qui répond à une véritable attente de la communauté scientifique de ce domaine. Dans un prochain numéro nous vous présenterons les publications collectives qui seront issues de ce colloque. Par ailleurs, et afin de renforcer la dynamique créée par ce premier séminaire sur la géographie de l'innovation, les membres du comité scientifique ont convenu d'une organisation régulière de ce séminaire européen tous les deux ans. Le lieu du prochain séminaire, en 2014, est déjà  choisi. Il s'agit de l'Université d'Utrecht, Ron Boshma étant le principal organisateur.

 

Organisation Committee

 

Eurolio French Members and staff:

  • Corinne Autant-Bernard (University of Saint-Etienne, France)
  • Valérie Bonvallot (INIST, France)
  • Christophe Carrincazeaux (Bordeaux IV University)
  • Sylvie Chalaye (EuroLIO, France)
  • Florent Fayeaux (EuroLIO, France)
  • David Frachisse (EuroLIO, France)
  • Danielle Galliano (University of Toulouse, France)
  • Selin Hazir (University of Saint-Etienne, France)
  • Jean-Alain Heraud (University of Strasbourg, France)
  • Caroline Hussler (University of Strasbourg, France)
  • Rachel Levy (University of Toulouse, France)
  • Nadine Massard (University of Saint-Etienne, France)
  • Benjamin Montmartin (University of Saint-Etienne, France)
  • Pierre Triboulet (University of Toulouse, France)
  • Jérôme Vicente (University of Toulouse, France) 
  • Stephane Virol (Bordeaux IV University, France)

EuroLIO Partners:

  • Edward Bergman (Vienna University, Austria)
  • Andrea Bonaccorsi (University of Pisa, Italy)
  • Ron Boschma (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
  • Stefano Breschi (University of Bocconi, Italy)
  • Thomas Brenner (University of Marburg, Germany)
  • Benoît Buisson (INSEE, France)
  • Koen Frenken (Eindhoven University, The Netherlands)
  • Simona Iammarino (London School of Economics, UK)
  • Stephane Lhuillery (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Suisse)
  • Mario A. Maggioni (Catholic University, Milan, Italy)
  • Valérie Mérindol (OST, France),
  • Rosina Moreno (University of Barcelona, Spain)
  • Philip McCann (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
  • Stefano Usai (University of Cagliari, Italy)
  • Attila Varga (University of Pécs, Hungary)

 

Scientific Committee

 

Members of Scientific Committee:

  • Bjorn Asheim (Lund University,Sweden)
  • David Audretsch (Indiana University, USA)
  • Corinne Autant-Bernard (University of Saint-Etienne, France)
  • Joaquin M. Azagra-Caro (INGENIO, Spain)
  • Edward Bergman (Vienna University, Austria)
  • Pascal Billand  (University of Saint-Etienne, France)
  • Andrea Bonaccorsi (University of Pisa, Italy)
  • Ron Boschma (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
  • Stefano Breschi (University of Bocconi, Italy)
  • Thomas Brenner (University of Marburg, Germany)
  • Benoît Buisson (INSEE, France)
  • Roberta Capello (Milano, Italy)
  • Uwe Cantner (Jena University, Germany)
  • Christophe Carrincazeaux (Bordeaux IV University, France)
  • Nicolas Carayol (Bordeaux IV University, France)
  • Maryann Feldman (University of North Carolina, USA)
  • Koen Frenken (Eindhoven University, The Netherlands)
  • Danielle Galliano (INRA, Toulouse, France)
  • Johannes Gluckler (Heidelberg, Germany)
  • Jean Alain Heraud (University of Strasbourg, France)
  • Caroline Hussler (University of Strasbourg, France)
  • Simona Iammarino (London School of Economics, UK)
  • Julie Le Gallo (University of Franche Comté, France)
  • Stephane Lhuillery (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Suisse)
  • James LeSage (Texas State University, USA)
  • Rachel Levy (University of Toulouse 1, France)
  • Francesco Lissoni (Bordeaux IV University, France)
  • Mario A. Maggioni (Catholic University, Milan, Italy)
  • Gunther Maier (Vienna University, Austria)
  • Nadine Massard (University of Saint-Etienne, France)
  • Valérie Mérindol (OST, France)
  • Philip McCann (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
  • Rosina Moreno (University of Barcelona, Spain)
  • Raffaele Paci(University of Cagliari Italy)
  • Olivier Parent (University of Cincinnati, USA)
  • Anne Plunket (Paris-Sud University, France)
  • Javier Revilla Diez (Leibnitz University of Hannover)
  • Marielle Riché (DG regio)
  • Pascale Roux (Bordeaux IV University, France)
  • Thomas Scherngell (Vienna University, Austria)
  • Jordi Surinach (University of Barcelona, Spain)
  • Stefano Usai (University of Cagliari, Italy)
  • Attila Varga (University of Pécs, Hungary)
  • Jerôme Vicente (University of Toulouse 1, France)

 

Programme

   

Simultaneous translation in French and English for plenary sessions, roundtables and parallel sessions to be held in the Grand Amphi. 

 

Opening ceremony:

  • Maurice Vincent (Senator -Mayor of Saint-Etienne, President of Saint-Etienne Métropole.)
  • Marc Challeat (General Secretary for Regional Affairs of Rhône-Alpes Region Prefecture) 
  • Laurent Beauvais (President of Commission Enseignement Supérieur Recherche et Innovation de l'Association des Régions de France, President of Conseil Régional Basse Normandie)
  • Joaquim Oliviera-Martins (Head of Division, Regional Development Policy, OECD) 

Opening conference:

  • Prof. Philippe Aghion (Harvard University), opening conference

Plenary conferences:

  • Prof. David D. Audretsch (Indiana University)
  • Prof. Maryann P. Feldman (University of North Carolina)

Round tables:

  • National Agencies and Regions: Regionalizing Indicators 
  • Evaluation of Regional Policies: Territorial Implications 
  • Regional Policies in Europe: The "Smart Specialisation" debate 

Parallel sessions:

  • Around 80 communications analysing the geography of innovation and local innovation policies.

Closing session :

  • in the presence of Jean-Louis Gagnaire (Député de la Loire, Vice-Président du Conseil Régional Rhône-Alpes)

 

Roundtables

  

Roundatbles programme

 

Language: French-English with simultaneous translation

 

Thursday January 26, 2012 – 17:00 – 18:30

Regionalizing innovation indicators

Developing research on the Geography of Innovation as well as designing, monitoring and evaluating innovation public policies implemented at different territorial levels, create important new needs for localized innovation indicators. What are the main needs formulated by public actors and researchers? Are there any interesting initiatives or recent progresses in this field? What are the main issues for future: concerning the quality of measurements, the use of indicators and the interactions between researchers, data producers and European, national and territorial public actors?

Participants : 

Odile BOVAR (Adviser, responsible if the Territories Observatory, DATAR, France)

Roberta CAPELLO (Full Professor in regional science, Politecnico of Milan, Italy)

Lionel DOISNEAU (INSEE, France)

Didier HOUSSIN (President of the Agency for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education, France)

Michael RALPH (Special Adviser to Director General DGRegio, European Commission) 

 

 

Friday January 27, 2012  – 16:45 – 18:15

Evaluation of innovation policies – Territorial implications

Numerous public policies supporting innovation integrate important territorial dimensions. Evaluation practices and methods have recently progressed and are now able to provide us with some fundamental results concerning national R&D support instruments.  Despite the huge amount of resources allocated, our knowledge of the real impact of these policies at the territorial level is however quite weak.  Moreover, the evaluation of innovation public policies considering R&D aids within more complete visions of the dynamics of territorial eco-systems still remains in its infancy. Is it necessary to introduce the territorial dimension within the innovation public policies evaluation practices? And why? What are the main issues for policy-makers at the different territorial levels and for the actors of innovation? What are the main difficulties encountered and the main opportunities offered in that field?

Participants : 

Jacques MAIRESSE (Researcher CREST, MERIT-UNU)

Philippe LARRUE (Evaluator, OECD)

Philippe MONFORT (Policy analyst, European Commission, DGRegio)

Frédérique SACHWALD (Head of the department for R&D incentives public policies, Ministry for Higher Education and Research, France)

Representative of a « pôle de compétitivité »

 

 

Saturday January 28, 2012 – 11:45-13:15

The European regional policies – The « smart specialisation » strategy

Debates concerning the orientation of regional policies are animated within the European context, in particular within the framework of the Europe 2020 Strategy and for the definition of the future cohesion policy (starting from 2014) which places regional development as a driver for the “smart, sustainable and inclusive” growth (http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020/index_fr.htm). Part of the debates focuses on the « smart specialisation » concept: enabling strategy for some, which would have the advantage to allow the development of lagging regions without leading to an inefficient dispersion of resources; dangerous strategy for others, which would imply some risks of lock-in for regions highly specialized within low-opportunities sectors. How to understand this concept of “smart specialization” when it is used for the definition of innovation public policies at the regional level? According to the participants to this round table, what are the main risks and opportunities contained in such an approach within their own context of intervention?

Participants :

Martin ANDERSSON (Professor, CIRCLE, University of Lund, Sweden)

Jean Louis GAGNAIRE (Deputy of Loire, Vice-President of the Rhône-Alpes region, France)

Xabier GOENAGA (Head of the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies –JRC, Seville)

Philip McCANN (Professor, University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

Eduardo TOMAS (Valencia regional government, Spain)