The Economics of Innovation: from Basic research to the Market

The Economics of Innovation: from Basic research to the Market

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2017 International Conference

The Economics of Innovation: from Basic research to the Market

from Sept. 04 to Sept 06, 2017 in Geneva

Discover our great programme and some of the key topics that will be discussed during this interdisciplinary event

  • What are the bottlenecks when developing an idea to a product?
  • What are the barriers to technology transfer?
  • From basic research to the market: at which stage of the process investments are more beneficial?
  • How academia-industry relations affect the innovation process?
  • What is the role of intellectual property in innovation?

Participants will determine the state of the art in the field of economic theory of innovation and stimulate further work to better understand the innovation process.

The conference will host 21 plenary lectures with outstanding speakers from various prestigious institutions such as Prof. Venki Ramakrishnan, 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Group Leader of the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge and President of the Royal Society, UK or Prof. Maria Leptin, EMBO Director, Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Director Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Prof. Marie Thursby, Georgia Institute of Technology,  Prof. Patrick Aebischer, Neurodegenerative Studies Laboratory, EPFL and Former President of the EPFL, Switzerland, and Prof. Marc Gruber, Vice President for Innovation at EPFL, Switzerland, Full professor at the College of Management of Technology at EPFL, Chair of Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization (ENTC), Switzerland.

Learn more about the programme & register before July 15 : www.theeconomicsofinnovation.org