Instytut Nauk Ekonomicznych i Naukowe Koło Ekonomistów wraz z dr. Marcinem Winiarskim oraz dr. Sebastianem Jakubowskim zapraszają na Drugie Międzynarodowe Sympozjum Polityki Gospodarczej: „Competitiveness in the Global Knowledge Economy – Business Innovation, Policy, Infrastructure and Societal Dialogue”, które odbędzie się w dniu 4 czerwca (sobota) w godz. 11:00 – 14:00 w sali im. Witolda Świdy 2D.
Sympozjum zostanie przeprowadzone w języku angielskim.
11:00 Opening and Introduction
Dr. Sebastian Jakubowski, Wroclaw University
11:10 Key Enabler for European Competitiveness:
Internationally Interconnected Innovation
Daniel W. Bloemers, M.A.; Brussels, Belgium
This presentation will provide a conceptual introduction to business competitiveness in the global knowledge economy, highlighting internationally interconnected innovation as an increasingly important driver. Building upon an overview of business practices in international knowledge transfer, the presentation will shed light on the role of the public sector in the global knowledge economy. It will explore instruments and global trends of innovation policy, before zooming in on selected policy practices at EU level.
12:00 Key Enabler for European Competitiveness:
Energy and Communication Infrastructure
Daniel Iglhaut, M.A., M.Sc.; TÜV Rheinland Consulting GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Alongside modern innovation systems, resilient and flexible energy and communication infrastructures are crucial for European competitiveness. The European Digital Agenda aims at the vast deployment of broadband communication infrastructure across Europe to induce innovation and competition. At the same time, the ongoing transformation towards a `smarter´ energy system leads to constantly increasing needs to transmit and process data of `prosumers´. This imposes two significant challenges: How can synergies in joint cross-sectoral infrastructure deployment be realized, and to what extent can existing ICT infrastructure be used for smart grids and smart metering?
After a short theoretical and conceptual introduction, this presentation will provide a brief overview of the European regulatory framework for joint infrastructure deployment. Fundamental challenges faced by energy and telecommunication companies will be highlighted. Moreover, different European approaches to cooperative infrastructure deployment will be examined.
12:50 Drivers of Competitiveness Under Fire:
Controversies, Societal Dialogue and Political Communication
Markus P. Raschke, M.Sc.; Munich, Germany
Building upon the preceding analyses, this presentation will explore controversies and mechanisms of societal acceptance management around political and infrastructural measures aiming at increased competitiveness. Firstly, it will highlight societal concerns regarding large-scale infrastructure projects, such as the construction of high-voltage power transmission lines. Discussing specific cases, it will provide an introduction to the concept of societal dialogue. Secondly, the presentation will portray political and societal controversies around international trade agreements, such as TTIP and CETA, in the U.S. and German-speaking countries. Alternative mechanism of societal dialogue, political inclusion and civil participation in Germany, Lithuania, and Switzerland will be explained as examples of political communication upside-down.
13:40 Discussion on Drivers and Barriers of European Competitiveness
Dr Marcin Winiarski
Dr Sebastian Jakubowski