Instytut Nauk Ekonomicznych i Naukowe Koło Ekonomistów wraz z dr Marcinem Winiarskim oraz dr Sebastianem Jakubowskim serdecznie zapraszają na:
Second Wrocław Economic Policy Symposium on Competitiveness: Open Innovation, Energy, and the Internet of Things
Sympozjum odbędzie się 15 października 2016 roku w godz. 11:00 – 13:15 w sali 2.05D i zostanie przeprowadzone w języku angielskim.
11:00 Opening and Introduction
Dr Sebastian Jakubowski, Wrocław University
11:10 Embracing Change and Shaping Open Innovation in Europe:
Evidence-Based Policy for Prosperity in the Global Knowledge Economy
Daniel W. Bloemers, M.A.; Brussels, Belgium
In a globalized and knowledge-based economy, innovation is key to business competitiveness and to the solution of societal challenges. By definition, innovation is about change. In recent years, however, practices of so-called Open Innovation have become increasingly pervasive, changing the very way change happens.
Starting from a review of key concepts determining competitiveness in the global knowledge economy, this presentation will first provide an overview of academic research on practices and implications of Open Innovation. The speaker will then share insights into the ongoing work of the European Commission and the OECD to (re-)define, capture and measure innovation in cross-border contexts, and to develop evidence-based policies aiming at building international value chains. Lastly, the speaker will reflect on practices of policy-making in Europe more broadly, inviting an open discussion on current European affairs as well as medium-term challenges.
12:10 The Internet of Things in Energy:
Challenges and Opportunities for European Industries and Societies
Daniel Iglhaut, M.A., M.Sc.; TÜV Rheinland Consulting GmbH, Berlin, Germany
The massive deployment of connected devices throughout society will dramatically change the realms of communication, energy supply, and transport, related business models, and – last but not least – our personal lives. The European energy industry will be among the first to be fully digitalized. The implementation of the Internet of Things and the opportunities and threats it poses to incumbents, new players and prosumers will therefore be particularly pronounced in the realm of energy.
After a theoretical and conceptual introduction, this presentation will provide an overview of the changing conditions for the Internet of Things in energy. Fundamental challenges faced by energy and telecommunication companies, such as the security of critical infrastructures, cybersecurity or the maintenance of operation in crisis, will be highlighted. Moreover, different European perspectives to energy and communication infrastructure will be examined.
13:00 Open Discussion and Outlook
Komitet Organizacyjny: Dr Marcin Winiarski
Dr Sebastian Jakubowski