TAFTIE Annual Seminar 2004

01.12 2004

In search of successful innovation strategies
 

December 1st and 2nd 2004

 

Programme (afternoon)

 
December, 1st            The Dutch innovation system
12.15 – 13.00             Get together, registration, sandwich lunch
 
13.00 – 13.15             Opening and welcoming
                                 Ben Giesen (SenterNovem)
 
13.15 – 14.00             Innovation in the Netherlands
                                 Luc Soete (Professor of International Economics, Maastricht)
 
14.00 – 14.30             The Dutch innovation policy
                                 Chris Buijink ( Director-General of Innovation, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs)    
 
14.30 – 15.00             Break
 
15.00 – 15.30              Successes of Technological Top Institutes
                                  Driek Vergouwen (Director, Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences)
 
15.30 – 16.00              Role of SenterNovem
                                  Willem Zwalve (Director of Innovation, SenterNovem)  
 
16.00 – 16.30             Paneldiscussion with all the speakers
 
16.30 – 17.15             Drinks
 
18.00 – 21.30             A canal tour followed by a dinner

Programme (morning)

 
December, 2nd           Innovation in industry
 
 
08.30 – 09.00             Get together
 
09.00 – 09.15             Opening and welcoming
                                 Staffan Håkansson (VINNOVA)
 
09.15 – 09.45             An international corporation
                                 Charlotte Brogren (Research Director,  ABB Corporate Research, Sweden)
 
09.45 – 10.15             A medium sized high-tech company
                                 Herman van der Auweraer (RTD Manager, LMS, Belgium)           
 
10.15 – 10.35             Discussion
                                 Is introduced and led by Bart Nieuwenhuis (Strategic advisor, Hypercube Business Innovation)
 
10.35 – 11.00             Break
 
11.00 – 11.30              The start-up and growth of a Dutch company
                                  Wybren Jouwsma (Technical Director, Bronkhorst High-Tech B.V.)
 
11.30 – 12.00              The effects of innovation on company growth
                                  Michael Woywode (Professor of International Management at Aachen University) 
 
12.00 – 12.20             Discussion
                                  Is introduced and led by Bart Nieuwenhuis
 
12.20 – 13.30              Lunch

 

Programme (afternoon)
 
December, 2nd           Innovation stimulated by government agencies
 
 
13.30 – 13.45             Opening and welcoming
                                Erik Skaug (RCN)
 
13.45 – 14.15             Stimulating innovation by the EC
                                Robert-Jan Smits (Research DG, European Commission)
 
14.15 – 14.45             Tekes
                                Jari Romanainen (Executive Director, Tekes, Finland)
 
14.45 – 15.05             Discussion
                                 Is introduced and led by Bart Nieuwenhuis
 
15.05 – 15.30             Break  
 
15.30 – 16.00             Linking innovation challenges and new programmes
                                 Knut Haanaes (General Director , RCN, Norway)   
 
16.00 – 16.30             The Irish Approach
                                 Valentine Hayes (Head International Science and Technology, Enterprise Ireland)
 
16.30 – 16.50             Discussion
                                  Is introduced and led by Bart Nieuwenhuis
           
16.50 – 17.00             Closure