TII Innovation Dialogue: Demonstrating Value from Open Innovation Support Instruments

19 April 2018

On 19 April 2018 Mr. Andreas Zynga, Professor of Practice in Strategy at MSM, will be participating in the TII Innovation Dialogue: Demonstrating Value from Open Innovation Support Instruments in Brussels at the Bedford Hotel & Congress Centre.

More intimate and interactive than a conference, this one-day event, brought to you by TII, features policy contributions from the European Commission, testimonials from practitioners and a dialogue between the panel and the audience. It also comprises a participative Road Mapping exercise to identify, quantify and increase the benefits gained by end users from EU innovation programs. The results will feed into a report to be circulated among all participants and shared with the EC.

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09.15 Registration
09.30 Introduction to the day, Gordon Ollivere, TII
09.40 Policy inputs from European Commission (10-minute statements)
– SME Instrument/coaching? Jasper Hemmes, EASME
– Open innovation and openscience? Stephane Ouaki, DG Research and
– R&I cooperation with China – Diego Sammaritano, DG Research and
– Strengthening IPR in the EU internal market – Denis Dambois, DGGrow
10.20 Testimonials from innovation support practitioners
– Morten Løfsnæs, Nova Corporate (funding innovation)
– Lutgart Spaepen, VLAIO (innovation support programs for SMEs)
– Sara Medina, SPI (overseas soft landing schemes)
– Andy Zynga, NineSigma and Maastricht School of Management (open
– Marta Catarino, TecMinho (university-industry collaboration)
11.00 Refreshments/networking
11.20 Dialogue between panelists and audience on the perceived efficiency of current
innovation support instruments and the future challenges and risks for innovation
performance in Europe with suggestions for future policy actions.
12.20 Lunch
13.30 Road-mapping session (1)- The Broad Landscape
Group activity in which the participants will populate a wall chart
customized to examine the efficiency of innovation support instruments,
any shortcomings and suggestions for improvement.
14.30 Strategic road-mapping session (2) – The Dominant Priorities
A facilitated session to review the wall chart and achieve consensus and
identify key issues resulting from the earlier road-mapping exercise.
15.30 Wrap up session summarizing the road-mapping results and framing
recommendations to the EU about how innovation-support instruments
could be made more efficient and effective in the future.
15.45 Refreshments and close of the session

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