3 December 2019, Hotel Scandic Park Helsinki
Invitation-only conference as part of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU.
The event will be webstreamed.
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment will organize, in collaboration with the European Commission, a High-Level Conference on the Innovation Principle on Helsinki 3 December 2019.
The aim of the Conference is to raise awareness and build a shared understanding of opportunities and challenges in developing an innovation-friendly legislative culture in Europe. A further aim is to identify key policy questions on how to facilitate the use of the Innovation Principle in building the best possible ecosystem for innovation to flourish.
The Conference will bring together high-level decision makers, businesses, researchers and other stakeholders to discuss and share their insights and experiences. The keynote speakers will be Professor Karen Yeung, Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics at the Birmingham Law School & School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham and Deputy Director-General Signe Ratso from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.
In addition, the Conference consists of two panel discussions and a series of examples on how to develop legislative culture innovation in mind.
The aim of the High-Level Conference is to:
Raise awareness and build a shared understanding of the possibilities and challenges of legislation in creating markets for innovation and innovative business ecosystems
Share experiences of forerunners and experiments in different fields both at the EU level and in the member states.
Identify key areas where legislation could be a major driver for innovation.
Identify key policy questions on how to facilitate the use of innovation principle
Key Note: Relationship between innovation and regulation
Case of transport service law
Innovation skills and capabilities of the future public sector
Building policy with innovation in mind: Examples
New European Commission’s plans for research and innovation
Panel on key policy issues: The way forward with the Innovation Principle
Karen YeungInterdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and In-formatics
Birmingham Law School & School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham
Signe RatsoDeputy Director-General for Research and Innovation
Dirk PilatDeputy Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
If you have any questions related to practicalities of the conference – please contact:
If you have any questions related to the speakers or the program of the event – please contact:
Tiina Hanhike, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Tel. +358 29 504 9064
Conference-related Twitter accounts include @InnoPrinciple @TEM_uutiset @EU2019FI
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