High-level Conference on Innovation Principle

3 December 2019, Hotel Scandic Park Helsinki

The Innovation Principle – Developing an innovation-friendly legislative culture

  3 December 2019
  Hotel Scandic Park Helsinki

Invitation-only conference as part of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU.

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The video recording of the conference is available below and presentation materials can be found from the programme page:
 

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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.

You can also familiarise yourself with the following two publications relating to innovation principle:

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

  • Produce a concise report summarizing identified key areas and policy questions.

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Conference-related Twitter accounts include @InnoPrinciple @TEM_uutiset @EU2019FI

Programme - more detailed programme

08.30 Registration

09.00

Opening the conference
09.20 Key Note: Relationship between innovation and regulation
09.45 Key Note: Developing innovation-friendly legislative culture in Europe – potential and bottlenecks
10.20 Coffee break
10.50 Panel: The Innovation Principle in regulatory practice 
12:00

Lunch

13:00

Case: Possibilities and challenges of using legislation to drive innovation and growth – Case of Act on Transport Services

13:20 Presentation: Innovation skills and capabilities of the future public sector
14:00 Building policy with innovation in mind: Examples
14:30 Coffee break
15:00 Building policy with innovation in mind: examples – session continues
16:00 Panel on key policy issues: The way forward with the Innovation Principle
17.00 Musical surprise

What is the Innovation Principle?

It is a tool to help achieve EU policy objectives by ensuring that legislation is designed in a way that creates the best possible conditions for innovation to flourish.

Why the Innovation Principle?

The quality of regulatory and legislative culture in relation to innovation is an increasingly important element of innovation-led growth and competitiveness

How?

The Innovation Principle seeks to ensure that legislation is designed in a way that it creates the best possible eco-system for the flourishing of innovation, and thus contributes to creating a more innovation-friendly legislative framework for the EU.
 

Speakers

Karen Yeung

Karen Yeung

Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and In-formatics

Birmingham Law School & School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham

Signe Ratso

Signe Ratso

Deputy Director-General for Research and Innovation

DG RTD

Dirk Pilat

Dirk Pilat

Deputy Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

OECD

Contact details

If you have any questions related to practicalities of the conference – please contact:
innovationprinciple@mestudio.fi

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
Tiina.hanhike@tem.fi
Tel. +358 29 504 9064

Conference-related Twitter accounts include @InnoPrinciple @TEM_uutiset @EU2019FI

 

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