“Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A new agenda for the enhancement of structural competitiveness”, A Conference of Goethe-Institut Athen, LIEE/NTUA and GFOSS – Open Technologies Alliance, 26-27 November 2018, Omirou 14-16, Athens

Goethe-Institut Athen in cooperation with the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics at the National Technical University of Athens and the GFOSS – Open Technologies Alliance organise a Conference with the theme “Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A new agenda for the enhancement of structural competitiveness”. The Conference will be conducted on 26 and 27 November 2018 at the Goethe-Institut Athen (Omirou 14-16, Athens).

The Conference includes one session with introductory speeches and six thematic panels comprised of speakers from Greece and Germany.

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For your participation in the Conference please make registration here.

Conference Programme

Monday 26 Νοvember

14:15 – 15:00, Registration

15:00 – 16:00, Introductory speeches and greetings (simultaneous translation in Greek and German)

16:00 – 18:00, Panel 1: Entrepreneurial and innovation activity: Empirical evidence from Greece, Germany and Europe and their policy implications (in English)

18:30 – 20:45, Panel 2: Fostering creativity and entrepreneurship skills in the primary, secondary and tertiary education (simultaneous translation in Greek and German)

Tuesday 27 Νοvember

10:00 – 12:00, Panel 3: The role of Tech Coaching and other institutional mechanisms in bridging the gap between research and innovation / knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship (in English)

12:30 – 15:00, Panel 4: Digital transformation in the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution (in English)

16:00 – 18:00, Panel 5: The balance between Intellectual Property protection and Open Innovation (in English)

18:30 – 20:30, Panel 6: The role of the technical education and apprenticeship in enhancing the innovation intensity of the economy (in English)

The aim of this initiative is to promote the exchange of evidence, knowledge and experiences between the two countries on the role of education, research, technological development, innovation and entrepreneurship in enhancing structural competitiveness, economic growth and employment.  In this context, the dialogue and cooperation between Greek and German academics, policy-analysts/ shapers/ makers and industrial experts will be promoted.