The Joint Institute for Innovation Policy
On 7th December 2015, JIIP held its 7th Annual Symposium in the context of the 7th European Innovation Summit organised by Knowledge4Innovation (K4I) in the European Parliament in Brussels. The Symposium attracted more than 200 registrants and various speakers who spoke about the state of play and foreseeable future of Open Innovation practice and policy, with a particular focus eco systems and the position and role of SME’s.
This year’s Annual JIIP Symposium will take place on 7 December in the European Parliament in Brussels. As in the previous, it will at the same time be the opening session of the European Innovation Summit (EIS), organised by Knowledge4Innovation (K4I). The JIIP Symposium will be hosted by the MEP Carlos Zorrinho, member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.
The European Commission's KETs Observatory recently published their first Annual Report.
The first annual report discusses the results of the technology generation and exploitation approach that looks at the ability of countries to generate and commercialize new knowledge. It outlines the relative position of the EU-28 countries in terms of their technology, trade, production and turnover performance.
The 2015 JIIP Summer School took place on 9th June, in Espoo, Finland, at VTT. Representatives from all four of the JIIP members, together with the JIIP Brussels team particpated in this year’s event, which built on the work started during last year’s Summer School in Bilbao. The topic this year was: Renewal of the Manufacturing Industry: Good Practices, Novel Approaches and Learning from the European Experience.
The 2014 JIIP Symposium entitled “Major Innovations, A European Perspective” was held on 17 November 2014. The event was related to the “Major Innovations” study that JIIP is currently carrying out for DG RTD and took place at the Microsoft Executive Business Centre in Brussels, as part of the 6th European Innovation Summit organised by Knowledge4Innovation. The JIIP Symposium featured high-level speakers from academia, industry, EC and OECD and of course the JIIP members.