Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Euro Area

Joint Conference by the European Central Bank and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Monday, 13 and Tuesday, 14 March 2017
ECB main building, Frankfurt am Main

Webcast

Programme

Monday, 13 March

13:30
Registration
14:30

Opening address

Mario Draghi, European Central Bank
Martin A. Schmidt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

15:00

Session 1
The future of economic growth with and without TFP growth

Chair: Vítor Constâncio, European Central Bank

Panelists:
Christophe Chazot, HSBC Holdings plc
Diego Comin, Dartmouth College
Reinhilde Veugelers, KU Leuven

16:30
Coffee break
17:00

Keynote Speech: Carlos Moedas, European Commission

17:30

Session 2
Advances in measurement of innovation and entrepreneurship: policy implications and potential for progress

Chair: Peter Praet, European Central Bank

Panelists:
Fred Gault, United Nations University – MERIT
Scott Stern, MIT Sloan School of Management
Christian Ketels, Harvard Business School

19:30

Dinner

Introduction: European Central Bank

Keynote Speech: Manuel Trajtenberg, Tel Aviv University

Tuesday, 14 March

8:30
Registration
9:00

Opening
Keynote Speech: Grete Faremo, United Nations Office for Project Services

9:30

Session 3
Fostering innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems in the European Union

Chair: Phil Budden, MIT Sloan School of Management

Panelists:
Fiona Murray, MIT Sloan School of Management
Suzanne Berger, MIT Political Science
Donna Chisholm, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Lourdes Núñez-Müller, Granada Health Science Technological Park

11:00
Coffee break
11:45

Session 4
Identifying factors that support and hinder the scaling up of promising new ventures

Chair: Ann Mettler, European Commission

Panelists:
José Pozo, European Photonics Industry Consortium
Stephan Neugebauer, The European Road Transport Research Advisory Council
Debora Revoltella, European Investment Bank
Vladimir Bulović, MIT School of Engineering

12:45

Concluding Panel: Extracting policy lessons for the euro area

Chair: Catherine Fazio, MIT Lab for Innovation Science and Policy

Panelists:
Fiona Murray, MIT Sloan School of Management
Christian Ketels, Harvard Business School
Ann Mettler, European Commission
Manuel Trajtenberg, Tel Aviv University

13:45

Closing remarks

14:00
Lunch

This programme may be subject to change without notice.

Please note that media will be attending and photography and filming activities will take place during the event.

General information

Conference venue

European Central Bank
Sonnemannstrasse 20
60314 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: +49 (0) 69 1344 0
Fax: +49 (0) 69 1344 6000
E-mail: info@ecb.europa.eu

Conference language

English

Transfers

Participants are requested to arrange their own transfers, unless otherwise indicated.

Organisers

Diego Rodriguez Palenzuela, European Central Bank
Catherine Fazio, MIT Lab for Innovation Science and Policy

Contacts

Nicola Bowen
Directorate General Economics
Output and Demand Division
Tel.: +49 (0) 69 1344 6351
E-mail: nicola.bowen@ecb.europa.eu

Silke Köhler
Directorate General Communications
Outreach Division
Tel.: +49 (0) 69 1344 8761
E-mail: silke.kohler@ecb.europa.eu