Innovational Dynamics

Conference arranged by HUR - Hovedstadens Udviklingsråd, Viden Net and Department of Management, Politics & Philosophy

Fredag, 28 januar, 2005 - 13:00 to 16:00

Innovation, research based knowledge, and entrepreneurship are important factors in creating the dynamics that drive national and regional development. However, creating an entrepreneurial society is a challenging task, which includes a wide range of conflicting interests.

The conference will address prospects and problems from national, regional and organisational perspectives. The conference will address issues such as:

  • How to exploit research based knowledge in national and regional development?

  • How competitive are Danish companies when it comes to entrepreneurial abilities?

  • Which collaborative barriers are we facing when stimulating synergies between companies, universities and policy makers?

  • What are the relation between the innovation agenda and broader societal dynamics?

The conference brings together conclusions from two previous academic seminars focusing on corporate entrepreneurship and the collaboration of universities and companies.

The speakers are:

Mads Lebech, The mayor of Frederiksberg and Chairman of the HUR Council (Greater Copenhagen Authority). He is additionally member of several other recognized boards and committees.

Dr. Shaker A. Zahra, Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurshipat BabsonCollege. His research centres on high technology industries and new ventures, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Dr. Alan Irwin, Dean of Social and Environmental Studies at University of Liverpool, and Professor of Sociology. His research is focused on scientific governance and public understanding of science and technology.

Dr. Merle Jacob, visiting professor at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at the CopenhagenBusinessSchool. Her particular research interests are university-industry relations, science policy and environment.

Poul Skadhede, CEO of Valcon Management Consultants. He has previously been employed in companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sant + Bendix, and Scanpoint.

Sidst opdateret: Communications // 13/01/2005