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SEEK Kick-Off Conference

Going for Smart Growth with Knowledge and Innovations

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SEEK Kick-Off Conference, March 4 - 5, 2011, Mannheim, Germany

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is proud to announce that a number of prominent speakers will contribute to the conference:

  • Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, EU-Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science
  • Stefan Mappus, Minister President of Baden-Württemberg
  • David C. Mowery, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
  • Georg Schütte, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • Andrew W. Wyckoff, Director of OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
  • Dietmar Harhoff, University of Munich, Director of INNO-tec
  • Philippe Aghion, Harvard University
  • Bronwyn Hall, UC Berkeley and Maastricht University

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is pleased to announce the kick-off conference of its recently launched research programme "Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies" (SEEK). The purpose of the conference is twofold: First, the conference aims at bringing together politicians and academia to discuss the challenges of knowledge and innovation-based growth for the European economies. Secondly, scholars from various economic disciplines are invited to present their research covering the following topics:

  • Generation of Knowledge and Innovations
  • Diffusion and Adoption of Knowledge and Innovations
  • The Use of Knowledge by Entrepreneurs and Industries
  • Consequences of a Knowledge-Based Economy
  • Challenges of a Knowledge-Based Economy for Economic Policy