Events at CERGE-EI

Tuesday, 2 June, 2015 | 14:00 | Special Event

Setting Up an Innovation System: Swiss Model for the Czech Republic?

The Embassy of Switzerland in cooperation with IDEA think tank at CERGE-EI has the pleasure to invite you to a seminar and a panel discussion entitled "Setting Up and Innovation System: Swiss Model for the Czech Republic?".

Switzerland is a world leader in science and innovation. Cooperation between the public and private sectors in research works well. This success is a result of innovation system reforms that are being continuously cultivated for years. The Czech Republic stands in setting and cultivating innovation system on another crossroad. Decisions that have to be made after a long time will have a major impact on the direction in which the Czech Republic moves on. The inspiration and lessons learned from a successful country are therefore in place.

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. (registration of attendees from 1:30 p.m.)
Venue: CERGE-EI, Politických vězňů 7, Prague 1
Chaired by: Daniel Münich, IDEA think tank at CERGE-EI

Program of the seminar

2 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Welcome note
Jan Švejnar, director of think-tank IDEA at CERGE-EI
Markus-Alexander Antoinetti, ambassador, Embassy of Switzerland in the Czech Republic

2:20 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
"Structural Permeability as a Key Factor in Switzerland’s Innovation Success Story"
Alexander Bieri, ROCHE

2:50 p.m. – 3 p.m.
“Nobel Prizes or Return of Investment? … or Perhaps Both?”
Ivan Lefkovits, University Clinics, Basel

3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
"Czech Innovation Policy: What is missing?“
Martin Srholec, think-tank IDEA at CERGE-EI

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Coffee Break

3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Panel Discussion:
Alexander Bieri, Roche
Martin Srholec, IDEA think tank at CERGE-EI
Miroslav Janeček, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
Arnošt Marks, Research, Development and Innovation Council
Libor Kraus, Association of Research Organizations
Richard Kapsa, Sotio a.s.
Jan Konvalinka, Charles University in Prague
Zdeněk Hostomský, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Please confirm your attendance by filling in a short registration form.

The seminar and a discussion will be followed by a reception.

The event will be held in English with simultaneous interpreting into Czech.

The event is part of Strategie AV21 of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

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