The Economics of Innovation: from Basic research to the Market

The NCCR Chemical Biology is pleased to announce the 1st edition of the interdisciplinary and international conference “The Economics of Innovation: from Basic research to the Market” to be held from Sept. 04 to Sept.06, 2017 in Geneva at the Brocher Foundation, interdisciplinary center.

The conference aims to determine the state of the art in the field of economic theory of innovation and stimulate further work to better understand the innovation process. Delegates will explore the rate-limiting or critical steps at each stage of the process and then carefully evaluate how different factors influence the outcome. We will bring together leading economists, managers, research scientists, scientists involved in policy and funding, experts from tech transfer and R&D in industry as well as venture capitalists. This unique event comprises extensive plenary sessions, ample time for discussion during round-table sessions and opportunities for interdisciplinary networking.

The conference will host 19 plenary lectures with international speakers from various prestigious institutions such as Prof. Venki Ramakrishnan, 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Group Leader of the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge and President of the Royal Society, UK or Prof. Maria Leptin, EMBO Director, Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Director Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and Prof. Marie Thursby, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Please visit the website of the conference to discover the outstanding list of speakers and the programme : https://theeconomicsofinnovation.org/ (flyer)

Registration deadline : June 15, 2017.

Participants will be admitted upon selection with a maximum of 60 participants total.
Registration includes (1) the conference fee, (2) 2 nights’ accommodation, (3) meals and coffee breaks and transportation during the event between the hotel, conference venue and restaurants.

18 mai 2017