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European Innovation-Which Role for the European Commission? Sven Schade European Commission Mar909
 

European Innovation-Which Role for the European Commission? Sven Schade European Commission Mar909

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    European Innovation-Which Role for the European Commission? Sven Schade European Commission Mar909 European Innovation-Which Role for the European Commission? Sven Schade European Commission Mar909 Presentation Transcript

    • European Innovation – Which role for the European Commission? A king without a land or the engine of innovation thinking?
    • Innovation policy in Europe – balancing competences • Innovation / competitiveness policy = part of Industrial policy (Art.157) EU treaty  “The Member States shall consult each other in liaison with the Commission and, where necessary, shall coordinate their action. The Commission may take any useful initiative to promote such coordination” • How to coordinate 27 Member States + 10 other countries ?  Federalist and centralist  From 0.5 to 80mio inhabitants  GDP/capita 12 – 66.000$/yr Pictures: Kordin Business Incubator, Malta; Energy Agency Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany
    • Activities of European Innovation Policy and Support • Lisbon Agenda (2005)  Agreement of governments on joint objectives • „Growth and Jobs“ • Policy analysis & benchmarking • Broad based innovation strategy (2006)  Defines core areas of innovation activities, i.a. • Developing Lead markets • Cluster and cluster cooperation ...
    • Removing obstacles to cross-border investments by venture capital funds • The problem: Different legal & tax regimes in member states force VC to establish subsidiaries The EIF acts as  limits access to VC in many countries initial investor for VC funds in particular in • The actions: the field of eco-  2007 communication to member states innovation. Funds are provided from  Initially: mutual recognition of national the EU budget under frameworks the ‚Competiveness  Possibly: “Single European Venture Capital and Innovation Fund Structure” (legal entity valid in all program. The action members states) shall support development of VC across Europe.
    • Copying Silicon Valley? Clusters in the US and Europe US automotive production: 66% in Michigan, Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky The European picture: Photos: Dacia Logan, Romanian-French low-price car & BMW World, Munich, Germany
    • 47 regions in 15 countries With strong automotive clusters Commission strongly supports cooperation between clusters – the ‘mega-cluster’ is not feasible
    • Integrating the ‚ex-pat entrepreneurs‘ into the Innovation Systems • Diverse policies and actions by member states and regions.  Some moan about Brain drain – others support it  Only anecdotal evidence  Limited understanding of ex-pat perceptions • Commission and ‚innovation agencies‘ jointly develop the topic, to  develop better instruments to involve the ex-pat entrepreneurs in European Innovation Activities  Learn & check reality: Seminar in June 2009 together in Stanford School of Engineering
    • Thanks – Contact: Sven Schade European Commission DG Enterprise & Industry Support to Innovation 1049 Brussels Belgium Sven.schade@ec.europa.eu