Emerging value clusters in the New Member States: The role of networks for collaborative innovation
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COMIST Workshop, 4-5 April 2006
Hungary, Budapest, Hotel Helia, Kárpát utca 62-64
Opening: 4th April 2006, 14.00
Closure: 5th April 2006, 16.30
Please download the announcement and the preliminary programme.
This workshop is an initiative of the COMIST project (FP6-2004-IST-3), which runs under the Information Society Technologies (IST) priority of the European Commission’ 6th Framework Programme.
 Objective and focus
This informal workshop aims to bring together about 30-40 research, policy and business experts to discuss the role of policies and strategies to stimulate the development of value clusters and create new opportunities for collaborative innovation in the New Member States. In particular, we focus on the issue of how networks of collaborative innovation could strengthen the formation of value clusters, and how new work and business environments enabled by Information Society technologies could support these networks. Additionally, the workshop aims to identify and explore new initiatives related to the creation of clusters and network of collaborative innovation, thus strengthening the New Member States’ systems of innovation in the area of New Work and Business Environments and building strong integrative networking relations within the Enlarged Europe.
The registration process is electronically and also is providing you the opportunity to join the AMI@Work communities as you are interested by joining this event. The information you provide in this registration will be publicly shared among AMI community members to facilitate professional AMI related collaboration (no other use of it is allowed).
Deadline for registration is March 24th 2006. Roomspace is limited so early registration is strongly recommended.
 Key workshop themes
- What are the prospects and success conditions for developing strong value clusters in the New Member States? What are successful examples of clusters to learn from?
- How could networks of collaborative innovation strengthen these value clusters, and which policies could help developing these networks?
- What is the role of new work and business environments, and Information Society technologies enabling them, to implement the concept of collaborative value creation in economic clusters?
- How could national and transnational innovation systems support emerging value clusters in the New Member States, and what are the required transformations of the related science and technology systems, including innovation policies and business research strategies in upcoming years?
- What is the potential role and what are the requirements for new research and innovation frameworks like the 7th Framework programme, i2010 and Competitiveness and Innovation Programme for shaping conditions to enable the emergence of innovative value clusters based on networks of collaborative innovation?
 Workshop presentations and sessions
Specific themes will be covered in a series of presentations ordered into sessions. The agenda will be determined on the basis of received contributions of invited speakers. Sessions could, among others, address the following themes:
- Innovation policies for creating and strengthening national and regional innovation systems, and their impact on IT-based business innovation in the New Member States
- Emerging IST-based value clusters in new member states, their economic impact, and their embedding in networks of collaborative innovation
- Case studies of emerging value clusters in new member states, e.g. automotive, healthcare, agri-food, manufacturing, logistics
- The role of new, IT-based work and business environments in strengthening the competitive position of the New Member States
- New forms of business collaboration between companies in new and old member states (e.g. collaboration in product development and innovation, outsourcing to suppliers in New Member States) and their success factors
- New working and business environments supporting collaborative value creation in transnational clusters of new and old member state companies
- Transformation of the science and technology innovation systems within New member States to support IST-based clusters
- Policies and public-private collaboration models to strengthen emerging IST-based value clusters
- Transformation and change issues; transition patterns of national systems of innovation to create IST-enabled collaborative networks of innovation
- The role of new European programmes such as i2010, FP7, CIP to support IST-based emerging value clusters.
 Invited speakers
- Judith Mosoni-Fried, Hungary Academy of Sciences, Budapest
- Peter Stanovnik, Director of Institute of Economic Research, Ljubljana
- Salvador Barrios, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Sevilla
- Jozsef Veress, former Political State Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office (Hungary), visiting professor at Helsinki School of Economics
- Karel Charvat, Czech Center for Strategic Studies and EFITA
- Heli Penttinen, Helsinki School of Economics
- Pál Gáspár, Director of ICEG European Center, Budapest
- Joze Gricar, eCenter Director, University of Maribor
- Jyrki Jalasto, NOKIA Hungary
- Gabor Gyorffy, PANAC and West-Pannon Agency, Hungary
- David Dyker, Science and Policy Research Unit, UK
- Kornél Kalocsai, Regional Development Agency of North Hungary
- Tarmo Kalvet, PRAXIS Center for Policy Studies, Estonia
- Anton Lavrin, Technical University of Kosice
- Gabor Eszes, Commissioner of the Minister, Ministry of Economy and Transport, Hungary
- Paolo Martinez, Firenze Tecnologia
- Tivadar Lippenyi, Vice-President of the National Office for Research and Technology, Hungary
- Laszlo Toth, Director of Bay Zoltán Institute for Logistics and Production Engineering, Budapest
 Call for position papers and presentations
COMIST has invited a small number of key experts to speak at the workshop and prepare a short position paper. Other participants are invited to submit short position papers to upload on the registration website. Depending on the over-all time planning, there will be opportunities for short presentations and discussion. Registered participants can upload their position paper here.
 Publication of workshop results
Dependent on the interest of workshop participants and on basis of contributions received, we will explore possibilities to publish a book.
 Workshop arrangements
Participation to the workshop is free. Participants need to cover their own cost. Lunches and dinner 4th April will be sponsored by the COMIST project.
 Advisory Committee
- Marc Bogdanowicz, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS)
- Judith Mosoni-Fried, Institute for Research Organisation, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
- Roberto Santoro, European Society of Concurrent Enterprising-Network
- Peter Tancig, Researchers’ Association of Slovenia and ISTAG.
 Venue and hotel accomodation
- A map of the location, Hotel Helia at Kárpát utca 62-64, Budapest, will be sent to all registered participants, jointly with the final workshop programme.
- Please arrange your own hotel accommodation. We have arranged a special rate with Hotel Helia of Euro 90,00/night (single room) or Euro 110/night (double room). Website: http://www.danubiushotels.com/helia, Tel.: +36 1 889-5816. Please mention “COMIST”.
- Or else for a choice of hotels and on-line registration please check http://www.budapest-hotel.hu/index.en.php.