The Challenges for Knowledge-Based Economies
Conference Venue
Social Programme
Accommodation & Registration
General Information
Wednesday, September 20
17.00 - 19.00 Registration
19.00 - 20.30 Reception hosted by the City of Helsinki
Welcome, Lord Mayor Jussi Pajunen, City of Helsinki
Welcome, Mr. Paul Zeeuwts, “Six Countries Programme”
Thursday, September 21
8.30 - 9.30 Registration
9.30 - 12.30 Opening Plenary Session
  Chair:  Mr. Anssi Paasivirta, State Secretary
Ministry of Trade and Industry
Opening Speeches
9.30 - 9.40 Welcome
Mr. Anssi Paasivirta, State Secretary
Ministry of Trade and Industry
9.40 - 9.55 Welcome 
Mr. Antti Kalliomäki
, Minister of Education and Science,
Ministry of Education
9.55 - 10.25 Globalisation and knowledge-based economies: European perspectives
Mr. Heikki Salmi, Adviser
European Commission, Enterprise and Industry DG
10.25 - 10.40 Prof. Erkki KM Leppävuori, President & CEO
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
10.40 - 11.00 Coffee Break
Keynote Speeches
  Chair: Dr. Mariagrazia Squicciarini, Senior Researcher
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
11.00 - 11.30 Globalization, Outsourcing and Off-Shoring of R&D and New Growth Strategies
Prof. David B. Audretsch
Max Planck Institute of Economics and Indiana University
11.30 - 12.00 Intellectual Property, Knowledge Policy and Globalization
Dr. Francis Gurry, Deputy Director General
The World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO
12.00 - 12.20 Transnational Corporations and Globalization of R&D
Mr. Torbjörn Fredriksson, Senior Economist
[Paper]  [World Investment Report 2005] 
12.20 - 12.40 Towards Knowledge Economies: Global Trends and Issues
Dr. Jean-Eric Aubert, Lead Specialist
World Bank
12.40 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 17.00 Parallel Sessions
Parallel Session I
 “Companies Going Global: Drivers and Dynamics”

Parallel Session II
“The Technological and Socio-Economic Impact of Going Global. A Local, Regional, National and Supranational Perspective”
  Chair: Dr. Pekka Ylä-Anttila Research Director,
ETLA - The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy
Chair: Prof. Matti Pohjola Helsinki School of Economics
14.00 - 14.20
Chinese Multinationals: New Contenders in Global Research and Development
Prof. Maximilian von Zedtwitz Tsinghua University
Cross-Border Technology Flows in a Globalized World
Prof. Pierre Mohnen
MERIT University Maastricht
14.20 - 14.30 Discussion Discussion
14.30 - 14.50
Why & Where Companies in Europe Go Global: a Unilever Perspective
Dr. Jan Maat, Director External Research
Unilever Research & Development
Social Dimensions of the Globalization Process
Mr. Kari Tapiola, Executive Director
ILO International Labour Organization
14.50 - 15.00 Discussion Discussion
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee Break
15.30 - 15.50 Valio's Approach to Open Innovations
Prof. Tiina Mattila-Sandholm Senior Vice President, R&D, Valio Ltd
National Innovation Policies and the Global World – the Finnish Perspective
Prof. Otto Toivanen, Director
Helsinki Center of Economic Research
15.50 - 16.00 Discussion Discussion
16.00 - 16.20
The Challenges of Globalization for R&D -
An Industry Perspective

Mr. Bernard Pellereau President Specialty Materials Europe, Middle East, Africa & India
Honeywell Specialty Materials
Trade Policy Issues: The Role of International Trade Rules in Promoting Development and Technology Transfer
H.E. Mr. Manuel Antonio J. Teehankee, Chairperson
World Trade Organization
16.20 - 16.30 Discussion Discussion
16.30 - 17.00 Q&A + chairmen's conclusions Q&A + chairmen's conclusions
19.30 - onwards Dinner at Restaurant Pörssi
Welcome, Mr. Sakari Immonen, Deputy Director General
Ministry of Trade and Industry of Finland
Friday, September 22
9.00 - 9.30 Registration
9.30 - 12.00 Session III
“How Going Global Changes Technology and Innovation Policy-Making: New Types of Governance Needed?”
  Chair: Dr. Pirjo Kutinlahti, Senior Adviser
Ministry of Trade and Industry
9.30 - 10.00 In Defense of Public Science
Prof. Daniele Archibugi, Director
Italian National Research Council (CNR)
10.00 - 11.10 Panel Discussion
Chair: Dr. Jakob Edler
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research
10.00 - 10.10 Globalization and the Growth of Science
Prof. Raimo Väyrynen, President
Academy of Finland
10.10 - 10.20 The Political Economy of Organizing “Public Goods” Policy Responses: Governance Deficiency and Possible Solutions for the Lisbon Strategy
Prof. Dominique Foray, Dean
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL
10.20 - 10.30 Innovation Management is Increasingly Global, Open and Service-Oriented
Dr. Andrew Dearing
European Industrial Research Management Association EIRMA
10.30 - 10.40 IPR Challenges in Current Chinese Science and Innovation System - Law, Policy & Practice
Prof. Zhao Hongrui
Tsinghua University, Beijing Li He Law Firm, P.R.China
10.40 - 10.50 Towards an Integrated European Community Policy on International Cooperation in Science and Technology
Dr. András Siegler, Director
European Commission, DG Research
10.50 - 11.10 Creating Value in a Global Digital Era: The Changing Dynamics of Innovation in the Services Transformation
Prof. John Zysman, Co-Director BRIE
University of California at Berkeley
11.10 - 12.00 Open debate, rapporteur's conclusions + discussion
12.00 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 16.00 Special Session:
“Looking Forward: Making Going Global Sustainable”
  Chair: Mr. Torsti Loikkanen, Customer Manager
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
13.30 - 14.30 Chairmen’s Reports
13.30 - 13.50 1st Session Dr. Pekka Ylä-Anttila, ETLA
13.50 - 14.10 2nd Session Prof. Matti Pohjola, HSE
14.10 - 14.30 3rd Session Dr. Jakob Edler, Fraunhofer Inst.
14.30 - 14.45 Coffee Break
14.45 - 15.05 India's Emergence as a Global Innovation Hub: The Phenomenon and the Consequences
Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, Director General
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research CSIR (India)
15.05 - 15.25 Being Global - Nokia Perspective
Dr. Mikko A. Uusitalo, Head of International Cooperation
Nokia Research Center
15.25 - 15.45 Y.Bhg. Dato’ Suriah Abd Rahman, Advisor
Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (Malaysia)
[Paper1]  [Paper2]
15.45 - 16.00 Conclusions
Mr. Torsti Loikkanen, Customer Manager
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  Programme in printable version
    Updated September 20, 2006