New Drivers of Innovation


The 2011 Innovation Summit convened under the timely theme of New Drivers of Innovation: The Changing Nature of Business Models, Workplaces and Organisations. Viviane Reding, vice-president of the European Commission, delivered a fascinating keynote address, introducing a major new proposal on a Common Sales Law aimed at unleashing the potential of the single market and spurring innovation. Ann Mettler, executive director, and Anthony D. Williams, weighed in with a new policy brief: The Rise of the Micro-Multinational: How Freelancers and Technology-Savvy Start-Ups are Driving Growth, Jobs and Innovation. In addition, Judith Merkies, MEP and rapporteur on the Innovation Union flagship initiative at the European Parliament; Matthew C. Robinson, global trends director at Accenture; Tim Sefton, business development director at Telefónica; and Małgorzata Steiner, lead policy specialist at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland, joined high-level panels on innovation priorities in the coming months. Andrew Wyckoff, director of the directorate for science, technology and industry at the OECD, presented the latest OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard and discussed emerging global trends in knowledge and innovation. 

Watch Vice-President Reding's Keynote Address
Watch Ann Mettler and Anthony D. Williams’ Prezi
View Photos from The 2011 Innovation Summit on the Lisbon Council flickr Photostream
Download Vice-President Reding’s Speech

Download Andrew Wyckoff’s Presentation
Download Tim Sefton’s Presentation
Download Malgorzata Steiner's Presentation
Download The Rise of the Micro-Multinational
Download OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2011 Highlights

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