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SIMPATIC Second Conference

The research team of the SIMPATIC project is organising the 2nd Annual Conference, to be held in The Hague on April 2-4, 2013. SIMPATIC is a Collaborative Research Project funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union, coordinated by Bruegel, which provides policy makers with a comprehensive and operational tool box allowing for […]

Date: April 2, 2014, 8:00 am

The research team of the SIMPATIC project is organising the 2nd Annual Conference, to be held in The Hague on April 2-4, 2013. SIMPATIC is a Collaborative Research Project funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union, coordinated by Bruegel, which provides policy makers with a comprehensive and operational tool box allowing for a better assessment of the impact of research and innovation policies in Europe, thus allowing European innovation policy makers to better address the EU2020 challenges.

During the three days of scientific and policy sessions, interim results will be presented to the political and academic communities in all research areas (micro, macro, green and social), as well as a draft report on impact of RTD policy effects conducted by Reinhilde Veugelers (to be published in February 2015).

The event will bring together a range of high-ranking participants, including EU officials, active and former senior policymakers, recognised academic experts and private sector specialists.

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The Sharing/Collaborative Economy

The collaborative economy is transforming business and society, but what are the implications for traditional industries and the potential role of regulation?

Speakers: Antoine Aubert, Guillermo Beltrà, Juliette Langlais, Massimo Motta, Georgios Petropoulos, Karen E. Wilson, Fabienne Weibel and Thiébaut Weber Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Measuring competitiveness in Europe

Understanding firm performance is crucial when analysing competitiveness. How can we better identify competitiveness with the help of firm-level data?

Speakers: Carlo Altomonte, Gábor Békés, Dorothee Arns, Ettore Dorrucci, Eliana Garces-Tolon and Eric Bartelsman Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: January 28, 2016
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Innovation and sustainability of European healthcare systems

Near universal access to quality healthcare is an emblem of the "European model", but how can we ensure the sustainability of EU healthcare systems in an era of aging populations and budget restraint? Do innovation and more effective measurement of outcomes offer a way forward?

Speakers: Sylvie Bove, Petra Keil, Xavier Prats-Monné, Nina Renshaw and Karen E. Wilson Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: January 27, 2016
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The economic value of personal data for online platforms, firms and consumers

Data is often referred to as the ‘oil of the twenty-first century'. This article reviews how personal data generate economic value for the three major parties of the digital market: online platforms (such as search engines, social networking sites, online videos, content sites) and their clients, companies and consumers.

By: Cassandra Liem and Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: January 14, 2016
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Working Paper

Matching research and innovation policies in EU countries

Matching research and innovation policies in EU countries

Europe has lofty ambitions for building a socially and environmentally sustainable future on the basis of growth and prosperity through innovation. Despite these policies and pronouncements, Europe’s performance on innovation remains weak. In this context, Rienhilde Veugelers assesses whether the deployment of innovation policy instruments in EU countries matches their innovation capacity performance relative to other EU countries.

By: Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: December 22, 2015
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The rise of the sharing economy in Indonesia

The sharing economy allows individuals to access goods and services coordinated by online communities such as Uber and Airbnb. The emergence of sharing platforms in Indonesia is having an observable impact, but what are the technical hurdles faced by sharing economy firms?

By: Cassandra Liem Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: December 22, 2015
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Data transfers under the threat of terrorist attacks

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere have created an atmosphere of insecurity and fear among the citizens of the main European capitals. They have also highlighted the necessity for more effective tools at European level in the fight against terrorism and the prevention of future attacks in the European soil.

By: Scott Marcus and Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: December 15, 2015
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Disruptive technologies and the impact on the economy

How should industry and policy makers think about the notion of the market in the digital economy? How is industry transforming into the new digital age? Many argue that the e-Privacy Directive has proven to be needlessly intrusive - is it possible to phase out part or all of it, in favour of cross-sectoral regulation? How feasible might it be to harmonise data protection rules between the US and the EU, for instance by means of TTIP?

Speakers: Karen E. Wilson and Scott Marcus Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: December 8, 2015
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Patents and royalties: stifling or promoting innovation in ICT?

The patent system is never out of the spotlight. Do patents achieve their ultimate goal of incentivising innovation, or actually stifle it? The debate is especially heated in the ICT sector...

Speakers: Paul Belleflamme, Benno Buehler, Paolo Casini, Esa Kaunistola, Jorge Padilla, Rebekka Porath and Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: November 25, 2015
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European competition policy and the energy transition

In the transition to a low carbon energy sector, what role does the European Commission foresee for competition policy ?

Speakers: Justus Haucap, Carlos Sallé Alonso, Margrethe Vestager and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate, Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: October 12, 2015
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Policy Contribution

Why is Europe lagging on next generation access networks?

Why is Europe lagging on next generation access networks?

Fibre-based next generation access (NGA) roll-out across the European Union is one of the goals of the European Commission’s Digital Agenda strategy, however, there remains considerable uncertainty about how the roll-out goal can best be achieved.

By: Wolfgang Briglauer, Carlo Cambini and Michał Grajek Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: October 1, 2015
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Productivity, innovation and digitalisation: which global policy challenges?

How can new technologies help the global economy recover from the shocks of recent years? Can ICT and digital innovation improve productivity and create sustainable growth?

Speakers: Andrus Ansip, Robert Atkinson, Andreas Goerdeler, Scott Marcus, Eduardo Navarro de Carvalho, Karen E. Wilson and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Les Brigittines, Petite rue des Brigittines Date: September 7, 2015
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