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Innovation Seminar and Workshop Programme

Thursday, September 5th

10.00 - 12.00 Introductory Session on IPR related to Research (in Norwegian only)
Place: Kjell Arholms hus, Auditorium UO53

Presentations  by:
10.00 Introduction by Troels Jacobsen, Director of Research at UiS
10.05 The Ministry of Trade and Industry; A Presentation of the Government's White Paper on IPR by Senior Advisor Cathrine Fahre Holt.
10.30 Patent Process. Prekubator TTO, Anne Cathrin Østebø
11.00  Professor and lawyer Olav Torvund: Copyrights including plagiarism

11.45 - 12.00 Registration for the Innovation Seminar and Workshop
Place: Kjell Arholms hus, the foyer

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
Place: Kjell Arholms hus, Café Entusiasten

The Innovation Seminar and Sparebank 1, SR-Bank's Innovation Prize Ceremony
Place: Kjell Arholms hus, Auditorium A-1


13:00 Welcome by Marit Boyesen, UiS Rector

13:05 Award of the Sparebank 1, SR-Bank's Innovation Prize and a short presentation of the nominated researchers

13:30 Michael Storper, LSE/UCLA: "Keys to the City: How Innovation Shapes Development"

13:50 Roundtable: Innovation Policies for a Knowledge-Based Economy
Moderator: Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, London School of Economics (LSE)
Participants: David Rigby, Bjørn T. Asheim, Michaela Trippl and Paul Chaffey

14:30 Close

Workshop:  New policies for a knowledge-based economy: Innovation and Regional Development
Place: Kjell Arholms hus, Auditorium A-1


14:45 – 15:00 Coffee

15:00 – 15:30 Bjørn Asheim: Innovation Policy for Regional Economic Renewal: A Nordic Comparison

15:30 – 16:00 Rune Dahl Fitjar: Innovation and Collaboration in Norwegian City Regions: Findings from the 2013 Regional Innovation Survey.

16:00 – 16:15 Marte Cecilie Wilhelmsen Solheim: Diversity in the Workforce – an Enabler for Innovation?

16:15 – 16:45 Martin Gjelsvik: The effect of regional clusters on innovation: Findings from the 2013 Regional Innovation Survey.

16:45 – 17:15 Ragnar Tveterås: Technological Changes and Agglomeration Economies in Natural Resources Based Sectors.

For special guests only:
17:30 Transport to downtown
18:30 – 19:15 Guided tour from Skagen Brygge Hotel to Stavanger Concert Hall
19:30 – 23:00 Reception and Dinner, Stavanger Concert Hall


Friday, September 6th

Workshop New policies for a knowledge-based economy: Innovation and Regional Development - continues
Place: Arne Rettedals hus, Auditorium V-101
 (Notice change of building and room)

09:00 – 09:45 Christian Richter Østergaard, Aalborg University: «Does a Different View Create Something New? The Effect of Employee Diversity on Innovation».

09:45 – 10:00 Coffee

10:00 – 11:00 David Rigby, UCLA: Mapping Cities in Knowledge Space

11:00 – 11:30 Franz Huber, Southampton: Can Motorsport Valley Drive Us Green?

11:30 – 12:15 Lunch at Café Sentralen

12:15 – 13:15 Michael Storper, LSE/UCLA: Specialization and Regional Economic Development

13:15 – 14:00 David Charles, University of Stratchclyde: Individuals and innovation systems: personal networks and proximity,

14:00 – 14:15 Coffee

14:15 – 15:00 Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, LSE: Institutions and Innovation in the European Union

15:00 – 15:30 Heidi Wiig Aslesen, BI: On Industrial Knowledge Bases, Commercial Opportunities and Global Innovation Network Linkages

15:45 Transport to Stavanger airport