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Innovation Policies and Strategies
- European and Norwegian Perspectives

Keynote speaker: Günter Verheugen, Vice-President of the European Commission and in charge of Enterprise and Industry

Tuesday 23 May 2006, 10.30-12.30

Norwegian School of Management (BI), Nydalsveien 37, Oslo

Gerson Komissars Auditorium (C1-060 )

Jointly organised by the Norwegian School of Management and the European Commission Delegation to Norway and Iceland

10.30- 11:00 Informal coffee

11:00-11.45 Innovation policies: Are we seizing the opportunities?

  • Opening remarks by Percy Westerlund, Ambassador of the European Commission to Norway and Iceland

  • Günter Verheugen, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Enterprise and Industry: Europe working for growth and job creation

  • Karin Yrvin, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry: Norway’s strategy for growth and innovation

  • Facilitator: Paul Chaffey, Managing Director - Abelia

    11.45-12.30 Innovation strategies: Do they deliver? - a panel discussion

    The open system of innovation in Norwegian offshore petroleum and the financial spin-offs

  • Andrew Grundy, Managing Director Shell Technology Norway

  • Kristin Gjerseth, Project Manager FMC Kongsberg

  • Svein Aaser, Managing Director, DNB Nor

  • Discussion

    Innovation strategies in the Norwegian IT sector: Have we seized our opportunities?

  • Eilert Hanoa, Managing Director, Mamut

  • Jon S von Tetchner, Managing Director, Opera Software

  • Discussion

  • Facilitator: Atle Midttun, Professor, Norwegian School of Management

    Registration to or 22 83 35 83 by Friday 19 May