At IGL, we're hosting a panel session as part of the the EU Industry Week, an annual event on industry organised by the European Commission.

At IGL, we're hosting a panel session as part of the the EU Industry Week, an annual event on industry organised by the European Commission.

Boosting experimental innovation policy to encourage SME growth in Europe 

Increasing EU competitiveness demands effective SME support. Finding the most impactful approaches requires combining new ideas with rigorous testing. In this session, we will showcase why the EU Commission has encouraged a more experimental approach to innovation policy. Drawing on the experience of European innovation agencies, a presentation and a panel discussion will showcase how attendees can also use experiments to increase SMEs’ productivity.

The session will be chaired by IGL and will consist of a virtual workshop with a panel discussion and interactive activities. We will be launching a new report on 'How innovation agencies are embracing more randomised experiments', and will be presenting a short video animation. Other speakers will include:

Chair: Alex Glennie (Senior Policy Manager, IGL)

Introductory remarks: Isoline Roger-Dalbert (Policy Officer - SME Support to Innovation and Access to Markets, Directorate-General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission)

Report presentation: Hugo Cuello Diaz (Researcher, IGL)

Panel discussion:
Marta Truco Calbet (Team Leader Strategy, Unit Chief Economist, Strategy and Foresight, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission)
Silvana Sanfeliu Giaimo (Project Manager, Torino Wireless Foundation)
Harald Hochreiter (Strategy & Data Analysis, The Austrian Research Promotion Agency | FFG)

Date: 3rd March 2021, 11:00 (CET)
Location: Zoom
Speakers
Marta Truco Calbet
Team Leader Strategy, Unit Chief Economist, Strategy and Foresight, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Harald Hochreiter
Strategy and Data Analysis, FFG
Silvana Sanfeliu Giaimo
Project manager and Internationalisation Responsible, Torino Wireless
Alex Glennie
Senior Policy Manager, IGL