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CONCORDi 2021, the biennial European conference on corporate R&D and innovation takes place next 22 - 25 November.
The Conference aims to identify the research, business and policy challenges in this area for the decade to come, and to provide guidance to the EU industrial research and innovation policy agenda.
It is organised by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in association with the European Association for Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
For more information, please visit the dedicated webpage.
Call for papers CONCORDI 2021
CONCORDi 2021 launches a call for papers on issues related to the economics and policy of corporate R&D and innovation. Proposed of papers that fit one of the following thematic tracks are welcome:
A. Industrial transition in times of recovery (organised by the EC-JRC)
- Sustainable technology product space (relevant activities beyond green patents, innovative FDI, value chain).
- Corporate strategies and investment for the twin transition.
- Different dynamics by industrial sectors in the Green and Digital transitions.
- Enhance competitiveness and innovation under the perspective of complexity.
- New methods to support major industrial transitions towards employment-intensive economic growth.
- Framework conditions and policy instruments to steer industrial transitions.
- EU priorities and the opportunities for industrial R&D and innovation.
- Firms’ R&I for productivity and sustainability.
- New policies in practice: specific policy measures to foster recovery & sustainable competitiveness through industrial R&D and innovation.
- New data and methods for monitoring, anticipating, and analysing corporate R&D and innovation.
- New European Value chains linking the EU directionality with local entrepreneurship.
- The territorial capacity to reinforce innovation for sustainability directionality positioning industry and entrepreneurs in the emerging global markets.
B. Industrial Innovation for sustainable transformations (organised by the OECD & EC-JRC)
- Industrial sustainability and the role of gender.
- New skills / jobs for sustainable and knowledge-intensive industries.
- Green Deal and sustainable finance for technology-based firms.
- The EU industry undertakings to deal with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Innovative green SMEs: start-up, survival and growth.
- R&D investment for green and digital transformations and technological leadership.
- Taxonomy on sustainable business activities.
- Corporate innovation as driver of green and digital transformations.
- Policy instruments to steer sustainable transformations.
C. Industrial strategy in a post pandemic world: Focus on developing countries (organised by UNIDO & the EC-JRC)
- Fostering digitalization and the transition towards Industry 4.0.
- The greening of the industry and the economy.
- Fostering the bio-economy.
Submission of abstracts
- JRC welcomes submissions by scholars who are members of under-represented groups.
- Original research on the topics of the conference and aimed at bridging micro and macro domains is especially welcome.
- The maximum accepted length of the extended abstract is 2000 words.
- Important dates:
- Opening of submissions for extended abstracts: 30 April 2021
- Closing of submissions for extended abstracts: 30 June 2021
- Announcement of selected extended abstracts: 15 September 2021
- Registration open: 20 September.
- Authors' provision of full papers: 25 October 2021
For more information on the Call for Papers (including the submission form), visit the dedicated webpage.
- Román Arjona (Chief Economist, European Commission – DG GROW, BEL)
- Jessica Larsson (Deputy Chief Economist, European Commission – DG R&I, BEL)
- Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello (European Commission – JRC, ESP)
- Chiara Criscuolo / Mariagrazia Squicciarini (OECD, FRA)
- Fernando Santiago (UNIDO, AUT)
- Sophie Viscido (EARTO, BEL)
- Pierre-Alex Balland (Utrecht University, NLD)
- Bronwyn H. Hall (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
- Elena Huergo (Universidad Complutense Madrid, ESP)
- Maureen Mckelvey (University of Gothenburg, SWE)
- Maria Savona (University of Sussex, GBR)
- Andreas Pyka (University of Hohenheim, DEU)
- Gaétan de Rassenfosse (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CHE)
- Grazia Santangelo (Copenhagen Business School, DNK)
- Martin Srholec (Czech Academy of Sciences, CZE)
- Bram Timmermans (Norwegian School of Economics, NOR)
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