Advanced Public Procurement as Industrial Policy?

Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum invites you to a Brussels seminar May 17!

Professor Pontus Braunerhjelm, Managing Director of the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, will lead a discussion on public procurement and its implications for government support policies, innovation and growth.

– In what ways do technological innovations spread and contribute to economic growth?
– What policies can be developed to maximize the economic potential of innovations?

img_bryssel_omslag_eliassonProfessor Gunnar Eliasson will present his new book Advanced Public Procurement as Industrial Policy -The Aircraft Industry as a Technical University. In his book, published by Springer, professor Eliasson focuses on a case study of the development of Saab’s military aircraft, the JAS 39 Gripen system, a project that involves advanced technological innovations, a complex network of suppliers, public-private sector collaboration, and both military and commercial applications.

The role for regional and national entrepreneurship capability for maximum civilian spillover effects of
advanced procurement is specifically emphasized.

– What is the macroeconomic significance of the ”cloud” of technological spillovers that surrounds
advanced industrial product development?

The seminar will appeal to a broad spectrum of policy makers, academics and industry leaders interested in the dynamics of innovation supply, commercialization of technologies and economic growth.

You are very welcome to participate!


Date: May 17, 2010 at 1.30 p.m.
Location: The Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU, Square de Meeus 30, Brussels
Registration: The seminar is free of charge but registration is required as the number of seats is limited. Registration is open until May 12 by E-mail to: britt-marie.nordstrom@entreprenorskapsforum.se
Moderator: Pontus Braunerhjelm, professor and Managing Director, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum
Program: See below or read the program in Pdf format


Preliminary program May 17

13.00    REGISTRATION

13.30    WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Seminar moderator Pontus Braunerhjelm, Managing Director, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum

13.40    PRESENTATION OF ADVANCED PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AS INDUSTRIAL POLICY – THE AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY AS A TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Professor Gunnar Eliasson

14.45     COFFEE BREAK

15.15    COMMENTS AND REFLEXION
Professor Dr. Andreas Pyka, Hohenheim University, Stuttgart
Deputy Chief Executive Carlo Magrassi, European Defence Agency (EDA), Brussels
Professor M. Ishaq Nadiri, New York University (tentative)
Representative from the EU Commission

16.45    NETWORKING COCKTAIL

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