CIP Dialogues

Venue: The Swedish Exhibition & Congress centre
Monday May 30 at 08.30-09.00
Opening speeches
Monday May 30 at 9.00-12.00
CIP Dialogue 1 and 2
Monday May 31 at 08.30-09.00 Opening speeches
Tuesday May 31 at 9.00-12:00 CIP Dialogue 3 and 4

Innovation and management thereof has been the core focus since the first CIP FORUM in 2001. In the aftermath of a global recession, it is now time to look forward and discuss possibilities to harness innovation to secure economic growth.  The New Wealth of Nations will to a large extent depend on the interplay between public and private actors contributing to regional entrepreneurial ecosystems and their increased connectedness.

To support increasingly collaborative forms of innovative value creation, CIP FORUM 2011 presents CIP Dialogues; an arena where opinions can be voiced and new ideas and solutions can be discussed. CIP Dialogues will center on the importance of a new infrastructure adapted to knowledge-based business with a strong focus on the development challenges faced by nations. The arguments will focus on the role of intellectual property in innovation and economic development, the capabilities of universities in nurturing the knowledge economy and on how established industry takes on more collaborative roles.

Knowledge is now considered to be the new wealth of nations by many, but what does this really mean in relation to the future of universities, industry and society? How will traditional universities and industry transform to meet the new demands placed on them by an increasingly globalized and competitive world.  What role will the nation state play for wealth and welfare in a society where knowledge and capital flows across borders? In essence then, who will carry the responsibility for economic and social development in the knowledge economy?

The CIP Dialogues highlight questions that are on everyone’s mind, divulging the opportunities and doubts about the future of the knowledge economy. Join the leading policy makers, industrialists, university leaders, and scholars that are shaping this future at CIP FORUM 2011.

Opening speeches
Monday May 30 at 08.30-09.00

CIP Chairman welcome

  • Margareta Wallin Peterson, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Gothenburg

Intro speakers

  • Bertil Törsäter, CEO, Regional Development, Region Västra Götaland
  • Ruud Peters, CEO of Philips Intellectual property & Standards, Executive Vice President of Philips International BV & Chairman, CIP FORUM 2011

CIP Dialogue 1 – Industry in the knowledge economy
Monday May 30 at 09.00-10.15

How does the shift from a product to service driven economy affect the future of industrial firms and the regions where they operate? The focus of CIP Dialogue 1 will be to discuss and investigate challenges for an industry, used to driving economic development in an industrial economy, to finds its new role in a knowledge economy.

Moderators:

  • Olle Wästberg, fm Director-General of the Swedish Institute
  • Jens Bördin, CEO and Co-Founder, CIP Professional Services AB

Panelists:

  • Dr. Anders Ekblom, EVP Global Medicines Development, Astra Zeneca R&D
  • Carl Bennet, Chairman, Carl Bennet AB
  • Hans-Olov Olsson, Vice Chairman, Volvo Car Corporation

CIP Dialogue 2 – Universities in the knowledge economy
Monday May 30 at 10.45-12.00

Universities are a major source of knowledge, but what should be their role be in shaping post-industrial society? Should they be active in innovation or merely focus on education and research? Given their current capabilities, is the point simply mute? CIP Dialogue 2 will discuss to what extent universities are capable of driving the development of a knowledge economy.

Moderators:

  • Olle Wästberg, fm Director-General of the Swedish Institute

Panelists:

  • Prof. Karin Markides, President, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Prof. Pam Fredman, Vice-Chancellor, University of Gothenburg
  • Søren E. Frandsen, Pro-Rector, Aarhus University
  • Prof. Wolfram Ressel, President, University of Stuttgart

Opening speeches
Tuesday May 31 at 08.30-09.00

CIP Vice Chairman welcome

  • Johan Carlsten, Vice-President, Chalmers, University of Technology

Intro speakers

  • Anneli Hulthén, Mayor and Chairman of the City Executive Board, Gothenburg
  • Kasim Alfalahi, CIPO, Ericsson

CIP Dialogue 3 – Regions in the knowledge economy
Tuesday May 31 at 09.00-10.15

What does the wealth of nations mean in a knowledge economy and what is the role of the national government? In an age of multi-national companies and born global start-ups, can nations really develop and appropriate wealth in the same way? When valuable knowledge is held by stakeholders across multiple borders how is the strength of the nation state affected and how does it differ in developed, emerging, and developing economies? The focus of CIP Dialogue 3 will be to discuss to what extent the nation state is capable of building a sustainable knowledge society.

Moderators:

  • Olle Wästberg, fm Director-General of the Swedish Institute
  • Margareta Wallin Peterson, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Gothenburg & Chairman CIP

Panelists:

  • Brendan Johnson, Senior Corporate Strategy Specialist, Strategic Planning Directorate, Qatar Foundation
  • Helena L Nilsson, Director of research and development at the department of regional development at Region Västra Götaland
  • Maryann Feldman, S.K. Heninger Distinguished Chair in Public Policy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Prof. Zhong-Ming Wang , Dean, Zhejiang Business School
  • Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Managing Trustee and Research Director, India Development Foundation

CIP Dialogue 4 – Intellectual Property in the knowledge economy
Tuesday May 31 at 10.45-12.00

How has the role of intellectual property changed from the industrial to the knowledge economy? Is the effect of IP dependent on the IP system per se or on how it is practiced? Will IP determine the haves and have-nots in the knowledge economy? Can we count on market forces to balance the role of IP in wealth and welfare creation effectively? CIP Dialogue 4 will address the aforementioned questions and focus on the extent to which intellectual property impedes global innovation and economic development.

Moderators:

  • Olle Wästberg, fm Director-General of the Swedish Institute
  • Bowman Heiden, Innovation Director, Qatar Science & Technology Park

Panelists:

  • Dan McCurdy, CEO, Allied Security Trust; Founder and Chairman, PatentFreedom
  • Kasim Alfalahi, CIPO, Ericsson
  • Robin Rasor, President, AUTM & Director of Licensing, Office of Technology Transfer, University of Michigan
  • Ruud Peters, CEO of Philips Intellectual Property & Standards and Executive Vice President of Philips International BV
  • Susanne Ås Sivborg, Director General and President of the Swedish Patent and Registration Office