Reforming the French Innovation System
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Reforming the French Innovation System. Insights from foreign experiences. 4 th. October 2004. Institut français des relations internationales. 27, rue de la ...

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Reforming the French Innovation System
Insights from foreign experiences
4
th
October 2004
Institut français des relations internationales
27, rue de la Procession 75015 Paris
In 2000, the European Council outlined the
Lisbon strategy
with the objective to transform Europe into the
“world’s most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy”. Since then, European countries have been
experiencing several years of slow growth, while the United States have rapidly come out of the post-bubble slump.
The widening transatlantic gap comes from the difficulties some of the major European countries have to engage on
a trajectory of innovation–based growth. France is a prominent example and the crisis the research community is
getting through should be interpreted in this context. France needs to reform its tertiary education and research
system in order to promote innovation-based growth.
This conference analyzes some of the main issues being debated as part of the evolution of the French
system of innovation; it draws insights from the examination of foreign experiences.
The attractiveness of France for R&D activities.
The attractiveness of France for R&D activities has been declining. A major issue is thus to
understand the determinants of R&D location and reform the innovation system, so that France
becomes more attractive for corporate R&D, as well as for researchers and students. This issue is
also being discussed in Germany, while the US is considered a very successful world magnet for R&D
labs and researchers from all over the world. The case of Sweden, a small open economy is also
interesting to examine.
The role of universities in the research and innovation system.
The role of universities has been evolving as the result of the increasing number of students and the
evolution of the innovation process. The conference will take these evolutions into account in order to
consider the different national experiences. In France, one important question is that of the respective
roles of universities and French research institutions. The degree of autonomy French universities
need to achieve their missions is also being debated. How can universities participate in the
development of scientific clusters?
A new role for Europe?
One major issue in the reform of the French innovation system is that of the relationships between the
local, national and European levels. Should we promote a more federal innovation policy in Europe?
The experiences of the United States and Germany, as federal states, are particularly interesting here.
Drawing on foreign experiences, the conference will clarify the options open to France in its reform of its
system of innovation; these options will be the focus of the two roundtables.
WELCOME
INTRODUCTION
Jean-Pierre BOISIVON
,
Managing director, Institut de l’entreprise
FRENCH ATTRACTIVITY FOR R&D ACTIVITIES
Chair:
Pascal COLOMBANI
, Associate director, AT Kearney
Discussant:
Nicolas DEMASSIEUX
, Director of European Research
Motorola SAS
Debate
ROUND TABLE: THE STAKES OF THE FRENCH EVOLUTION IN INNOVATIVE SYSTEM
Chair:
Philippe LAREDO,
Researcher, Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées
Debate
Break
GLOBAL KOWLEDGE NETWORKS AND NATIONAL SYSTEMS OF INNOVATION: THE
CASE OF THE U.S
Chair:
Pascal COLOMBANI
, Associate director, AT Kearney
Discussant:
Bruce KOGUT
, Professor at INSEAD
Debate
Stefanie LENWAY
, Professor, Carlson School of Management, Minnesota
Thomas MURTHA
, Associate professor, Carlson School of Management, Minnesota
Frédérique SACHWALD,
Head of Economic Studies at IFRI, Associate
professor at
University Paris Nord
9h10-10h30
8h30 – 8h45
9h00 – 10h00
10h00 – 11h30
11h50 – 13h00
Christian BLANC,
Member of Parliament (Yvelines), author of a report to the Prime
Minister on the promotion of clusters.
Bertrand COLLOMB
, Chairman, Lafarge
Pierre TAMBOURIN,
General manager, Genopole of Evry
Jean THERME
, Director of Technological Research, CEA Grenoble
8h45 – 9h00
11h30-11h50
Free lunch
THE GERMAN SYSTEM
Chair:
Frédérique SACHWALD,
Head of Economic Studies at IFRI, Associate professor at
University Paris Nord
Discussant:
René LASSERRE
, Vice Chancellor, University of Cergy-Pontoise, Director of
CIRAC (Centre for Research and Information on Contemporary Germany)
Debate
THE SWEDISH SYSTEM
Chair:
Daniel MALKIN
, Head of the Division for Science and Technology Policy, OECD
Discussant:
Yves DOZ
, Professor at INSEAD
Debate
Break
ROUND TABLE: OPTIONS FOR THE FRENCH SYSTEM OF INNOVATION
Chair:
Philippe LAREDO,
Researcher, Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées
Debate
16h30-16h50
16h50 – 18h30
15h30-16h50
13h00 – 14h15
14h15- 15h30
Frieder MEYER-KRAHMER
, Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and
Innovation Research ISI, Karlsruhe
Thomas ANDERSSON
, President, IKED (International Organization for Knowledge
Economy and Enterprise Development)
Dominique GUELLEC
, Chief economist, European Patent Office
Marion GUILLOU,
Chairwoman, INRA (National Institute of Agronomic
Research).
Nicole LE QUERLER,
Chairwoman, Université of Caen Basse Normandie
Daniel MALKIN,
Head of Division for Science and Technology Policy, OECD
Jean-Yves MERINDOL
, ex-chairman and professor, Université Louis Pasteur,
Strasbourg
Thierry WEIL
, Ecole de Mines, Chairman of Futuris