4th ZEW Conference on the Economics of Innovation and Patenting

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim announced its 4th conference on the economics of innovation and patenting. The conference is also the finale conference of the STRIKE Network which is supported by COST, an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology. It aims at stimulating the discussion between international researchers conducting related empirical and theoretical analysis. In addition, the conference will focus on policy implications of recent research.

Topics of interest include:

Science, Technology and Knowledge Creation

  • Sources of Knowledge and R&D Spillovers
  • Inventors and Inventor Surveys
  • Academic Patenting and Technology Transfer
  • R&D Collaboration

Diffusion of Science and Technology

  • Productivity and Firm Performance
  • Returns to R&D and Innovation
  • Globalisation and Innovation

Intellectual Property Rights

  • IPR Strategies
  • Patent Litigation
  • International Harmonisation of IPR Systems

Financing of Innovation

  • Public vs. Private Funding of Innovation
  • Venture Capital
  • Debt Financing

R&D and Innovation Policy

  • Evaluation of Technology Policy
  • Impact of Public Funding of R&D
  • European and National Policy Instruments
  • Tax Incentives for R&D

Innovation and Competition

  • Corporate Governance of Innovative Firms
  • Innovation & IPR on Competition
  • State Aid for R&D and Innovation

Submissions are due until February 28.

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About justusb

I'm a PhD Student in Economics at Cerna, Mines ParisTech. I'm interested in patents, standards, and firm cooperations on innovation.
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