Stimulating innovation is one of the most pressing items on the EU agenda. In the latest European Business Forum’s debate on innovation (Issue 22 – Autumn 2005) a panel of business people, academics, advisers and policymakers address the question: “Is Europe losing its innovative edge?”
European Business Forum’s distinguished contributors are:
Günter Verheugen, the vice president of the European Commission; Eric von Hippel, a professor of innovation at MIT Sloan School of Management; Dr Jos Peeters, the founder and managing partner of Capricorn Venture Partners; John Van Reenen, professor of economics at the London School of Economics and director of the Centre for Economic Performance; Mårten Mickos, CEO of MySQL AB, a Sweden-based open-source database maker; Tim Jones, the principal of UK-based Innovaro; Professors Keith Goffin and Rick Mitchell of Cranfield School of Management; Svend Otto Remøe, former director of the STEP-group in Norway; and David Tebbutt, a technology journalist and a software publisher.
European Business Forum Online