Urenio Watch Watch: Knowledge Economy

Is Europe losing its innovative edge?

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