Meeting about social digital innovation
Meeting about social digital innovation. 2 017.

These workshops focus on the following three issues:

  • What are the challenges and opportunities of the paradigm shift in open science and innovation models and focused on the challenges of society? (Day 25 May)
  • How is the process of entrepreneurial discovery in the context of research and innovation strategies for smart specialization? (Field of innovation from 6 to 8 June day in July)
  • What role can have social digital and collaborative innovation in the joint complex and effective response to the great challenges of society? (Field of innovation from 6 to 8 June day in July)

The aim is to define concrete proposals for Catalonia and also relevant to the European Union.

The conference "The new paradigm of open science and innovation: challenges and opportunities for Catalonia" will take place on Thursday 25 May at the School of Public Administration of Catalonia, Barcelona. To participate need to register by sending an e-mail to dg.promocio.veh [at] Capacity is limited and places will be reserved in order of registration.

The program is as follows:

9:00 Registration Assistance

9:15 Welcome, by Pere Aragonès, Secretary of Economy.

9:30 pm Lecture "Open Innovation, Open Science and Open to the World: Opportunities and Challenges of a New Paradigm" by Tuija Hirvikoski member of the Open Science Policy Platform, an advisory body to the European Commission.

10:00 Report "The vision of the government," by Jordi Puigneró, Secretary of Telecommunications and Digital Society Cybersecurity; Francesc Subirada, Managing Director of Research, and Joan Romero, executive director of ACCIÖ.

10:30 Coffee break

11:10 Round Table I: "The vision of universities and research and technology"

  • Moderator: Elisabetta Marinelli, a member of the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission
  • Speakers: Francesc Xavier Grau, director of the University and Chair of the Knowledge Region Roviri i Virgili University; Josep Maria Martorell, associate director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center; Esther Real, Vice President for Knowledge Transfer UPC, and Xavier López, director and general corporate operations Eureco.

12:05 Round Table II: "The vision of companies"

  • Moderator: Albert Castellanos, CEO of Economic Development, Competition and Regulation, the Government of Catalonia.
  • Speakers: Anna Forment, Everis; Jordi Marin, CEO of Microsoft Catalonia; Ramon Pastor, vice president and general manager of 3D Printing and HP Campus in Barcelona, ​​Mar Alarcon, Executive Director of Social Car.

13.00 Roundtable III: "Good Practices of joint quadruple helix model of innovation"

  • Moderator: Ricard Faura, the Directorate General of Digital Society of the Generalitat of Catalonia.
  • Speakers: Yolanda Triviño of Valkiria Hub - Coworking; Rosina Malagrida, the Living Lab Health; Tomás Díez, Fab Lab Barcelona and Artur Serra, Deputy Director and member of i2cat ENoLL.

14.00 End of the day

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05/25/2017 - 09:00


Hall of the School of Public Administration of Catalonia
Carrer de Girona, 20