Conference: ICT Research and Innovation Challenges in Eastern European Member States (EEMS)
11 November 2011
Eastern EU Member States have very low ICT business expenditures in ICT R&D in relation to their GDP. They also show a very low rate of ICT public expenditures in R&D in relation to their GDP. Although several of them have recorded spectacular increases in ICT manufacturing employment, deeper analysis tends to indicate that these countries are still hosting rather low value added activities.
The mission of this conference was to confront such facts and views to the testimony of the stakeholders from academia, industry and policy so as to validate the observations, interpret their possible meaning and opt for actions that might favorably influence the future.
The speakers's CVs are available on the "Speakers and Co-authors" section of the EEMS conference website.
- Juraj Stancik,
Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) - Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission
Insights from Industry
- István Lepsényi, General Director of Knorr-Bremse Hungary, President of the Hungarian Association of Managers, Vice President of the International Organization of Automotive Manufacturers (OICA) & Laszlo Palkovics, Director for Advanced Engineering, Knorr-Bremse Hungary
- Zoltán Horváth,
Vice Rector of Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest
- Imants Freibergs,
former President of LIKTA (Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association), Latvia
- Saulius Maskeliunas,
VU Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, President of Lithuanian Computer Society, Lithuania
- Diana Šimić,
University of Zagreb, Chairperson of the eSEE initiative group
- Roberto Bellini,
Country Perspectives of ICT R&D Challenges in EEMS
(including research priorities
and products, R&D financing, participation in EC programs)
- Renata Anna Jaksa, Director, ICEG European Center, Hungary
- Kiril Boyanov, ICT Institute & Stefan Dodunekov, Director of Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
- Barnabas Malnay,
Hungarian Mobility and Multimedia Cluster
- Niko Schlamberger, President of SSI Ïnformatika and Past President of CEPIS &
Franci Pivec, President of Government Council of Higher Education in 2010
- Branislav Rovan,
Professor at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
- Marek Holynski,
Director of Computer Science Institute, Warsaw, Poland
- Carlos Jose Oliveira, European Commission -
Information Society and Media Directorate General (DG INFSO-C2), Strategy for ICT Research and Innovation
Related Links & Publications:
- New Entrants: Information Society take-up in Eastern Countries. More...
- The Observatory on Information Society take-up (OISTU). More...
- The Krynica Economic Forum: 2004 2005 2006
Marc Bogdanowicz: Marc.Bogdanowicz(at)ec.europa.eu