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​ 9:00 – 9:30 Registration & coffee

 9:30 – 9:45 Welcome addresses 

 9:45 – 10:15 Keynote lecture: The Evolution of the Innovation Ecosystem in the U.S.A. –  Professor Usha Nair-Reichert, School of Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology, the United States


10:15 – 10:30 Coffee break


10:30 – 12:00 SESSION I.  Europe and Poland in a Changing World: New  Forms  of Innovation and their Impact on Sustainable Competitiveness
Chair: Professsor Adam Budnikowski

Creating Knowledge about Nature. Innovation and Sustainability in the Agro-Food Industry - Professor Stefano Pogutz Department of Management and Technology Università Bocconi, Italy, Professor Monika Win, the Gustavson School of Business, Canada

Open Innovation in Poland and in Other EU Countries – Professor Jolanta Mazur, Dr. Piotr Zaborek, Warsaw School of Economics

The Multifaceted Approach to the Environment for  Entrepreneurship in Selected CE countries – Professor Marina Dabić, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia & Nottingham Business School - Nottingham Trent University, UK, Professor Jadranka Švarc, The Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Croatia, Emira Bečić, Ministry of Science Education and Sport, Croatia

Innovation   and  Sustainable  Competitiveness - Presentation  of  the  2015  Edition  of “Poland. Competitiveness Report” –  Professor Marzenna Weresa, World Economy Research Institute, Warsaw School of Economics


12:00– 12:15 Coffee break


12:15 – 13:45 SESSION II. Designing Policies to Support Innovation and Competitiveness - Session of the Harvard Business School’s Microeconomics of Competitiveness Affiliate Network
Chair: Professor Marzenna Weresa

The  Intervention  Model  Led  by  Sintonia  an  Institution  for   Competitiveness and Collaboration (IFCC) – Dr. José Pablo Nuño and Judith Cortés Zurita,  Sintonía, UPAEP University,  Barrio Santiago Puebla, Mexico

Economic Development of Peripheral Zones through Smart Innovation - Professor Stelian Brad, Dr. Bogdan Mocan, Dr. Emilia Brad, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Dr. Mihaela Mocan, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hațeganu”, Romania

Innovation as a Key Driver of Competitiveness in South-Eastern Europe - Professor Nebojsa Savic, Sestovic Marina, MSc, Marinkovic Ema, Faculty of Economics, Finance and Administration, Republic of Serbia

Determinants of Competitiveness in European Regions: A Test of the Emerald Model - Professor Murat Akpinar, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland  Professor Özge Can, University of Antwerp, Belgium, Professor Melike Mermercioglu, Koc University, Turkey


13:45 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:15 SESSION III. Toward an Innovation Economy: Challenges for Poland
Chair: Professor Arkadiusz Kowalski

Do the Export Intensity and Technological Advancement of Firms Matter for Their Innovation Objectives? Evidence from Poland– Professor Tomasz Gołębiowski, Dr. Małgorzata Stefania Lewandowska, Institute for International Management and Marketing, Warsaw School of Economics

Innovation and Competitive Factors in non-R&D Industrial Enterprises. The Case of North-east Poland – Professor Robert Ciborowski, Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Białystok

Collaboration, Co-production, Coopetition and Coordination. A Case Study of the European Bridge Organizations in Silicon Valley -  Dr. Paweł Pietrasieński and Katarzyna Bitka, MA

In Quest for a New Approach to the Development of an Information Society under the Ambivalences of ICTs - Professor Horatiu Dragomirescu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Between Competitiveness and the Economics of Happiness: New Trends in Sustainable Development and Common Good Theory - Professor Tomasz Dołęgowski, Warsaw School of Economics

16:15 – 16:30 Tea & coffee break


16:30 – 18:00 SESSION IV.  New Forms of Innovation  in Emerging  Markets: Evidence from China and Russia
Chair: Professor Guenter Heiduk

Reappraisal  of  China’s “Market for Technology”  Policy  Under  the  Framework of Open Innovation –  ZHENG Fei-hu, CHANG Lei,LAI De-sheng, School of Economics and Business Administration of Beijing Normal University Beijing, China

The Development of the Innovation System in China –  Agnieszka McCaleb, MSc, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

The Development of Russia’s “Knowledge Economy” Under Geopolitical Sanctions - Professor Nataliy A. Kharitonova, Professor Ekaterina N. Kharitonova, Professor Valentina N. Puliaeva, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Russia

Regulation Stimulating the Adoption and Use of Green Technology in the Russia – Professor Olesya V. Merkushova, Professor Marina A. Moiseenko, The Federal State-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Education, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Russia


18:00- 18:15 Conclusions