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VISION Era-Net Conference: Knowledge Strategies for the European Innovation Economy

As its final event, VISION Era-Net organizes an international research policy conference to map state of the art and future directions in innovation policy intelligence and research. The even takes place in Helsinki on March 30-31st, 2009.

30 March 2009 - 31 March 2009

Conference theme
Innovation is a precarious policy arena and requires policy makers to constantly question widely held assumptions and pioneer new perspectives. Successful innovation systems build upon a mix of research, consisting from evaluation and monitoring activities to basic innovation research and to range of forward looking research activities.

This conference discusses how major global innovation areas generate and exploit research knowledge in order to develop original and competitive innovation strategies and systems. The event shall also in particular consider how European regions and states may improve coordination and synergies between their knowledge base activities.

Key themes of the conference are:
-Innovation policy strategies;
-Building knowledge bases for innovation policy;
-Evaluation of innovation policies and systems;
-Foresight and innovation policy development;
-Future of European innovation policy intelligence;
-Policy research and intelligence strategies

The conference is intended for researchers, policy makers, think thanks, and private organizations with an interest in innovation and innovation systems development.

The conference is open and free of charge. However, registration is required for attendance. Participation is limited and places will be booked in order of registration.

Conference website:
-Visit conference website for detailed information for registration, conference venue, lodging, and updates.

Registration: Email your registration with name, contact details and note if you do not attend all conference events to Mika Rantakokko at rantakokko (at)

Lodging : See the tentative program and conference website for details. We have arranged a block-reservation at discount price at Sokos Continental in Helsinki, which is also the conference site.

About Vision ERA-NET
VISION Era-Net is a collaborative network of nationally and regionally leading innovation policy agencies. The network includes 11 partners from 9 countries, and develops shared knowledge bases for innovation policy.For program, registration and other details, go to