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INNOVATION AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

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INNOVATION AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS 
Looking towards a stronger EU-CELAC partnership

Lessons learned from the EC co-funded MERCOSUR IPR SME Helpdesk 
Seminar organized within the framework of the   
EU-CELAC Academic Summit 
8 June 2015 / 14H30 – 18H40
European Economic and Social Committee
Rue Belliard 99

1040 Brussels (room JDE 52 – building Jacques Delors)

 
Organized within the framework of the EU-CELAC Academic Summit by EUROCHAMBRES and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the 2d Academic EU-CELAC Summit with the support of the EC funded Mercosur IPR SME Helpdesk, the IRELAC (Institut Interuniversitaire pour les Relations entre l’UE et les pays d’Amérique Latine et des Caraïbes) and the European Economic and Social Committee (group of employers)

As a result of reciprocal demands for closing the gap between industry and university, both the business and the academic communities will meet in a common working session in Brussels for exchanging on how to spur innovation and IPR culture at the bi-regional level. Consensual views about key-issues and suggestions will strengthen the messages both EU-CELAC Business and Academic Summits will issue to the Heads of State and Governments on Innovation and IPRs, in particular the common concern for creating bi-regional synergies for stimulating innovation and technological transfers along global value chains which will contribute to strengthen competitiveness by increasing productivity in both regions. The seminar will present as well the lessons learned and recommendations of the EC co-funded Mercosur IPR SME Helpdesk initiative which started in November 2013 and which will be extended to the entire Latin American continent during the second half of 2015. The Helpdesk facilitates the expansion of the European Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) which are interested in or already operating in Latin America, through increased know-how of the usage and enforcement of the Intellectual Property (IP) rights system. 

Provisional Agenda

13h45 – 14H15 Registration and welcome

14H15 – 15h00

  • Welcome Addresses (10’ each)

- Arnaldo Abruzzini, Secretary General - EUROCHAMBRES

- Vicente Donato, Director of the SME Observatory, Argentina.

- Francisco Caballero, DG GROW, European Commission

 

  • Opening Address form LAC representative (15’)

“Strengthening research capacities and innovation

Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary of CEPAL

  • Keynote Speeches  (15’ each)
  • «Los paraísos de conocimientos abiertos y la propiedad intelectual”(title TBC)

René Ramírez Gallegos, Minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of Ecuador, President of CELAC

  • "Understanding the university-business cooperation ecosystem: towards evidence-based systemic policies"

Victoria Galán Muros, Fachhochschule Münster (Germany), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and University-Industry Innovation Network (UIIN,Amsterdam)

15h35 - 15h50 coffee break

15h50 – 17h15

  1. Towards a new model of partnership University-Industry-Government in the framework of the EU-CELAC relations

 

Chairperson (5’) 

Margaretha Mazura, Secretary General EMF - The Forum of e-Excellence

Issue presenters: (15’ each x4 => 16h00 -17h00)

  • Spurring access of local firms and SMEs from both regions to Global Value Chains – Importance of the innovation and IPR”

Ms Carmen Agüero Castañeta, Coordinadora de Proyectos, Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Postgrados, TEC of Monterrey, México

  •  “Safe use of information technology as a vector for cooperation between academia and industry, shown through examples from Latin America and Spain”

Alberto Chehebar, USUARIA,

  • The role of Intellectual Property in business relationships EU- Latin America", Eli Salis (IP Lawyer from Landwel - Price Waterhouse Coopers, Alicante, Spain)
  • Intellectual Property: a tool for reducing the University-Industry gap",

Manuel Desantes Real (former Vice-President of EPO, UA Staff)

  •  Lessons learned and recommendations of the EC co-funded Mercosur IPR SME Helpdesk initiative in Latin America

-Objective, services provided, key achievements and best practices of the MERCOSUR IPR   SME Helpdesk

- Main challenges for EU SMEs

- Forward looking recommendations

- Launch of the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk

            (the Mercosur SME IPR Helpdesk team)

Regional presenters: (10’ each x4 => 17h00-17h40)

  • “What Industry wants to tell to the Bi-regional Summit”
  • Ms Maura Claramunt, Commercial Strategy and Management of R&D Services at ACCIÓ – Spain, EU industry representative   
  • Mr Vicente Caruz, President EUROCHILE, CELAC industry representative
  • “What universities and researchers want to tell to Bi-regional Summit”
  • David Rampersad - University of the West Indies (UWI)
  • Jan Cornelis – Vice Rector international Policy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Open discussion (20’) =>17h40 -18h00

18h00 – 19h00

  1. Concluding panel for selecting operational recommendations about Innovation and IPR cooperation at EU-CELAC level

Chair person:

Todd Davey, Director of Strategy, University-Industry Innovation Network (Amsterdam)

Working group for reaching operational recommendations  

- Roberto Escarré (University of Alicante and Consortium leader of the MERCOSUR IPR SME Helpdesk),

- Paolo Baldan (Senior Advisor in EUROCHAMBRES and consortium partner of the MERCOSUR IPR SME Helpdesk),

- Christian Ghymers (President of IRELAC),

- David Rampersad (University of the West Indies)

- Jan Cornelis – Vice Rector international Policy, Vrije Uiversiteit Brussel (VUB)

- Ms Carmen Agüero Castañeta, Coordinadora de Proyectos, Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Postgrados, TEC of Monterrey, México,

- Mr Vicente Caruz, President EUROCHILE, representative of the CELAC Business Community

- Ms Maura Claramunt, Commercial Strategy and Management of R&D Services at ACCIÓ – Spain, EU industry representative

Questions from the audience to the panellists

Final words by the Chair:  

 Operational Proposals for an action Plan

19h00 Networking Cocktail  

Access to the Seminar is free of charge, but under registration. The Seminar will be taped and transmitted in streaming. 
Working languages: English – Spanish – Portuguese (with simultaneous translations)

 

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