Main takeaways from CSIC-IPP/CEMFI workshop on “Investing in Science and Innovation”

The workshop “Investing in Science and Innovation” was held on 25 October 2018 at the Real Jardin Botanico in Madrid. It gathered eight well-known economists and high-level decision makers from the public and private sector as speakers to discuss different ways to promote innovation and how to transform scientific research into innovations.

More than forty participants from different universities, research centers, law firms, and companies from Madrid and other Spanish regions attended the event, which was jointly organized by CSIC and CEMFI in the framework of the PRODECON-CM project “Finance, Innovation and Strategy: Economic Analysis of Firm Productivity and its Determinants” (PRODECON-CM Project S2015/HUM-3491) funded by the Regional Government of Madrid and the European Social Fund. Continue reading “Main takeaways from CSIC-IPP/CEMFI workshop on “Investing in Science and Innovation””

Workshop: Investing in Science and Innovation

Please join us next October 25 for the workshop “Investing in Science and Innovation” where we will discuss academic results and practical lessons on strategies and policies. This event is organized as part of the activities of the project PRODECON-CM by Catalina Martínez (CSIC-IPP) and Gerard Llobet (CEMFI) and it will take place at the Real Jardín Botánico of CSIC (entrance at Claudio Moyano 1, Madrid).

After the opening words by Elena Domínguez, CSIC Vicepresident of International Relations, the first part of the workshop will discuss how to promote innovation and it will include a keynote presentation by Stuart Graham (Georgia Tech) who will then join a roundtable including Luis Ignacio Vicente del Olmo (Telefónica), Elena Huergo (Universidad Complutense) and Miguel Mulet (Tigenix) as panelists. The second part will deal with the relationship between science and innovation and it will include a keynote presentation by Frederique Sachwald (OST-Hcéres) followed by a roundtable with Jesús Marco (CSIC Vicepresident of Scientific and Technological Research), Albert Banal-Estañol (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Paloma Domingo (Director General of FECYT) as panelists.

You can download the complete program here.

Confirmation of attendance is required at seminars@cemfi.es before October 22, 2018.

 

Models of Individual Adoption of eCommerce, eBanking, and eGovernment in Spain

In one of our papers in the context of the Prodecon-CM project (available here), Teresa Garín-Muñoz (UNED),  Rafael López (UCM), Iñigo Herguera García (ICAE and UCM), Teodosio Pérez-Amaral (ICAE and UCM), and Angel Valarezo (ICAE and UCM) analyze patterns of adoption of a specific set of internet services such as e-commerce, e-banking, and e-government. A common aspect of these services is that they are offered in Spain mostly by national firms and institutions. Continue reading “Models of Individual Adoption of eCommerce, eBanking, and eGovernment in Spain”