TAFTIE Annual Conference 2009

09.12 2009


The Conference was held on 9th December in the Holmenkollen Park Hotel in Oslo. It was opened by Trond Giske, Minister of Trade and Industry.

Attendance of around 80 people contained a good representation by TAFTIE member agencies and some visitors from outside of Europe including Korea.The presentations on the conference focused on experiences from R&D, innovation and international cooperation from three continents: Europe, Asia and North America.

Financial Crisis - Public Investments in Research and Innovation 
TAFTIE Annual Conference, 9th December 2009, Oslo


The presentations (if available) can be downloaded by clicking on the speakers' names

Trond Giske
Minister of Trade and Industry

Opening Greetings

Lars Espen Aukrust
TAFTIE President 2009


John Kao
CEO, The Institute for Large Scale Innovation ILSI California

In the light of the financial crisis, why has the
US decided to invest so much in R&D? What is the underlying philosophy?

Stéphane Grumbach
Director of the Sino-French IT Lab LIAMA

The Chinese innovation system. International Cooperation
from an Asian perspective - experiences from Sino-European projects

Thomas Christensen
Head of department at the Danish Ministry for Science, Technology and Innovation

Presentation of the Danish Evaluation on industry and the economic crisis

Luuk Borg
Eurostar - Head of the Eureka Secretariat

ERA Instruments - What is needed at the time of economic crisis? The Example of Eurostars

Per Koch
Director, Ministry of Education and Research

How to consider the effect of research and innovation investments?

Lars Espen Aukrust
TAFTIE President 2009