How to boost entrepreneurial growth in Europe.
Europe needs to boost entrepreneurial and innovation-led economic growth. A few years ago, the European Commission issued an “innovation emergency” for the European economy and launched the Innovation Union. Now the new Commission has set itself the task to design a new industrial policy that could bolster innovation, improve technology adoption and generally spur greater competitiveness. What should be the key planks of such a policy?
A new book – The Entrepreneurial Society – argues that Europe needs to unleash its entrepreneurial potential and pursue reforms that would place entrepreneurship at the centre of a new strategy for economic development. Economic policy without entrepreneurship, the author argues, is like Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark.
- What would such a reform programme in Europe look like?
- What are the key planks of entrepreneurship reforms?
- How does it link up with Europe’s industrial policy ambitions?
Please join us for a panel discussion on Europe’s economic future.
Niklas Elert is an economics scholar at the Swedish Research Institute of Industrial Economics and co-author of The Entrepreneurial Society – a Reform Strategy for the European Union.
Marta Pilati is a Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre where she focuses on economic, industrial, research and innovation policy.
Fredrik Erixon is Director ECIPE and co-author of The Innovation Illusion.
Lúcio Vinhas de Souza is Team Leader at the European Strategy and Policy Centre, and a former Managing Director and Chief Economist at Moody’s. (TBC)
Sandwiches and drinks will be served from 12:30