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Unicamp – July 3-4, 2019

The two-day conference will be based on the volume edited by professors Jeong-Dong Lee, Keun Lee, Dirk Meissner, Slavo Radosevic and Nicholas S. Vonortas for Oxford University Press. The lead authors will present final drafts of their respective chapters. An external expert discussant will offer comments on each presentation. Significant time will be allowed for interaction among experts and the public audience.

The Symposium is open to the public.

Below is a short description of the book rationale and layout with the list of chapter authors.

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DAY 1, 3rd July, 2019:

DAY 2, 4th July, 2019:

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DGA Auditorium Unicamp – Praça das Bandeiras, 45 – Prédio 1 – Cidade Universitária, Campinas – SP, 13083-869


Sergio Luiz Monteiro Salles Filho

Sergio Luiz Monteiro Salles-Filho is Professor at the Department of Science and Technology Policy at the University of Campinas (Unicamp), in Campinas, Brazil, and the director of the Geosciences Institute at the Unicamp. Prof. Salles-Filho is the coordinator of the FAPESP Impact Evaluation Program and the coordinator of the Laboratory of Innovation Management in the Sugar-Energy Sector (Nagise). He was the Director of the School of Applied Sciences of Unicamp (2010-2013), assessor of the Deputy Minister of Science and Technology (2000), and head of planning of the Brazilian National Agency for Innovation – FINEP (2001-2003). He is the founder of the Group of Studies about Research Organization and Innovation (GEOPI). His research lines are STI policy and management, with emphasis in policy design, R&D planning and management, impact evaluation and foresight studies towards national development and economic and social growth. He has post-doctoral stage at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, University of Manchester (UK), PhD in Economics from Unicamp, MA in Energy Applied to Agriculture at the São Paulo State University (UNESP), and B.A. Agronomic Engineering at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

Sérgio Robles Reis de Queiroz

Sergio Robles Reis de Queiroz is Associate Professor at the Department of Science and Technology Policy at the University of Campinas (Unicamp), in Campinas, Brazil, and the Coordinator for Research and Innovation at São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). He was Deputy Secretary at the Secretariat for Science, Technology and Economic Development, and Coordinator for Science and Technology at the Secretariat for Development in the São Paulo State Government. Prof. Queiroz was a Visiting Research Fellow at SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex, England, in 2000. He has experience in Economy, focusing on Technological Changes, acting on the following subjects: innovations, multinational corporations, automotive industry, pharmaceutical industry, foreign direct investment and technology capabilities. Prof. Queiroz received an engineering degree in 1978, from the University of São Paulo, and his M.Sc. and his D. Phil in Economics in 1987 and 1993, respectively, both from the University of Campinas.

André Tosi Furtado

André Tosi Furtado is Professor of the Department of Technological and Scientific Politics at the University of Campinas (Unicamp), in Campinas, Brazil, and the Vice-Rector of Post-Graduate Research at University of Campinas. Prof. Furtado works in the fields of energy and innovation economy. He has published papers on the evaluation of great Brazilian technological programs, with special highlight to Petrobras’ deep-water and the China-Brazil Earth-Resources Satellite programs. Prof. Furtado carried out studies about innovation in sectors such as oil, aerospace and sugarcane. He also developed research on science, technology and innovation indicators applied to the industrial sector of São Paulo and Brazil. He received his BA, MA and Ph.D. in Economics from the Université de Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne).

Paulo N. Figueiredo

Paulo N. Figueiredo is Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a researcher studying the process of technological capability building at the level of firms and industries, its causes and consequences for industrial innovation and economic growth in developing economies. He is Senior Research Associate at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford (UK). He holds a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, at the University of Sussex (UK), MA in Public and Business Administration at the FGV, and BA in Business Administration at the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS).

André Cherubini

Assistant Professor of Managment of Innovation at São Paulo School of Business Administration at Fundação Getúlio Vargas. PhD in Management of Technology and Innovation at the Innovation Research Center in Brazil (NITEC) at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Post-Doctoral at the SPEC/Innovation Systems, Strategy and Policy. Has previously been a Visiting Research Scholar at the Institute for Business Innovation at UC Berkeley. Andre has accumulated ten years of experience on innovation research and consulting in different industrial sectors in Brazil. His PhD thesis focuses on the dynamics of industrial organization in the Shipbuilding and Offshore Sector. His research and professional interests are: innovation and dynamic capabilities of the firm, industrial organization dynamics, innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems, knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship.

Bruno Brandão Fischer

Bruno Brandão Fischer is Assistant Professor at the School of Applied Sciences (FCA), University of Campinas (UNICAMP). His research emphasizes the topics of ecosystems and regional systems of innovation and entrepreneurship. Prof. Fischer holds PhD in Economics and Innovation Management (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain). MSc in Economics and Innovation Management (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain) and in Agribusiness (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil). Undergraduated in the field of Business Administration with an emphasis in Foreign Trade.

Márcia Rapini

Márcia Rapini has experience in Economics, with emphasis on Industrial Economics and Economics of Science and Technology, working mainly on the following topics: university-industry interaction, innovation funding, national innovation system, ST&I indicators. She holds a degree in Economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2000), a Master’s degree (2004) and a PhD (2010) in Economics of Industry and Technology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Nowadays she is a professor at FACE / UFMG and researcher at CEDEPLAR/UFMG and also colaborates as a professor of the Professional Master’s Degree in Technological Innovation and Intellectual Property and the PhD in Technological and Biopharmaceutical Innovation.

Ruy Quadros

Ruy Quadros is Professor of the Department of Technological and Scientific Politics at the University of Campinas (Unicamp). He is the head of Laboratory of Technology and Innovation Management (LABGETI). He worked as a consultant in Vale, Petrobras, ThyssenKrupp, Eletrobras, CEPEL, International Paper, Renault, Visteon, Unilever, Odebrecht and Cacique Alimentos, as well as national entities such as CGEE, MCT, Fapesp and Seade and international companies such as UNIDO, OECD, ECLAC, INTECH and IDE / MITI. His research is concentrated on topics of innovation management, R&D strategies in Brazilian subsidiaries of multinational companies (with emphasis in the automotive sector), and the development of innovation indicators. Prof. Quadros holds a BA from the the FGV’s São Paulo School of Business Administration (EAESP), MA in Political Science from the University of Campinas and PhD in Development Economics from the University of Sussex (UK).

Ron Boschma

Ron Boschma is a Professor of Regional Economics at Urban and Regional Research Centre Utrecht (URU). He has been member of the Research, Innovation and Science Experts (RISE) High-Level Advisory Body to European Commissioner Carlos Moedas in 2015-2016. Since 2015, Boschma is Board member of the International Regional Studies Association. Professor Boschma was ranked by Thomson Reuters among the top 1% of cited researchers worldwide in 2014, 2015 and 2016. In 2013, Ron Boschma received a Honorary Doctorate in the Natural Sciences from Marburg University in Germany. He is member of Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities since 2009 and fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences since 2012. Boschma’s main research interests are: evolutionary economic geography, spatial evolution of industries, geography of innovation, proximity and relatedness, structure and evolution of spatial networks, agglomeration externalities and regional growth, and regional diversification. He holds a Ph.D in Economics from Tinbergen Institute (NLD).

Yannis Caloghirou

Yannis D. Caloghirou is Professor of Economics of Technology and Industrial Strategy, Director of the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics and Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit at the National Technical University of Athens. He has a joint background in engineering (Chemical Engineering, NTUA) and economics (University of Athens), and he holds an M.Sc. in Plant Design (University of Strathclyde) and a Ph.D. in Industrial Economics (NTUA). He has been visiting scholar at SPRU (University of Sussex) and the Center for International Science and Technology Policy (GWU). He acted as the scientific coordinator of many EU-funded and national research projects in the broader field of socioeconomic research related to technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, industry, ICT and the knowledge economy. He has served in top policy-making positions in Greece among them as Secretary General for Industry and as Secretary for the Information Society. He has sat in a number of EU high- level expert and policy groups, and he was co-Rapporteur of the EU High-Level Policy group on the Socio-Economic Benefits of the European Research Area. He was also member of the Governing Board of the European Network of Excellence DIME (Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe). He was the Chairman of the 15th International Globelics Conference on Innovation and Development in Athens. Moreover, he has extensive work experience in industry and in policy advisory, design and evaluation. He has written extensively on topics related to his research in scholarly journals, edited books and the popular and business press. In particular, he is co-editor of three books on European Collaboration in Research and Development (ELGAR, 2004), Knowledge Flows in European Industry (Routledge, 2006), and Dynamics of Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship (Routledge, 2016).

Otaviano Canuto

Otaviano Canuto, based in Washington, D.C, is a senior fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, a nonresident senior fellow at Brookings Institution, and principal of the Center for Macroeconomics and Development. He is a former vice-president and a former executive director at the World Bank, a former executive director at the International Monetary Fund and a former vice-president at the Inter-American Development Bank. He is also a former deputy minister for international affairs at Brazil’s Ministry of Finance and a former professor of economics at University of São Paulo and University of Campinas, Brazil.

Tilman Altenburg

Tilman Altenburg is Head of the Department “Sustainable Economic and Social Development” at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), the government-funded think tank for development policy in Germany and he is regularly advising German government and international agencies. Before joining DIE Mr. Altenburg was a research fellow at the Free University Berlin and the Philipps University Marburg. Mr. Altenburg has done empirical research on economic development in Latin America, Asia and Africa, with a focus on competitiveness, industrial and innovation policy. His main theme is how developing countries can design economic policies that enable them to improve their position in the global economy in a way that is socially inclusive. Currently, he is coordinating international research projects on low carbon industrial policy in developing countries. Mr. Altenburg has published about 100 papers on these issues. He received his doctorate in Economic Geography from the University of Hamburg.

Jeong-Dong Lee

Jeong-Dong Lee is Professor in the College of Engineering at Seoul National University (KOR). Professor Lee now actively consults for the government and private sector. He served as the Principal Coordinator for the Asia-Pacific Productivity Conference (APPC) in 2006 and as the President for the Korean Productivity Association (KPA) in 2011, and is President-elect for the Korean Corporation Management Association (KOCOMA) for 2017. He was the principal investigator of UNDP (United Nations Development Program) project for the innovation policy case studies for developing countries from 2011-2013. Professor Lee published five books and edited two including “Productivity, Efficiency and Economic Growth in the Asia-Pacific Region” by Springer Verlag in 2008. He also published more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals. He is one of the editorial board members of Technovation, one of the editorial advisory board memebrs of Science and Public Policy, one of the international advisory board members of National Research University-Higher School of Economics (Moscow), one of the editorial board member for ‘Science, Technology and Innovation Studies’ of Springer Pub. co. His main research topics include industry and firm dynamics, productivity and efficiency analysis, evolutionary economics, and innovation policy. He holds a Ph.D., a M.Phil and a BA in Engineering from Seoul National University (KOR).

Dirk Meissner

Dirk Meissner is Professor and Deputy Head of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge at Higher School of Economics (HSE), National Research University in Moscow, Russia. He is currently member of international working groups on technology and innovation policy. Professor Dirk represented Switzerland and now the Russian Federation at the OECD Working Party on Technology and Innovation Policy. Prior to joining the HSE Dirk was responsible for technology and innovation policy at the presidential office of the Swiss Science and Technology Council. He also has long experience in top level consulting to key decision makers in industry, headed the business unit industry studies and research with T.A. Cook Consultants which he successfully established and was management consultant for technology and innovation management with Arthur D. Little. He has strong background in science, technology and innovation for policy making and industrial management with special focus on Foresight and roadmapping, science, technology and innovation policies, funding of research and priority setting. He holds a Ph.D. from Technische Universität Dresden.

Carlo Pietrobelli

Carlo Pietrobelli is Professor of Economics at University Roma Tre, Italy, Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. He is also policy advisor on innovation and industrial development and policy to governments in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. During 2009-2016 he was a Lead Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank, where he led the preparation of development loans in Latin America and the Caribbean on innovation and industrial policies, and on cluster and value chains programs, small and medium-sized enterprises and local economic development. He was Deputy Rector for promoting links between the University and the private sector and Head of Industrial Liaison Office of the University Roma Tre. His research interests range from development economics to innovation, trade and industry in developing countries. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Oxford University (UK).

Robbert Tijssen

Robert Tijssen is Professor of Science and Innovation Studies at Leiden University, Netherlands, and Professor at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He holds a visiting fellowship at University of Bologna (Italy). Professor Tijssen leads the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) research program at CWTS. He is member of the editorial advisory board of Research Evaluation, an international peer-reviewed academic journal. His main interests concern the development and application of analytical frameworks and measurement models to assess general trends and patterns within the ‘knowledge triangle’ (higher education, scientific research, technological innovation). Part of his current research agenda are policy-relevant issues related to ‘innovative universities’, ‘research commercialisation’ and ‘academic entrepreneurs’.

Gabriela Dutrenit

Gabriela Dutrénit is Professor of the Postgraduate Program in Economics and Innovation Management at the Autonomous Metropolitan University, Xochimilco Unit. She was General Coordinator of the Advisory Scientific and Technological Forum, AC, since 2012. She is a regular member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences (AMC), of the National System of Researchers (SNI), Level III, and of the International Scientific Committee of the Global Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (Globelics). She is the coordinator of the LALICS network (Latin American Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems). She has coordinated various evaluations of Mexican science, technology and innovation policy, as well as managed and conducted the administration of multiple inter-institutional research and advisory projects, both nationally and internationally. In the last 20 years she has accumulated a wide experience in studies on the linkage of universities and research centers with companies, technological learning processes and the construction of technological capabilities in companies, and innovation systems. She holds a Ph.D. in Innovation Economics from the Science Policy Research Unit of the University of Sussex (UK).

Randolph Bruno

Randolph Luca Bruno is Associate Professor in Economics at University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies. He is also Research Fellow at IZA-Bonn and Senior Reserch Fellow at Fondazione Rodolfo DeBenedetti-Milan. His main research interests include labor economics, comparative economics and the role of institutions and technology in economic development from both a Macro as well as Micro perspective. Randolph Bruno got his Ph.D. in ‘Economics & Management’ in 2006 from the Laboratory of Economics and Management, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy. During his Ph.D. he has been visiting student at Berkeley (University of California), research assistant at the Centre for New and Emerging Markets (London Business School) and intern at the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (London). He has worked as short term consultant for the World Bank on different project. He also joined Fondazione Rodolfo DeBenedetti (Milan, Italy) as Affiliate in 2002. Between 2006 and 2009 he has been Research Fellow at the University of Bologna, Italy. He was Teaching Fellow at University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies between September 2009 and June 2010. He has been Lecturer in Business Economics at the University of Birmingham between July 2010 and August 2012. In 2012 he was appointed Lecturer in Economics at the University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies and since October 2016 he Associate Professor in Economics. He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in March 2007 and became a Research Fellow in April 2010. He is also Research Fellow of the Rodolfo DeBenedetti Foundation, whose purpose is to promote applied and policy oriented research on labor markets and welfare systems in Europe (

Jae Yong Choung

Jae Yong Choung is Professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), School of Business and Technology Management. He is President at The Korea Society for Innovation Management & Economics and Director of Center for Post Catch-up Research Center. He is also associate editors-in-Chief of Asian Journal of Technology Innovation. He has published in international journal on inssues of transitions of innovation in latecomer countries, patters of innovation in South Korea and catching-up in ICT. He holds a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Policy from University of Sussex.

Gao Xudong

Gao Xudong is a Professor of Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy at University Tsinghua. He is JABS Editorial Board Member, IJBSR Editorial Board Member, Journal Reviewer: R&D Management, and Conference Reviewer of Academy of Management. He is also provide consulting to companies in China. His main research interests include competitive strategy, technology strategy, management of technological innovation. He obtained a Ph.D. in Management from MIT Sloan School of Management in 2003.

Yevgeny Kuznetsov

Yevgeny Kuznetsov is Senior Economist at Economic Policy and Debt Department, World Bank. He is also a Nonresident Senior Research Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute and Senior Advisor to the Skolkovo Innovation Foundation in Moscow. He is specialist in technological innovation and international migration of highly skilled, and focuses on political economy of reforms of innovation and higher education systems. In recent years, he also focuses on diasporas of highly skilled as change agents to promote institutional development in home countries and has published a book and articles on that issue. He obtained a Ph.D in Mathematical Economics from Moscow State University.

Vitaliy Roud

Vitaliy Roud is Associate Professor at Higher School of Economics of National Research University (RUS). He is also Deputy Head of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge. He was awarded the Prize of Best Teacher in 2018. His main research interests are on empirical studies of innovation, systems of innovation, evidence-based innovation policy, and foresight. He holds a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Berlin and a M.Phil. in Industrial Organisation from New Economic School.

Slavo Radosevic

Slavo Radosevic is Professor of Industry and Innovation Studies at School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) of University College London, UK. He is acting as an expert for the various DGs of the European Commission, as consultant to UN Economic Commission for Europe, World Bank, Asian Development Bank and UNESCO. His research interests are on economics of technological change and innovation studies with special emphasis on countries of central and Eastern Europe. He does research from neo-Schumpeterian perspective in particular exploring issues of growth and structural change through innovation systems, entrepreneurship, international business and innovation policy perspectives. He has published extensively in international journals on issues of innovation and innovation policy in countries of central and Eastern Europe and is editorial board member of Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development and associate editor of Industrial and Corporate Change. He holds a Ph.D. and a M.Phil. from University of Zagreb.

Maria Savona

Maria Savona is Professor of Innovation and Evolutionary Economics at SPRU, Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex, UK. She has been Honorary Research Fellow at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK, and Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Lille 1, France. Over the past years she has been involved in several European Framework Projects. She has advised the IADB (Inter-American Development Bank), ECLAC (United Nation Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean), OECD, NESTA, UK National Endowment for Science, Technology and Arts. She has designed and directed the MSc in Innovation for International Sustainable Development (now Sustainable Development) at SPRU. Her main research interests are on the impact of innovation on employment and wages; the structural change of the sectoral composition of economies; the economics and policy of innovation in services; spatial distribution of innovation and production activities; the effect of barriers to innovation. She has published widely in these areas on international peer-reviewed journals (Journal of Economic Geography, Research Policy, Cambridge Journal of Economics). She is an economist and holds a Laurea in Economics cum laude from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, and a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from SPRU.

Keun Lee

Keun Lee is a Professor of Economics at the Seoul National University, and the winner of the 2014 Schumpeter Prize for his monograph on Schumpeterian Analysis of Economic Catch-up. He is an editor of Research Policy, an associate editor of Industrial and Corporate Change, and a council member of the World Economic Forum since 2016. He served as the President of the International Schumpeter Society (2016-18), a member of the Committee for Development Policy of UN (2014-18). One of his most cited articles is a paper on Korea’s Technological Catch-up published in Research Policy, with 1,081 citations. He obtained Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Paulo Zawislak

Paulo Zawislak is Professor at the School of Management (EA) of UFRGS. Since 2010, he coordinates the Innovation Research Center (NITEC) with research projects connected to economics of technology and innovation management in firms, industry chains and corporate networks. Besides doing education and research activities in national and international universities, Professor Paulo attends to different experiences of intervention (lectures, workshops, coaching and consulting) with public and private organizations. In 2003, he was awarded by the Research Encouragement Foundation of the State of Rio Grande do Sul as Highlighted Researcher in Technology. He published and presented more than 170 articles in magazines and national and international congresses. He holds a master degree (DEA – 1991) and doctorate (1994) in Economics from University of Paris 7.

Marko Monteiro

Marko Monteiro is Professor of the Department of Technological and Scientific Politics at the University of Campinas (Unicamp), in Campinas, Brazil. He is the head of the GEICT – Group for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Technology. He is a member of the Brazilian Association of Anthropology (ABA) and the Brazilian Association of Social Studies of Science and Technology (ESOCITE-BR). His research lines are focused on remote sensing technologies and the monitoring of deforestation in Brazil. Prof. Monteiro holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Campinas, MA in Social Anthropology and BA in Social Science in the same university.

Nicholas Vonortas

Nick Vonortas is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the George Washington University (GW) in Washington DC, USA. He is a faculty member of the Department of Economics, of the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy, and of the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. Professor Vonortas currently holds the São Paulo Excellence Chair at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. He is a leading research fellow at the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow, Russian Federation. He also serves as a member of the Innovation Policy Forum of the US National Academies of Science. Professor Vonortas is an editor of the peer-reviewed academic journal Science and Public Policy. He holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Economics from New York University (USA), a MA in Economic Development from Leicester University (UK), and a BA in Economics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece).

*For all participants, please, take care of your personal belongings in the conference room