IfM academics to speak at major European conference
A major conference exploring how innovation and sustainability can go hand in hand will feature two speakers from the IfM.
Laure Brévignon-Dodin and Dr Letizia Mortara will be attending the Connect Research event run by Cranfield University in collaboration with the Organsiation for Economic Co-Operation and Development and the UK’s Science and Innovation Network, a project run by BIS.
The conference, called New Models of Innovation for Economic Growth and Sustainability, will look at new innovation models and how sustainability and eco-efficiency can act as drivers of business performance.
Laure Brévignon-Dodin of the IfM’s Centre for Industry and Government will be speaking about the enabling effects regulation can have on emerging industries.
Dr Mortara, of the Centre for Technology Management will be discussing her research into Open Innovation and technology intelligence, focusing on the role of intermediaries.
The conference, takes place in Paris between the 12th and 13th November.
Sustainability and Green Growth are high on the political agenda in the run up to the UN summit in Copenhagen. The IfM has joined the debate with its recent report called Towards a Sustainable Industrial System