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10 Reasons to join CONCORDi 2021

We give you 10 reasons for joining us on the 8th edition of this leading science & policy Conference:

  • The socio-economic crisis trigger by the COVID19 pandemic calls for academics, industrials and policy makers to come together and produce their best efforts to overcome the difficulties we are all experiencing. CONCORDi is a unique forum that pulls together all these different stakeholders and gives a chance to work together to build a better tomorrow.
  • We gather the best scientists. In 16 years, we have enjoyed the insights of three Nobel Laureates (Robert Solow, Eric Maskin and Finn E. Kydland). Among this year participants we find top list "ISI Highly Cited Researchers", chief editors of leading journals, top executives from preeminent European and American academic institutions.
  • CONCORDi shapes the research agenda. We exploit the full potential for synergies of the best available knowledge across Europe and beyond. Examples are research common streams of financing R&D and innovation, internationalisation of R&D, scientific evidence for policy, and growth of innovative firms.
  • Selected outcomes of the Conference are published in special issues of top scientific journals, such as Economics of Innovation and New Technology; Industrial and Corporate Change; Science and Public Policy; Structural Change and Economic Dynamics; Journal of Technology Transfer
  • CONCORDi 2021 is organised in association with the European Association for Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as an example of the growing partnership and the ongoing collaboration between the Directorate for Growth and Innovation of the JRC and mentioned international organisations..
  • A plenary session of CONCORDi always focuses on the link between scientific output and the EU policy agenda. It allows discussion and re-assessment of the policy agenda, based on recent research findings by its main actors.
  • Participating included Ministers, European Commissioners, Commission Director-Generals, representatives from the European Central Bank and the European Investment Bank, United Nation for Industrial Development Organization, and many more.
  • CONCORDi makes explicit impact into EU policy stakeholders, as for example in the Competitiveness Council meeting on Creating an innovative Europe.
  • CONCORDI also hosts the input of industry representatives who validate the output of the Conference. It has enjoyed participation from market leader companies and European business associations; Truffle Capital, Philips, Merck Group, Dow Chemical or the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UEAPME).
  • CONCORDi 2021 focuses on "Industrial innovation for competitive sustainability". It will provide a timing opportunity for discussing about certain aspects of the Next generation EU fund and how to boost a sustainable recovery.