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  • The 2015 Intellectual Property and Economic Growth Index

    23 Mar 2015

    The Lisbon Council launches The 2015 Intellectual Property and Economic Growth Index: Measuring the Impact of Exceptions and Limitations in Copyright on Growth, Jobs and Prosperity. The product of a year-long research project, the Index examines the relationship between economic growth and intellectual property regimes in some of the world’s most innovative economies.

    Written by Benjamin Gibert, non-resident fellow at the Lisbon Council, the report builds a system for measuring the impact of exceptions to copyright on economic growth and finds that countries that employ a broadly “flexible” regime of exceptions in copyright also saw higher rates of growth in value-added output throughout their economies. This version, revised in May 2015, includes a new universal cut-off date (2002) for introducing IP reform to make inter-country comparisons more robust.

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  • Exploring the App Economy and Internet of Tomorrow

    11 Dec 2014

    The mobile Internet is evolving rapidly as consumers move off their desktops and onto their smartphones and tablets. This shift seems set to accelerate with the advent of “wearable devices” and “machine-to-machine communications.”

    Against this backdrop, the Lisbon Council convened the High-Level Roundtable on the App Economy and the Internet of Tomorrow: How Europe Can Seize the Opportunities. The debate was intellectually underpinned by the launch of The Mobile Internet Economy in Europe, a new study from the Boston Consulting Group. Dominic Field, partner and managing director at the Boston Consulting Group and principal author of the study, kicked off the debate. Later, Matt Brittin, president of business and operations for Northern and Central Europe at Google, delivered a powerful keynote on the rise of the European mobile Internet economy. StJohn Deakins, CEO and founder of CitizenMe (a mobile app that gives citizens control of their "digital identity"); Sophie Mestchersky, director of European policy and government affairs at Application Developers Alliance; Eva Paunova, member of the European Parliament; Ulrik Van Schepdael, founder of Mobco (a Belgium-based digital startup that helps companies mobilise their business); and Maximilian Strotmann, member of cabinet of European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip, joined the debate, stressing the opportunities and challenges for Europe in this vital, fast-moving transition.

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  • Mapping Text and Data Mining in Europe

    27 May 2014

    Text and Data Mining – a sophisticated technique in which advanced data analytics are used to discern previously unseen patterns in texts and other data sets – is quickly being adopted in contemporary scientific and academic communities.

    But who is using this advanced technique? And where? In this special briefing, Associate Director Sergey Filippov sets out to map the use of text and data mining in academic and research communities. Using a complex approach based on patent and bibliographical analysis, supplemented by extensive field interviews, he finds that European academics are falling behind their Asian and North American counterparts. The Special Briefing was launched at the OECD Expert Workshop for Knowledge-Based Capital in Paris. 

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  • Innovation Economics @ Europe 2020 Summit

    23 May 2014

    At The Europe 2020 Summit, the Centre for Innovation Economics convened a high-level debate under the timely theme Towards a Growth and Jobs Strategy Fit for the Digital Age.

    Before a star-studded audience of leading tech entrepreneurs and policymakers, Bart van Ark, executive vice-president, chief economist and chief strategy officer of The Conference Board, presented Productivity and Digitalisation in Europe: Paving the Road to Faster Growth, a new policy brief. Dirk Pilat, deputy director for science, technology and industry at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), also launched Young SMEs: Growth and Job Creation, a new OECD study on the contribution of young firms to growth and employment. Chris Haley, head of start-ups and new tech research at Nesta and Nicklas Lundblad, director for public policy and government relations for Europe and the European Union at Google, served as discussants. Earlier in the day, Prof van Ark met José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, and Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission responsible for the digital agenda, to formally present them with the results of his study, which was jointly published by Innovation Economics and The Conference Board, a leading New York business and research association. 

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  • Productivity and Digitalisation in Europe

    23 May 2014

    The Conference Board and the Centre for Innovation Economics jointly publish Productivity and Digitalisation in Europe: Paving the Road to Faster Growth. 

    This new policy brief is written by Bart van Ark, a Dutch national who serves as executive vice-president, chief economist and chief strategy officer of The Conference Board and is a world-renowned expert on productivity. Dr van Ark focuses on Europe’s digital single market as a major driver of productivity and job creation – and delivers a seven-point programme for restoring sustainable growth. The policy brief was launched in Brussels at The Europe 2020 Summit in the presence of José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, and Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission.

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  • European Copyright for the Digital Age

    12 Feb 2014

    The Lisbon Council hosted a High-Level Roundtable on European Copyright for the Digital Age, engaging top policymakers and experts in a discussion on the way forward for copyright.

    Martin Senftleben, professor of intellectual property and head of the private law department at VU University Amsterdam; Heritiana Ranaivoson, senior researcher at iMinds and Vrije Universiteit Brussel; and Tony Clayton, chief economist at the UK Intellectual Property Office, set the scene and offered legal and economic perspectives on copyright reform. Pierre Delsaux, deputy director-general for internal market and services at the European Commission; Linnar Viik, associate professor at the Estonian IT College, and member of the governing board at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT); and Jeremy West, senior policy analyst at the directorate for science, technology and industry, from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), discussed next steps on the European agenda. 

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  • A Copyright Regime for the Digital Age

    30 May 2013

    The Lisbon Council convened a High-Level Roundtable on Making the Copyright Regime Fit for the Digital Age.

    Seán Sherlock, Irish minister of state at the department of jobs, enterprise and innovation and the department of education and skills with responsibility for research and innovation, delivered the keynote address. Šarūnas Birutis, Lithuanian minister of culture, joined for a working lunch on Next Steps for Copyright Reform: Looking Ahead. Ian Hargreaves, professor of digital economy at the University of Cardiff and senior fellow at the Lisbon Council, and Bernt Hugenholtz, professor of intellectual property law, director of the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam and academic adviser to the Lisbon Council, presented Copyright Reform for Growth and Jobs: Modernising the European Copyright Framework, a new Lisbon Council policy brief. Marcel Boulogne, head of sector implementation of regulatory policy in the converging media and content unit, DG communications networks, content and technology (CONNECT), European Commission; Tony Clayton, chief economist, intellectual property office, United Kingdom; Benjamin Gibert, co-author, The Economic Value of Fair Use in Copyright Law; Till Kreutzer, co-founder of iRights.Lab, iRights.Law, iRights.info and member of the German Commission for UNESCO; and Nico Perez, co-founder of Mixcloud, joined a high-level panel on Delivering the Upside: How Copyright Reform Can Deliver Growth and Create Jobs. The event took place in the margins of the competitiveness council (research) of the Council of the European Union, which convened in Brussels that day.

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  • Intellectual Property and Innovation Summit

    12 Sep 2012

    The 2012 Intellectual Property and Innovation Summit convened under the timely theme of Intellectual Property and Innovation: A Framework for 21st Century Growth and Jobs.

    Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission in charge of the digital agenda, kicked-off the Summit with a passionate keynote on Innovation in Creative Industries. Ian Hargreaves, professor of digital economy at Cardiff University and author of the high-level Digital Opportunity report prepared for UK Prime Minister David Cameron, formally presented Intellectual Property and Innovation: A Framework for 21st Century Growth and Jobs, a new Lisbon Council publication, co-edited by Prof. Hargreaves. Lilian Edwards, professor of Internet law, Strathclyde University in Glasgow; Reto Hilty, professor of intellectual property law, University of Zurich and director, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law; Bernt Hugenholtz, professor of intellectual property, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam; Paul Klimpel, former managing director, Deutsche Kinemathek; Till Kreutzer, associate research fellow, Hans Bredow Institute and founding member and editor, iRights.info; Cédric Manara, associate professor of law, EDHEC Business School; Nico Perez, co-founder, Mixcloud.com; and Michel Vivant, full professor and academic director, intellectual property programme of the master’s in Droit economique, Sciences Po, joined the discussion and provided strategic recommendations on how to enhance the intellectual property regime for the digital age.

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  • The 2015 Intellectual Property and Economic Growth Index

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  • Productivity and Digitalisation in Europe: Paving the Road to Faster Growth

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  • Mapping Text and Data Mining in Academic and Research Communities in Europe

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  • Copyright Reform for Growth and Jobs: Modernising the European Copyright Framework

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  • Intellectual Property and Innovation: A Framework for 21st Century Growth and Jobs

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  • Innovative Indicators: Choosing the right targets for EU 2020

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