The French-German Round Table on Intangibles and Knowledge
Workshop 2: Dilemmas of the Knowledge Economy, Heidelberg, September 17th 2012
Intangibles in the true sense of the word cannot be
touched. How can intangibles be made tangible in the sense of identifying, measuring and valuing them? How to plan innovation when novelty comes from serendipity and unforeseen creative recombination? How can policies reconcile conflicting corporate monopoly and public welfare interests in order to advance the knowledge base of society and economy? How can localized knowledge be mobilized, reproduced and improved in other places?
The French-German Roundtable is a transnational and trans-disciplinary initiative by the Université Paris-Sud, the New Club of Paris and the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg.
This year's workshop will take place on Monday, September 17th 2012, at the Studio of Villa Bosch in Heidelberg. The aim is to further develop the findings of the first workshop in 2011 and to discuss possible solutions for the classic dilemmas of the knowledge economy.
|8:30 – 09:00||Registration|
|9:00 – 09:15||Introduction|
Intangibles: A clarifying statement and agenda
Johannes Glückler, Professor of Economic and Social Geography, University of Heidelberg;
Ahmed Bounfour, European Chair on Intellectual Capital Management, Université Paris-Sud
|9:15 – 10:45||Session I: The Measurement Dilemma|
Intangibles in the true sense of the word cannot be
Discussant: Günter Koch, General Secretary, New Club of Paris
Non-financial reporting on intangibles: Issues and perspective
Ahmed Bounfour, European Chair on Intellectual Capital Management, Université Paris-Sud;
Florence Depoers, Associate Professor, Université Paris-Sud
The Orse guidelines for reporting on operational risks
Patricia Lavaud, Head of the Finance Club, Observatoire de la Responsabilité Sociétale des Entreprises (ORSE)
Appraising intangible assets in moments of crisis: Corporate insolvency in Germany.
Michal Handke, Scientific Employee, University of Heidelberg
|10:45 – 11:15||Coffee break|
|11:15 – 12:45||Session II: The Engineering Dilemma|
How to plan innovation when novelty comes from serendipity and unforeseen creative recombination? This session contrasts management, forecasting and efficiency seeking in innovation with problems of causal ambiguity, domain-specificity and contextuality of knowledge generation. Do we acknowledge creativity in the periphery?
Discussant: Johannes Glückler, Professor of Economic and Social Geography, University of Heidelberg
The innovators dilemma in the print media industriy
Robert Crooker, Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Partner Management, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Dilemma for decision makers in early phases of innovation
Peter Ohlhausen, Head of Competence Team Innovation Management, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO;
Stefan Waitzinger, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO
Cultural assets strategies - The case of branding for museums
Julien Anfruns, Director General, ICOM
|12:45 – 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 – 15:30||Session III: The Incentive Dilemma|
While the state pursues welfare maximization, corporations strive for profits. While the state promotes the advance of knowledge as a public good, firms and inventors usually strive for knowledge monopolies. How can policies reconcile conflicting interests in order to advance the knowledge base of society and economy. What is the role of the third sector?
Discussant: Leif Edvinsson, CEO, Universal Networking Intellectual Capital AB and President of the New Club of Paris
Scenarios for the future of intellectual property rights
Clara Neppel, Examiner Directorate 2221, Scenario Analyst, European Patent Office
Why Do Governments (fund and) Conduct Applied R&D?
Georg Licht, Head of the research department of Industrial Economics and International Management, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
Valorisation of public research results: Elements of international comparison
Rémi Lallement, Technical Officer, Conseil d'Analyse Stratégique
|15:30 – 15:45||Coffee break|
|15:45 – 17:15||Session IV: The Circulation Dilemma|
Intangibles are bound to people and organizations. How can localized knowledge be mobilized, reproduced and improved in other places? How does learning work? How can new knowledge be transformed in marketable goods and services?
Discussant: Peter Meusburger, Distinguished Senior Professor, University of Heidelberg
Intangible assets of territories
Ahmed Bounfour, European Chair of Intellectual Capital Management, Université Paris Sud
Danielle Bourlange, Deputy Director, Agence du patrimoine immatériel de l'Ètat (APIE)
Kristof De Meulder, Project Manager, Agence du patrimoine immatériel de l'État (APIE)
From inventions to innovations – Universities between basic science and IP management
Jürgen Rühe, Vice Rector for Internationalization and Technology Transfer / Head of the Laboratory for Chemistry and Physics of Interfaces Department of Microsystems Engineering – IMTEK, University of Freiburg
Innovation practices in Europe – A complexity theory approach based on CIS surveys
Andrés Barrenche, PhD Student and Research Assistant, Université Paris-Sud
Rhine-Neckar Chamber of Industry and Commerce – Supporting innovation and technology transfer
Nicolai Freiwald, Technical and Environmental Consulting, Rhine-Neckar Chamber of Industry and Commerce
|17:15 – 18:00||Plenary Discussion|
|18:00 – 19:30||Dinner|
The first French-German Roundtable on Intangibles and Knowledge in 2011
The first workshop took place in 2011 at the French Treasury in Paris, where about 110 French and German representatives from industry, politics and science successfully provided important impulses.
You can find more details on the first French-German Roundtable on Intangibles and Knowledge on the website of the New Club of Paris.