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Bruegel Annual Meetings, Day 2 - In this session our speakers will dicuss innovation and digitalisation.

September 2, 2021, 2:30 pm Palais des Académies, Rue Ducale 1, Brussels Public | On the Record Livestreamed Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy

After the pandemic, the world will not return to business as usual, but rather, it will move on to a new normal, shaped by innovation and digital transformation. With new digital technology adoptions, do we also need a new digital industrial policy?

What we are seeing is an increasingly unequal corporate landscape with only a handful of big tech winners in the global digital innovation race, but also increasing inequality in the adoption of digital technologies in other sectors, with leaders forging ahead and laggards failing to catch-up in digital technology adoption. How to ensure a more powerful EU corporate sector for generating and adopting new digital innovations? Is there still room in digital sectors for new leading firms from the EU to displace incumbent leaders? How far should we go with the strategic autonomy discussion for digital?

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Schedule

Sep 2, 2021

14:30-15:30 CEST

Discussion

Chair: Reinhilde Veugelers, Senior Fellow

Francesca Bria, Chairman, CDP Venture Capital SGR- Italian Innovation Fund

Kerstin Jorna, Director-General, European Commission, DG GROW

Marietje Schaake, International policy director of the Cyber Policy Center, Stanford University

Speakers

Francesca Bria

Chairman, CDP Venture Capital SGR- Italian Innovation Fund

Kerstin Jorna

Director-General, European Commission, DG GROW

Marietje Schaake

International policy director of the Cyber Policy Center, Stanford University

Reinhilde Veugelers

Senior Fellow

Location & Contact

Palais des Académies, Rue Ducale 1, Brussels

Katja Knezevic

[email protected]

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