Past Event

SIMPATIC First Conference

Social Impact Policy Analysis of Technological Innovation Challenges (SIMPATIC) is a collaborative research project involving nine institutions across Europe, coordinated by Bruegel and funded by the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities Programme of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union. The project runs from March 1st 2012 to February 28th 2015. SIMPATIC brings together, for […]

Date: Mar 25 - Topic: Energy & Climate


Social Impact Policy Analysis of Technological Innovation Challenges (SIMPATIC) is a collaborative research project involving nine institutions across Europe, coordinated by Bruegel and funded by the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities Programme of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union. The project runs from March 1st 2012 to February 28th 2015.

SIMPATIC brings together, for the first time, top class micro- and macroeconomics researchers with expertise in evidence-based research and innovation policy analysis. The objective of SIMPATIC is to provide policy makers with a comprehensive and operational tool box allowing for a better assessment of the impact of research and innovation policies in Europe. Further information on SIMPATIC can be found on www.simpatic.eu

The first conference of the SIMPATIC project took place in Brussels in March 2013 and will include scientific sessions, policy sessions and meetings of the consortium members. All three research areas of the project were covered: micro, macro and micro/macro. For a complete agenda and all event materials, please go to the event web page.

Practical details

Dates: 25-26 March 2013
Venues: Bruegel (Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels) and Federal Planning Bureau (Av. des Arts 47-49, 1000 Brussels)
E-mail: ioana.leu[at]bruegel.org

Programme

Monday 25 March 2013

12.15-14.00 Lunchtalk – Bruegel (OPEN)

Keynote speech by Massimo Tavoni, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Deputy Coordinator, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) “Bridging the clean energy R&D”

Discussants: Georg Zachmann, Bruegel and Ralf Martin, Imperial

14.00-16.30 Micro/Macro Joint Session – Bruegel (RESTRICTED)

Keynote speech of Philippe Aghion, Bruegel fellow, Professor of Economics at Harvard University, member of the SIMPATIC Scientific Advisory Committee – “Path Dependence in Clean versus Dirty Innovation: The Case for Government Intervention”

16.30-17.00 Break

17.00-19.00 Micro/Macro Individual Sessions – at Bruegel and Federal Planning Bureau (RESTRICTED)

Tuesday 26 March 2013 – at Bruegel

8.30-10.30 Micro/Macro Individual Sessions (RESTRICTED)

10.30-11.00 Break

11.00-12.00 Micro/Macro Joint Session (RESTRICTED)

12.00-12.15 Break

12.15-14.00 Lunchtalk (OPEN)

Keynote speech by Dirk Pilat, Head, Science and Technology Policy Division, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology & Industry, member of the Policy Advisory Committee – “Drawing the benefits from investments in knowledge-based capital”

14.00-15.30 Policy Panel "Challenges for Europe’s Research and Innovation Policy" (OPEN)

Chair – Reinhilde Veugelers, Bruegel

  • Marion Dewar, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (Research, Innovation and Science)
  • Luc Soete, Rector Magnificus of Maastricht University
  • Members of the Policy and Scientific Advisory Committees

Q&A

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Are robots taking our jobs?

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The recovery facility will boost digital transformation, but questions remain whether it will be sufficient to achieve Europe’s digital ambitions.

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Opinion

‘Fit-for-55’ package: Squaring the circle

The European Union finds itself at the centre of a three-dimensional puzzle. Burdens need to be shared between 450 million citizens, 25 million businesses and EU countries in a way that is acceptable to enough of them.

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Policy Contribution

A new direction for the European Union’s half-hearted semiconductor strategy

The EU needs a more targeted strategy to increase its presence in this strategic and thriving sector, building on its existing strengths, while accommodating its relatively low domestic needs.

By: Niclas Poitiers and Pauline Weil Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: July 15, 2021
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Blog Post

Fit for 55 marks Europe’s climate moment of truth

With Fit for 55, Europe is the global first mover in turning a long-term net-zero goal into real-world policies, marking the entry of climate policy into the daily life of all citizens and businesses.

By: Simone Tagliapietra Topic: Energy & Climate, European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: July 14, 2021
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