IGL2019 Programme

IGL2019 Programme

View the programme for each day by clicking on the links below.

Please note the programme is subject to change

IGL Partner day - Monday 20 May 2019

IGL Steering Board Meeting (invitation only)


IGL Partner Presentations & Themed Discussion (IGL Partners only)

Research Meeting - Tuesday 21 May 2019

The programme will be confirmed once we have reviewed the submissions from the call for abstracts. If you would like to present, please submit an abstract before Monday 11 February 2019. 

Global Conference - Wednesday 22 May 2019
09:00 AM
Registration and refreshments
10:00 AM
10:20 AM
Accelerating radical innovation

Chaired by: Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, Nesta (UK)

Michael Bolle, Chief Technology Officer, Bosch (Germany) (TBC)

Erica Fuchs, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University (US)

Christian Luft, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany)

With concerns that good ideas are getting harder to find, this session will consider how business and policymakers can encourage radical innovations that will power future growth.

11:30 AM
Refreshments and networking
12:00 PM
Parallel Sessions A
Agile innovation policy

Chaired by: Dietmar Harhoff, Director, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Germany)

Christian Bason, CEO, Danish Design Centre (Denmark)

Carl Creswell, Director, Better Regulation, UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (UK)

What are the latest innovations in innovation policy itself? We will hear examples of some of the most exciting policy initiatives and explore how policy can be made more agile and responsive to user need.

A data-driven approach to entrepreneurship ecosystem building

As entities, from governments and corporations to universities and investors, are devoting an increasing amount of resources toward entrepreneurship ecosystem building, the metrics utilized to gage success are as varied as their approaches. The lack of concretization of variables and thresholds results in poor means of comparison and rare opportunities to assess ROI or define a set of "best practices." This session will delve into approaches to ecosystem building  and create a framework for developing metrics that will assess impact while also giving your team - and the entrepreneurs - the insights they need to succeed.

01:10 PM
Lunch and networking
02:30 PM
Parallel Sessions B
How can experimentation help us to develop more effective policies

Chaired by: Ana Goicoechea, Senior Economist, The World Bank Group (US)

Patricio Dalton, Associate Professor, Tilburg University (Netherlands)

Chloé Le Coq, Assistant Professor, Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden)

Caio Piza, Economist, Development Research Group, The World Bank Group (US) (TBC)

This session will showcase some of the leading trials from innovation, entrepreneurship and business growth policy. It will provide attendees with policy relevant evidence and insights, and inspiration to experiment with new ideas and approaches that improve the effectiveness of their own programmes.

Using big data to understand ecosystems and policy impacts

Chaired by: Juan Mateos-Garcia, Director of Innovation Mapping, Nesta (UK)

Frédérique Bone, Research Fellow, University of Sussex (UK)

Daniel Hain, Assistant Professor, Aalborg University (Denmark)

Jan Kinne, Researcher, ZEW (Germany)

In this session we will showcase examples of how 'big data' in the sense of new datasets, analytics methods and visualisation tools can be used to inform innovation and growth policy.

03:40 PM
Refreshments and networking
04:00 PM
Afternoon Keynote
04:45 PM
Afternoon Plenary: How can innovation, entrepreneurship and business growth policy be used to boost productivity

Rannia Leontaridi, Director, Business Growth and Office for Artificial Intelligence, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (UK)

Najy Benhassine, Practice Director, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation, The World Bank Group (US)

Concerns about a global productivity slowdown continue. In this session we will look at the latest research on its causes, the approaches that policymakers can use to boost productivity and how experimentation can be used to uncover, test and develop the most effective solutions.

05:45 PM
Closing Remarks

Albert Bravo-Biosca, Director, Innovation Growth Lab, Nesta (UK)

06:00 PM
Drinks Reception
07:30 PM
Conference Dinner
Policy and Practice Learning Lab - Thursday 23 May 2019

Sessions will include:

  • Learning from Private-Sector Experiments
  • Big data for Innovation: A Masterclass
  • The Future of Innovative Work
  • Testbeds
  • Technology Adoption
  • Improving Research Productivity, Collaboration, Commercialisation and Impact
  • Accelerating and Incubating Innovation
  • Quasi-Experimental Methods for Programme Evaluation
  • Innovation Brokerage