Past events

European Science Foundation Conference: The Science of Innovation

28 February 2012

Professor Mazzucato is one of the keynote speakers in the section "Financing innovation, financial innovation and the implications of the financial crisis for innovation policy".

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FINNOV Final Conference 2012

01 February 2012 - 16:00 - 02 February 2012 - 9:00

The final conference of the FP7 FINNOV project (Finance, Innovation & Growth,, focused on the need for finance to be reformed so that it serves innovation and value creation - rather than innovation serving finance and too much value destruction. Our motto is: finance for creative destruction not destructive creation.

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FINNOV at Innovate '11 exhibition

11 October 2011

The FINNOV Team was invited to present its project at the Innovate '11 event in London.

DG RTD Seminar on Innovation

26 September 2011

Professor Mariana Mazzucato was invited to present at the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation seminar, which took place on 26th September 2011 in Brussels, Belgium. She spoke about the role of the member states and the EU for innovation policy. The seminar was attended by representatives from the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.

Income Inequality Trends

23 September 2011 - 25 September 2011

FINNOV is proud to sponsor a workshop entitled "Explaining the trends in income inequality: The roles of financial institutions and leading industrial sectors". The workshop is organised by the University of Bordeaux (FINNOV WP 5).

7th CMS Conference

11 July 2011 - 16 July 2011

Roberto Simonetti (FINNOV team member, WP 2) attended Seventh International Critical Management Studies (CMS) Conference. Roberto was a conveynor for the session entitled "Financialization: a meaningful new ‘ization’?" and will present a paper on the subject of "Financialisation as an enabler of innovation? The case of UK biotech".

VICO Final Conference 2011

29 June 2011 - 01 July 2011

FINNOV researchers have been invited to attend and chair discussions at the VICO final conference entitled "Entrepreneurial finance: the real impact". This event will conclude a 3-year study funded by the European Commission 7th Framework around the topic of the impact of Venture Capital and Private Equity financing on the economic performance of innovative entrepreneurial ventures.


23 June 2011 - 25 June 2011

FINNOV is proud to sponsor 16th Annual Workshop on Economics and Heterogeneous Interacting Agents. The workshop is organised by the Polytechnic University of Marche and offers an opportunity to present the latest research on various aspects of the economy as a complex system made up of multiple heterogeneous interacting agents.

ERES 2011

15 June 2011 - 9:00 - 18 June 2011 - 17:00

Petr Zemcik (leader of WP 6) will be attending the European Real Estate Society Conference 2011 and presenting his work on the subject of Housing Services and Volatility Bounds with Real Estate Returns.

FINNOV Annual Workshop 2011

19 May 2011 - 20 May 2011

FINNOV Second Annual Workshop took place on 19-20 May 2011at the Economics Institute in Prague, Czech Republic. The FINNOV researchers had an opportunity to present their latest findings. To view presentations and slides, please click on the links below. For more FINNOV videos, please visit our FINNOV YouTube channel.

American Real Estate Society Annual Meeting 2011

13 April 2011 - 16 April 2011

At the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Real Estate Society (ARES) Petr Zemcik (team leader of WP 6 and Ashot Tsharakyan (WP 6) presented FINNOV findings. The title of the presentation was Rent Deregulation, Tenure Choice, Real Estate Price Expectations, and Consumption.

DIME Final Conference 2011

06 April 2011 - 9:00 - 08 April 2011 - 17:00

Two FINNOV researchers, Professor Giovanni Dosi (Leader of WP 4) and Professor Lubomir Lizal (WP 6), are involved in organising the sessions for the DIME Final conference. Professor Dosi is managing the session on the subject of Growth and Development and Professor Lizal is coordinating the session around the topic of Economic Dynamics and the Environment.

TEMAFIC Conference

15 December 2010 - 17 December 2010

The TEMAFIC conference on the Financial Constraints, Firm and Aggregate Dynamics received the financial support of the EU through the Network of Excellence DIME (Dynamics of Institutions and Markets), and through the FP7 Project FINNOV (Finance, Innovation & Growth).

EAEPE 2010 Conference

28 October 2010 - 16:00 - 30 October 2010 - 17:00

FINNOV researchers from the University of Bordeaux (WP 5) organised the 2010 Conference for the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE). EAEPE is an active scholarly association in the area of institutional economics broadly conceived.

Lisbon Civic Forum 2010

20 October 2010 - 9:00 - 21 October 2010 - 16:00

Professor Mariana Mazzucato (FINNOV Consortium Coordinator and Leader for WP 1 and WP 2) was invited to the Lisbon Civic Forum 2010 to present FINNOV project findings and policy recommendations as a result of the first 18 months of FINNOV research.

EARIE 2010

02 September 2010 - 9:00 - 04 September 2010 - 17:00

Pelin Demirel (WP 2) and Federico Tamagni (WP 4) presented the FINNOV findings during the session on the Firm Growth at the 37th Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE).

EC Exploratory Workshop on the Future of the SSH Programme

28 June 2010 - 9:00 - 17:00

As an example of a successful FP7 project, FINNOV representatives were invited to participate at the exploratory workshop on the directions of the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities programme for 2012-2013. The FINNOV presentation focused on the advantages/disadvantages of participating in the EU-funded project research project.

Schumpeter Conference 2010

21 June 2010 - 24 June 2010

The 13th Conference of the International Schumpeter Society took place at Aalborg Congress and Culture Centre, Europa Plads 4, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark on 21-24 June 2010. The title of the conference was "Innovation, Organisation, Sustainability and Crises".

EC Hearing on Social Innovation

01 June 2010 - 17:30 - 19:30

The FINNOV Coordinator, Prof Mazzucato, was invited to take part in the hearing on "Social Innovation" with Ms. Patricia Reilly, a member of the cabinet of the European Commissioner responsible for research and innovation.

Europe 2020 - Innovation Insights from European Research in Socio-economic Sciences

01 June 2010 - 9:00 - 17:00

FINNOV Project was selected to be presented at the conference "Europe 2020 strategy - Innovation insights from European research in socio-economic sciences" organised by the European Commission (Jean-Michel Baer and Pierre Valette).

Innovation and Inequality Workshop

15 May 2010 - 9:45 - 16 May 2010 - 13:00

For more information on this project please visit the Innov-Eq project website.

The Innovation and Inequality: New Indicators from Pharma and Beyond workshop was sponsored by DIME (Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe), The Open University’s Centre for Innovation, Knowledge and Development (IKD) and FINNOV, an EC FP7 project.

FINNOV Annual Workshop 2010

13 May 2010 - 9:30 - 14 May 2010 - 16:00


US Corporations in the Recovery & Beyond

22 April 2010 - 19:00 - 23 April 2010 - 21:30

Americans have supported a heightened role for the government in restoring economic growth. And there has been much concern about how to stabilize and regulate financial firms. For a return to prosperity, however, Americans will have to rely on healthy non-financial corporations.

Preparatory Meeting "EU-2020 strategy - Insights on Innovation from European Research"

28 January 2010 - 9:00 - 17:00

The event was organised by Pierre Valette, the Head of Research in the Economic, Social sciences and Humanities –Unit based at the EC’s Directorate-General Research, in preparation for the EU conference entitled "EU-2020 strategy - Insights from European research in socioeconomic sciences".

Improving Governance in European Innovation Policy

26 November 2009 - 10:00 - 27 November 2009 - 16:00

FINNOV’s relevance and success made it the only project invited to the “Improving Governance in European Innovation Policy” workshop.

Financial Institutions and Economic Security Conference

21 May 2009 - 22 May 2009

The conference created a high-profile forum to delve into the role of financial institutions in supporting or undermining economic security in the advanced nations of the West, and the implications for industrial innovation and economic performance.

FINNOV Project Kick-off Meeting

07 May 2009 - 08 May 2009

FINESS International Scientific Conference

05 March 2009 - 10:30 - 06 March 2009 - 16:00

Dr Andrea Mina presented the FINNOV project to the FINESS team to encourage further collaboration and exchange of ideas between FINESS and FINNOV researchers.