Symposium in Brussels  /  May 12, 2022, 15:30 - 18:30 h

Innovation and Systems Change: Opportunities for Society and Governance

System transformations are among the central challenges of research and innovation policy in the coming years. The symposium in Brussels on May 12th 2022, organised as part of Fraunhofer ISI's anniversary activities, brought together friends and partners of Fraunhofer ISI to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with system change as well as new approaches to solutions for society and governance with a view to a sustainable, transformation-oriented policy. 


15:30 Welcome speech by Prof. Jakob Edler, Managing Director of Fraunhofer ISI
15:40 Keynote speech by Joanna Drake, Deputy Director of DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission
16:00 »Challenges and success factors for system transformations: Insights from energy transition and innovation policy«, impulse lectures by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Eichhammer, Dr. Stephanie Daimer and Prof. Dr. Karoline Rogge (Fraunhofer ISI)

Four parallel discussions on the following topics:

  • »Technological sovereignty as a new conceptual framework for innovation policy«
  • »Regulation, innovation & innovation policy«
  • »Requirements of strategic intelligence«
  • »Social innovations for transformation?«
17:30 Panel discussion: »How can sector policy be better linked to research and innovation policy?«
18:30 Closing with a buffet