Herrenhäuser Konferenz: "The New Role of the State for the Emergence and Diffusion of Innovation"

Datum der Konferenz: 
20.02.2019 bis 22.02.2019
Deadline zur Einreichung von Beiträgen (Datum): 
Art der Konferenz: 
Internationale Konferenzen
Inhaltliche Beschreibung: 

On February 20-22, 2019, the Herrenhausen Conference "The New Role of the State for the Emergence and Diffusion of Innovation" will take place in Hanover, Germany. 

The content of this international conference includes the following topics:

  • Session 1: Does innovation (policy) matter for (economic) growth?
  • Session 2: Societal Transitions and Grand Societal Challenges
  • Session 3: Multiple Roles of the State in Coping with Innovations
  • Session 4: Corporatism and Cooperation
  • Session 5: Policy Instruments to Support Innovative Changes
  • Session 6: Innovation Policy as Inclusive Strategy
  • Debate: "The role of the state is solely defined as curing market or system failures" vs. " Government shall not infringe upon market forces"
  • Interactive Debate: “How must innovation policy be balanced to deal with economic, ecological, societal and developmental issues?”
  • Lightning Talks by 10 selected young scholars
  • Workshop on Friday (22nd of February) with young scholars to summarize results of the conference in a memorandum


Please register online by January 31, 2019. There are no fees for attendance but registration is essential. The number of participants is however limited. You can only register online for the first two days of the conference, if you would like to participate in the workshop on the 22nd of February, please contact William Arant (arant@uni-bremen.de). Participation for the workshop will be very selective.


The organizers would be pleased to welcome you to the conference. Feel free to also forward this invitation to colleagues who might be interested in attending the conference. 



Dirk Fornahl (University of Bremen), Stefan Kuhlmann (University of Twente) and Uwe Cantner (Friedrich Schiller University Jena)

Land der Konferenz: 
William Arant
University of Bremen
Ort der Konferenz: 
Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany