The American Corner@IST, in collaboration with the Department of Engineering and Management (DEG), will organise the next IST Distinguished Lecture.
- 8th July 2021, 5 p.m. – Online (via Zoom)
- Speaker: David B. Audretsch (Distinguished Professor; Ameritech Chair of Economic Development; Director, Institute for Development Strategies; O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. Co-founder of Small Business Economics/Springer. Consultant to the United Nations, World Bank, OCDE, European Commission, and the US Department of State.)
- Title: “Linking Entrepreneurship to Innovation and Job Creation”
A world beset by societal and economic challenges seeks new knowledge and ideas championing innovative remedies for a better path forward. An important insight from this past generation of research is that new ideas alone do not suffice to generate the requisite innovation and creativity to overcome such societal challenges. Rather, entrepreneurship plays a key role for the conduit bridging between new thinking and ideas and their implementation and commercialization through innovative activity. In the post-covid globalized era, where innovation goes, employment will follow.
- Moderator: Rui Baptista (Full Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, IST/Department of Engineering and Management; member of CEG-Centre for Management Studies – research unit).
Note: Video lecture is available on YouTube channel ‘tecnicotv’.