Organext seminar: Emerging technologies in a regional context - 2012/03/01

January 26, 2012


ORGANEXT seminar ICIS - UNU-Merit

Thursday March 1st, 2012


PROGRAMME

10h00-10h30

 Registration - Coffee and tea

10h30-10h45

 Word of welcome


 Raf Sluismans (UNU-Merit, Maastricht, the Netherlands)
 10h45-11h00

 Introduction to the Organext project


 Jean Manca (Hasselt University, Belgium)
 11h00-11h45

 Dynamics of emerging technologies and barriers to disruptive innovation


 René Kemp (ICIS, Maastricht, The Netherlands)
 11h45-12h30

 Innovation dynamics in regional context and lessons for innovators and policy


 Lars Coenen (Lund University, Sweden)
 12h30-13h30

 Regional Lunch

 13h30-14h15

 Waiting games in the field of nano-electronics


 Alireza Parandian ( Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands)
 14h15-15h00

 Results from a market survey and consumer survey about solar PV


 Marc Dijk (ICIS, The Netherlands)
 15h00-15h15

 Coffee and tea break

 15h15-15h45

 OPV patent study


 Julie Leroy (Cluster TWEED, Liège, Belgium),
 Catherine Delvenne (Cide Socran, Liège, Belgium)
 15h45-16h15

 Probing the market for OPV through user valuation of product characteristics


 Sebastien Lizin (Hasselt University, Belgium)
 16h15-17h00

 Market predictions, strategies for valorization and suggestions for Organext


 Jan Kroon (ECN, The Netherlands)
 17h00-18h00

 Meet & Greet with drinks

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Please send your name, surname and affiliation by e-mail to Liesbeth Noben l.noben@maastrichtuniversity.nl
by Monday February 27th at the latest.

VENUE:

ICIS
Kapoenstraat 2
6211 KW Maastricht
The Netherlands

DIRECTIONS TO ICIS:

Follow the link below to the interactive Google Map for the ICIS address and to get directions from anywhere in Europe:

Kapoenstraat 2
Maastricht University, 6211 Maastricht
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Since the Kapoenstraat is in the middle of the historic city of Maastricht, it is not easy to find a parking space. The closest carpark is Q-Park at the Vrijthof.
You can find more parking possibilities at http://www.parkeren-maastricht.nl
























PURPOSE OF THE SEMINAR

The purpose of the seminar is to discuss the topic of emerging technologies in regional context, to obtain a better understanding of the generative processes of radically new technologies for which there is not yet a market, but who have a wide range of possible applications. In the absence of real markets, such technologies are often driven by promises and research money, with commercial companies engaging in "waiting games", in an attempt to benefit from the research efforts of others and to exploit past investments in earlier generation products. Investments may be subject to hype-disillusionment cycles. The focus of the seminar is on organic solar cells, an emerging technology, which is competing with crystalline silicon solar cells and thin film solar cells (1st and 2nd generation products). Insights from studies of innovation-based regional development and studies of disruptive innovation will be applied to the topic of organic solar cells and new deposition techniques, with the aim of learning about appropriate market strategies and policy support measures. We will also examine the results of consumer research on (organic) solar PV.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Jean Manca is professor at the University of Hasselt (B) and project leader of the Organext project.

Lars Coenen is Associate Professor in Economic Geography at CIRCLE (Lund University in Sweden) with a particular interest in the geographies of innovation and sustainability transitions.

Raf Sluismans is research fellow at UNU-MERIT (NL) and project coordinator of the Strategisch Innoveren Vlaanderen project and of the Strategisch Innoveren OP Zuid project.

René Kemp is professor of innovation and sustainable development at ICIS (Maastricht University) and professorial fellow of UNU-MERIT in Maastricht.

Alireza Parandian is PhD researcher at the Technical University of Delft (NL) studying market introduction strategies and waiting games for nano-electronics.

Marc Dijk is Organext researcher at ICIS (NL) where he studies the company strategies for different generation of solar cells and wider cultural aspects of solar cell applications.

Catherine Delvenne is a consultant at Cide-Socran (spin-off of the University of Liege), with an experience of patent research and market survey.

Sebastien Lizin is an Organext researcher at Hasselt University (B) where he is performing a PhD on the integrated technology assessment of photovoltaic solar cells in order to predict organic photovoltaic solar cells' future.

Jan Kroon, solar energy expert ECN (NL), project leader HiFlex project about OPV for mobile and remote ICT applications.

 

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