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Bocconi Research for Europe and the World Economy

The Sharing Economy of Innovation
an open debate among researchers and business leaders

23 October 2017
,  5:00pm
Bocconi University
Aula Magna Via Roentgen 1

Ashish Arora (Duke University), Ilaria Capua (University of Florida), Alfonso Gambardella (Bocconi University), Eric von Hippel (MIT), Maria Lillà Montagnani (Bocconi University), Diego Piacentini (Italian Government), Marco Tronchetti Provera (Pirelli), Gianmario Verona (Bocconi University)

The history of humanity is one of steady progress marked by moments of great discovery: the cognitive, agricultural and industrial revolutions each catapulted mankind into a new era.  In the 21st century, the data revolution has already made it easy for anyone to share cars, workspaces or couches – or knowledge.  But for centuries we have learned that “knowledge is power”, and companies have generally guarded their market knowledge and research secrets jealously.  

That is now, to some extent surprisingly, changing.

The gigantic amount of data now available and the cost of processing it has moved companies and research institutions to open up, pool data and utilize shared, efficient processing centers: engaged in a virtuous circuit, organizations do share innovation and data to produce new and better innovations. Their competitors do the same. In the Sharing Economy of Innovation, all are contributors and all beneficiaries.

This event at Bocconi, organized as part of the project Bocconi Research for Europe and the World Economy (BREWE), brings together distinguished figures representing every aspect of this important trend: research scientists, public officials, legal experts, and business leaders will present and compare their views with economists and management scholars.


Bocconi Research for Europe and the World Economy (BREWE)
The Bocconi Research for Europe and the World Economy aims to blend the international strength of the university’s academic research with our long tradition as a forum for public debate on pressing questions for policymakers and business leaders. At the service of society and communities of practice, Bocconi’s academic research can stimulate debate to support leaders and executives in the changing landscape of the global economy and society.

The program has a macro and micro component, both incorporating multi-disciplinary elements that blend economics and management with social, policy, and practice analysis. Two public events are held per year as part of the program. The macro and micro themes for the Spring and Fall 2017 editions are, respectively:

Globalization at a Turning Point? Challenges for Europe, coordinated by Guido Tabellini, with a public event on 13 March 2017 taking advantage of both the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome and the 10th anniversary of the foundation of the European Research Council (ERC Week).

BREWE: previous editions


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