Symposium on intellectual property, innovation and health
As one of the centres of global innovation, property rights and relatively open markets continue to serve the European economy and its people well. Increasingly, however, these foundations of prosperty and well-being are being threatened. What are the potential impacts of efforts to undermine property rights on European innovation, economic growth and job creation? What effect would these measures have on European health care systems? And how should European governments respond?
Join IPN and CEPOS, a Danish think tank, for a morning discussion of these important questions. We welcome two expert speakers who will provide their views. The agenda for the morning discussion, held at CEPOS' offices in Central Copenhagen, will be:
9:00 Opening remarks
9:10 The importance of property rights in fostering European innovation
by Dr Fredrik Erixon, Executive Director, ECIPE, Brussels, Belgium
9:40 Is there a role for market forces in European health care systems? A lesson from Switzerland and beyond
by Alphonse Crespo of Institut Constant de Rebeque, Switzerland
10:10 Question and answers
<a target=_blank href=http://www.cepos.dk>CEPOS website</a>.