Our aim is to question the characteristics of the European scientific base, highlighting some structural weaknesses in the system of scientific research and in the system for transfer of technology and knowledge from research universities to corporate actors. Focusing on the French scenario we draw some conclusions on what should be an appropriate science policy as a prerequisite of industrial policy. More specifically we will focus on particular channel of interactions between University and Industry.
Patrick LLERENA is Professor in Economics, since 1988 at the Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Strasbourg ; researcher at Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée (CNRS UMR n 7522), University of Strasbourg, France. He was CEO of the Foundation University of Strasbourg from 2009 to 2015, and former vice-director and director of the BETA from 1991 to 2008.
He has published numerous articles in academic journals and edited books in the following fields: Economics and Management of Creativity and Innovation; Economics of Science; Theories of the firm and of organisation; Scientific and Innovation Policies and Decision theory under uncertainty. In particular two books were published: “Technology policies in a Knowledge-based Economy: theories and practices”, with Mireille MATT (eds), Springer Verlarg, 2005 and “Option valuation for energy issues”, with Katrin OSTERTAG, Alban RICHARD (eds), FhG Verlag, Stuttgart, 2004. He was, from 2005 to 2011, co-coordinator of a Network of Excellence funded by the EU: DIME ‘Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe’. He has been from 2009 to 2013 member of the ‘Expertkommission für Forschung und Innovationen’ (EFI), Berlin, Germany. He was from 2011 to 2014, first member of the Higher Level Economic Policy Expert Group ‘Innovation for Growth’ (I4G) until 2013 then of the 'Research, Innovation, and Science Policy Experts High Level Group' (RISE); Brussels. He is heading a Chair in Management of Creativity at the University of Strasbourg, support by the Fondation Université de Strasbourg and a group of local companies. Since mid-80's he has published in the most prestigious international journal of his fields of competences.