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Public-Private Partnerships for Innovation

09/02/2010 (dd/mm/yyyy) | Madrid

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The ESADE Alumni Public Managment Club invites you to this lecture-discussion titled "Public-Private Partnerships for Innovation".

Governance and the provision of public and general-interest services are taking a variety of different forms. Over the past three decades, we have seen a continual process of transition from a bureaucratic state to a state dedicated to the creation of public and relational value. In this context, the management of resources in the public and private sectors, as well as in civil society, works by means of relational forms of cooperation and partnership. This provides a new paradigm for the management of public policies.

Public-private partnerships are also a source of difficulties and problems. In order for PPPs to be able to overcome their limitations, we must ensure the compatibility and synergy of the purpose and operation conditions proposed by the governance actions of the public administration, as well as the interests and conditioning factors to which private companies and social organisations are subjected. We must therefore accept that the management of PPPs requires education and cultural change within institutions in terms of perceptions, management instruments, and the ongoing relations between the public sector and the private and social sectors.

This session will focus on one specific area of PPPs: innovation. It will feature guest speakers from the public sector (IMADE, CAM) and the private sector (Everis) who have experience with partnerships in this area. Through an academic approach and case studies, we will address question such as:
1. Why should we form partnerships on innovation?
2. How can we form partnerships on innovation?
3. What complexities and challenges are posed by innovation-related PPPs? How can these partnerships be managed satisfactorily?

Àngel Saz Carranza, researcher at ESADE’s Institute of Public Governance and Management 

Rachid Harrús, Director of Corporate Innovation, Everis

Javier Soriano, Director of  the Cluster Network, Madrid Network


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