Frank Verboven - Titular Professor of the Innovation & Regulation in Digital Services Chair - Professeur Titulaire de la Chaire Innovation & Régulation des Services Numériques.
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Leveraging Technological Change: The Role of Business Models and Ecosystems

Jointly with University College London and the Centre de Recherche en Gestion (CRG) de l’Ecole Polytechnique, the Innovation and Regulation in Digital Services Chair organized a research workshop in London, last March 19th, on the role of business models and ecosystems in leveraging technological changes.The aim of this workshop was to identify and foster new approaches to the traditional question of relationships among stakeholders in a given industrial sector : which role of new modes of governance, new ways of thinking cooperation and sharing of competences, and the role of innovation in fueling and transforming traditional partnership and creative processes.

Academics from the UK and France debated on this issues.

See the programme of this workshop and abstract of the presentations.

Economics of Personal Data


The “Innovation & Regulation in Digital Services” Chair, is organizing next June 16th, in Paris, a conference on economics of personal data.
Three economists internationally renowned : A. Aquisti, P. Seabright and F.Etro, have agreed to present their views on services offerings, competition, growth,…
This Conference will also face this views to more institutional and legal approaches bringing together representatives of European institutions and academics.

Governance of robots

2:30 pm

Research and innovation on robotics and autonomous systems open debates in various sectors as transportation, health, defense and security, personal assistance, information etc… Philosophy, anthropology, sociology, law … these are disciplines naturally invited to a shared reflection on regulatory issues raised by robotics and digital networks.

The Innovation & Regulation Chair organized, February 25th, in Paris, a research seminar that aims to constitute a work and research program: the objective was to join together researchers and professionals on innovation and regulation on these domains.

Jean-Michel BESNIER, professor of philosophy, Paris IV – Sorbonne University, David FILLIAT, professor, ENSTA Paris Tech, Marie-Anne Frison-Roche, professor of economic law, Institute of Political Sciences in Paris, Alexei GRINBAUM, researcher at LARSIM laboratory, CEA-Saclay, Stéphanie LACOUR, researcher at CNRS, Centre for Studies on International Legal Cooperation (CECOJI) (CNRS / Université de Poitiers), Marina MAESTRUTTI, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, presented their views and animate a pluridiciplinary work.

Summary of the debates is coming soon.

More information from Philippe Chantepie :

Economics of Information and Communications Technologies


Paris, January 24-25, 2014

Hosted by the Innovation & Regulation Chair at Telecom ParisTech, this 2-day international conference gathered in Paris academic researchers involved in the field of the economics of Information & Communication Technologies. Theoretical, empirical as well as policy-oriented articles were presented on : Search Engine and Internet, Two-sided markets, Media, Net Neutrality, Broadband, Telecoms and Internet.

Organizing committee: Marc BOURREAU – Lukasz GRZYBOWSKI – Frank VERBOVEN

Keynote speakers :

Avi GOLDFARB (University of Toronto) : “Crowdfunding and the Geography of Innovation”

Yossi SPIEGEL (Tel Aviv University) : “Social Media and Buyers’Power: The Cottage Cheese Boycott”

See the detailed programme and papers of the conference