Redesigning pharmaceutical R&D landscape for post-COVID-19 economy

— The College of Management of Technology is proud to contribute again to the launch of a new platform within the Enterprise for Society Center, connecting researchers of the 3 partenering institutions (UNIL-HEC, IMD and EPFL). In this platform, CDM Faculty member Prof. Dominique Foray explores (with UNIL colleague Prof. Annamaria Conti and IMD Prof. Goutam Challagalla) the pharmaceutical R&D landscape for the post-COVID-19 economy.

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COVID-19: Insights from Innovation Economists

— Innovation economists at the College of Management of Technology have published a report on the COVID-19 crisis. It covers topics such as: why is society investing so little on vaccine research? What roles do patents play in this crisis? How can we assess the short term policy (over)reaction in re-allocating so much funding to this field? And finally what are the lessons for the future?


New publication on the economics of social innovation by Prof. Foray

— Prof. Dominique Foray has published a new article entitled "On the economics of social innovation – a conceptual framework and its policy implications" in the Innovation – Organization & Management Journal.

Prof. Dominique Foray © 2019 EPFL

Dominique Foray appointed new chairman of the KOF Advisory Board

— The Swiss Economic Institute (KOF – Konjunkturforschungsstelle) of the ETH Zürich has appointed Prof. Dominique Foray as the new chairman of the KOF Advisory Board in 2018, for a period of 4 years.

Dominique Guellec, OCDE © 2019 EPFL

Innovation Policy and Digitalization

— Dominique Guellec is Head of the Science and Technology Policy Division of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He was invited by the College of Management of Technology to discuss the major societal implications of digitalization. Professor Gaétan de Rassenfosse took the opportunity to interview him.