Wednesday, 24th of May, 2006

9:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee
10:00 - 12:30 Session 1: Regional Innovation Policy
Chairman: S. Walukiewicz

Welcome note (S. Walukiewicz, W. Włosiński)
From Coal Mining to Mind Mining - towards a Knowledge Driven Economy in Silesia Voivodship (L. Palmen)
IKINET - Objectives, Methodology, Implementation (R. Cappelin)
EURODITE - Objectives, Methodology, Implementation (S. MacNeill)
Clusters and Clustering in Styria (G. Holzshlag)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Session 2: Governments - Governance - Regional Development Policies
Round Table Discussion
Chairman: R. Pohoryles

List of panellists:
B. Asheim
R. Cappellin
J. Kołodziejski
S. MacNeill
L. Palmen
J. Stachowicz
T. Żółtowski
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30-18:30 Session 3: Macro-level Economic Indicators
Chairman: R. Cappellin

Constructing Regional Advantage (B. Asheim)
System Analysis of Social Capital of the Firm Level (S. Walukiewicz)
Global Competitiveness of EU Medium Technology Sectors (T. Ward)
19:00 - 20:00 Sightseeing walk through the Warsaw Old Town
20:00 - Conference Dinner

Thursday, 25th of May, 2006

9:00-11:00 Session 4: Methodology 1
Chairman: R. Wink

Geographical agglomerations within clusters and the subsidiary development of local networks (Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH)
The Role of Institutions and Social Capital in Knowledge Creation (Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH)
Clustering and Cohesion Policy (Applica sprl)
Clusters and Temporary Geographical Proximity (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Paris)
Clusters and Institutions. Towards a Reassessment of the Role Played by Local Institutions in the Transfer of Knowledge and the Setting of Local Networks (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Paris)
11:00- 11:30 Coffee break
11:30-13:30 Session 5: Methodology 2
Chairman: R. Cappellin

Geographical and Relational Proximities in the European Airbus Project (University of Wales, Cardiff)
Aerospace Industry Outsourcing in Two 'Clusters' in Wales, UK (University of Wales, Cardiff)
Innovation and Knowledge Creation in the SMEs of an Aeronautical Industrial Cluster (Universita di Roma "Tor Vergata")
Intermediate Institutions for Interactive Learning Processes in a "Governance" Perspective: the Case Study of Aeronautical Pole in Campania Region (Universita di Roma "Tor Vergata")
European Interregional Boundary Spanning Institutions (Ruhr-Forschungsinstitut für Innovations- und Strukturpolitik)
Social Capital and Knowledge Management in an Organization (Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences)
13:30- 15:00 Lunch
15:00-17:00 Session 6: Proinnovative networks for regional development
Chairman: S. Stachowicz

(Presentation of results of the research project N° 2H02D 03225 financed by the Polish Ministry of Education and Science)
17:00-17:30 Closing Session