Overview Program

This is just an overview of the main timings of DRUID21. You may want to consult the full updated program in a mobile friendly format, available from the drop-down above.

Monday, October 18

9:00-12:00  Professional Development Workshops (PDWs)

12:00  Conference registration

13:00  Welcome 

13:15-14.30 Opening plenary: “Challenges to Science Accentuated by the COVID-19 Health Crisis"
Kate O'Brien, Reinhilde Veugelers, and interventions by DRUID scholars

14:30-15:00 Coffee conversations

15:00-16:30 Parallel paper sessions 1

16:30-17:00 Coffee conversations

17:00-18:30 Parallel paper sessions 2

18:30-19:30 DRUID DRINKS reception


Tuesday, October 19

9:00-10:30 Parallel paper sessions 3

10:30-11:00 Coffee conversations and Poster Session 1

11:00-12:00 Keynote: "Do Patents Work? (And What Else Might?) Evidence from Pharmaceutical Innovation" 
Margaret Kyle

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:30 DRUID DEBATE on 'Mission-Oriented' Innovation Policy
Motion: "The recent shift towards ‘mission-oriented’ innovation policy away from more broad based policies is misconceived and will lead to lower social and economic benefits".
Speaking for the motion: Mercedes Delgado and Maureen McKelvey
Speaking against the motion: Koen Frenken and Caetano Penna

14:30-15:00 Coffee conversations and Poster Session 2

15:00-16:30 Parallel paper sessions 4

16:30-19:00 DRUID DISCOVERIES excursions (registration and pre-payment required)

19.00-23:00 DRUID DINNER and Paper Award Ceremony


Wednesday, October 20

9:00-10:30 Parallel paper sessions 5

10:30-11:00 Coffee conversations

11:00-12:00 DRUID DIRECTIONS parallel keynotes

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:30 DRUID DEBATE Laboratory Experiments 
Motion: "Despite merits in terms of establishing causality in particular settings, studies based purely on laboratory experiments lack an important degree of external validity, leading them to yield only very limited scientific progress within the innovation, entrepreneurship and strategy field”. 
Speaking for the motion: Marco Giarratana and Valentina Tartari
Speaking against the motion: Daniella Laureiro-Martínez and Henry Sauerman

14:30-15:00 Coffee conversations

15:00-16:30 Parallel paper sessions 6

16:30-17:00 Conference closing

20:00-01:00 DRUID DECADENCE afterparty (registration and pre-payment required)