Trust in Innovative Economy
At the plenary meeting, one of the speakers was Prof. Dr. Helmut Karl, head of WIPO3 Chair of Economic Policy, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, (Bochum, Germany).
His report was devoted to the issues of innovation regional policy from the point of view of knowledge-intensive production and research activities. The professor explained why innovation policy should be pursued in relation to space and geography, and also revealed the main features of trust in the innovative economy and touched the topic of production volumes based on such factors as capital and labor.
Mr. Helmut Karl, what are your impressions of the anniversary economic forum?
- I was surprised by a large variety of people of different nationalities. There are a lot of children here. I am pleasantly surprised by the manner you work with them.
Is this your first time in Yekaterinburg?
- Yes, it is my first visit to Yekaterinburg but the second time in Russia
What have you already managed to see in the capital of the Urals and what did you like most?
- I had a chance to see a little of everything. I was amazed and surprised by the city center and the city pond.
Did you manage to interact with other forum participants?
- Yes, we constructively communicated with representatives of Cameroon.
-Your report at the plenary session was devoted to the innovative economy. Why did you decide to speak on this topic?
- I believe that the topic is very important for Yekaterinburg and the region. The city and the region are developing very dynamically. Innovation is a key factor, and it seemed to me that this is very important today.
In your opinion, what practical value has the forum for the younger generation?
Young people come here and see how the University lives; they study, and follow an example of successful students.