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Bringing Emerging Technologies into Legacy Sectors: Examples from Europe and the U.S.

Major legacy sectors – such as energy, transport and manufacturing – make up over half of the economy and are often resistant to “disruptive innovations” with the potential to generate economic growth and employment. In their new book, authors William Bonvillian and Charles Weiss identify the shared features underlying obstacles to innovation in these sectors.

Date & Time

Oct. 28, 2015
10:00am – 11:00am

Location

4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Bringing Emerging Technologies into Legacy Sectors: Examples from Europe and the U.S.

Major legacy sectors – such as energy, transport and manufacturing – make up over half of the economy and are often in need of “disruptive innovations” with the potential to generate economic growth and employment. In their new book, authors William Bonvillian and Charles Weiss identify the shared features and underlying obstacles to innovation in these sectors and ways to overcome them. The authors will discuss legacy sectors as a global problem, detailing legacy challenges in European economies – particularly Germany and France – in comparison to those in the U.S. and other parts of the world.


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Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting Europe’s relations with the rest of the world through scholars-in-residence, seminars, international conferences and publications. These programmatic activities cover wide-ranging topics include: European energy security, the role of the European Union and NATO, democratic transitions, and counter-terrorism, among others. The program also investigates comparatively European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including migration, global governance, and relations with Russia, China and the Middle East.  Read more

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