Innogen · News · November 11, 2013

Mastroeni undertakes Canadian speaking tour on European regulation and innovation

Mastroeni undertakes Canadian speaking tour on European regulation and innovation

Mastroeni presents lectures on European genetically modified crop regulation and European industrial policy at Canadian universities

Michele Mastroeni recently embarked on a short speaking tour in Canada to discuss his work on European genetically modified crop regulation and European innovation policy.

Mastroeni presented three lectures on “Regulating Genetically Modified Crops: A European Perspective,” in which he discussed risk perception and risk management in the European treatment of genetically modified (GM) crops. The lectures were based on his work on European regulation of genetically modified crops and Innogen case studies of two GM crops through the European Food Safety Authority undertaken with colleagues, Joyce Tait and James Mittra, and presented at the Dalhousie University European Union Centre of Excellence, the Dalhousie Agricultural College, and at the Canada-Europe Business Lecture at the Carlton University European Union Centre of Excellence.

For more on GM crop regulation, watch Mastroeni’s Canada-Europe Business Lecture.

Additionally, Mastroeni presented two lectures on “Regional Innovation Policies in a Globally Connected Environment: Lessons from Europe”, based on his work at Innogen with Alessandro Rosiello. His discussions focused on identifying some of the limitations facing innovation policy in Europe and he put forward an approach to overcome these limitations for policymakers and industry. Mastroeni presented this lecture at Dalhousie University as part of its Innovation Course, and also spoke at the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) at the University of Ottawa.

For more on regional innovation policies, read Mastroeni’s guest post for the CIPS Blog.