A platform for informal thinking, learning and debate
The 6CP network meets at irregular intervals to discuss the latest developments in innovation practices, policies and research. The aim of these meetings is to further our understanding of innovation policies and practices and to improve the coordination of efforts in the field, by bringing together experts from various countries, sectors and disciplines to share their insights and experiences and to debate common issues of interest and concern.
The first 6CP workshop dates back to 1976. In the ensuing years, many topics have been covered on relevant and pressing issues of the day. Information about past workshops is available.
6CP member organizations take turns organizing and hosting these events, and coordinating the preparation of background papers and presentations. A special effort is made to balance conceptual issues and empirical case studies, and to attract a wide array of policy-makers and practitioners from both the public and private sectors. Participants take part in these workshops in a personal capacity rather than as formal representatives of their organizations. This creates an atmosphere of informality that stimulates open and candid exchanges of information and views.
The 6CP workshops present ideal opportunities for networking with other leading experts in the field, while sharing perspectives on new developments and best practices. If you are interested in participating in the next workshop or would like further information, please contact a member of the Steering Committee from your country or, if your country is not represented, the Committee chairperson. General information requests can be directed to the 6CP Secretariat