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6th Foundational Economy Conference: Latest research results around everyday economy and potentials for strengthening and building better start-up systems

Under the motto "Exploring the Foundational Economy for a Just Transition", academics and practitioners at the Vienna University of Technology will discuss measures of ecosocial transformation and critically examine the concept of the foundational economy.

The 6th Foundational Economy Conference takes place at the TU Wien

From September 14 to 16, 2023, the 6th Foundational Economy Conference entitled "Exploring the Foundational Economy for a Just Transition" will take place at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). It is organized by the TU Wien - Institute of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy in cooperation with the Competence Center Everyday Economics and the Foundational Economy Collective.

About 30 working group sessions and discussions in the fields of public infrastructures, services of general interest and local supply.

The conference will be attended by around 200 researchers, people from public enterprises, public administration, advocacy groups and NGOs. Keynotes will be delivered by Julie Froud from the University of Manchester, Corinna Dengler from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Mathew Lawrence from the Common Wealth Think Tank, and Max Koch from Lund University, and will also be accessible via livestream. In about 30 working group sessions, researchers will present their latest research results around the core areas of everyday economics - public infrastructures, services of general interest and local supply - and participants will discuss current challenges and new approaches on how a good life for all is possible within planetary boundaries.

Prominent guests from politics and science

On September 14, a high-profile panel discussion will take place in German with simultaneous translation into English, featuring, among others, the Federal Minister for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation & Technology, Leonore Gewessler, and the Executive City Councillor for Climate, Environment, Democracy and Human Resources of the City of Vienna, Jürgen Czernohorszky.

The final program of the 6th Start-up Economics Conference can be found here. The conference will take place at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) and participation is free of charge. The conference language is English.

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