Geoeconomics by Design: Impact on Technological Innovation

Discover the fusion of engineering ingenuity and geoeconomic strategy in Panel IV of Helsinki Geoeconomics Week 2024.

“Geoeconomics by Design” bridges the gap between geoeconomists and engineers, delving into how research security, as a facet of economic security, influences private-sector technological innovation.

This panel examines the profound ways in which geoeconomic factors shape the pathways of technological advancement and design.

Engage in thought-provoking discussions about the interplay between global economic dynamics and technological innovation, exploring questions like: How do geoeconomic considerations affect the direction and nature of technological development? What is the impact of economic security on technological design?

Join us to explore these vital intersections where technology and geoeconomics converge.


  • Tech-Geoeconomics Intersection: This session explores the intersection of geoeconomics and technological innovation, focusing on how geoeconomic strategies drive technological advancements and their implications for global tech industries.
  • Cautionary Tales: Recalling Huawei and TikTok as cautionary tales highlights that tech firms in the West and critical technological infrastructures need to be wary of the geopolitical risks inherent in design choices. Similar concerns have been raised regarding companies like ZTE and DJI, which have faced scrutiny over security and data privacy issues.
  • Key Challenges: The panel will address the challenges of securing supply chains and protecting research while balancing efficiency.
  • Best Practices: Emphasizing best practices for maintaining robust and resilient supply chains amid geopolitical tensions to ensure continued technological innovation and research security.


Sarah Bauerle Danzman, Indiana University (chair)
Raluca Csernatoni, Carnegie Europe
Patrik Gayer, Silo AI
Stefan Lindström, Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tim Rühlig, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

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