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OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2016

oecdddThis report, published by OECD, aims to inform policy makers and analysts on recent and future changes in global science, technology and innovation (STI) patterns and their potential implications on and for national and international STI policies. Based on the most recent data available, the report provides comparative analysis of new policies and instruments being used in OECD countries and a number of major emerging economies to boost the contribution of science and innovation to growth and to global and social challenges. Continue reading…

Cities, Data, and Digital Innovation

cities-data-digital_innovationThe Paper “Cities, Data, and Digital Innovation”, published by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG ), Canada, looks at opportunities for city governments to harness the data revolution. The paper charts the course of big data and digital innovation in Toronto and London, UK, and offers a recipe for success.

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Call for Submissions for ICEIRD 2017 is now open!

International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD 2017) The call for submissions for the 10th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD 2017) is now open. If you are you an academic, a university technology manager, an entrepreneur, a policy-maker, an investor or you represent a business interested in the theory and practice of university-industry links as well as innovation, entrepreneurship, and regional development? Continue reading…

Sustainability Awards – Researchers nomination

sustainabily-awardThe World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award are funded to encourage new research initiatives and developments in sustainability with the ultimate aim to foster the transfer from sustainability research to sustainable practices and societies. Sustainability is understood as the interdependence between economic, social, and environmental concerns for mutually beneficial regional and global development, it is associated with a multitude of academic disciplines, Continue reading…

Data and Analytics Innovation: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges

data_analytics_and_innovationThis report, published by U.S. Government Accountability Office, presents the results of a forum on recent developments in the area of data, analysis, and innovation—and key implications for related economic opportunities, challenges to realizing such opportunities, new pathways to societal benefits, and privacy concerns. Continue reading…

Science, Research and Innovation performance of the EU

science research and innovation performance in euAccording to the corporate authors the European Commission and Directorate-General for Research and innovation, research and innovation are key to building a prosperous future for the EU. They therefore figure prominently in the Europe 2020 strategy and the European Semester process and underpin progress towards the 10 priorities of the Juncker Commission, from providing a new boost to jobs, growth and investment, to developing the digital single market and developing the Energy Union. Continue reading…

A Vision for Europe: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World

a_vision_for_EuropeThe book “Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World – a vision for Europe” brings together some of the key conceptual insights behind the “Three Os” and highlights actions that are already taking place or are being prepared. It is hoped that the ideas and initiatives described in the book will stimulate anyone interested in European research and innovation, encourage debate and lead to new ideas on what the European Union should do, should not do, or do differently. Continue reading…

HOW INNOVATION AGENCIES WORK: International lessons to inspire and inform national strategies

Nesta report how innovation agencies workIn this interesting and well documented report, authored by Alex Glennie and Kirsten Bound, published by NESTA on May 2016, a number of international lessons to inspire and inform national strategies on how innovation agencies work are being presented. According to Dan Breznitz, the report pursues three ambitions. Continue reading…

EU research under H2020: Visualisation of funded projects

Η2020 visualizationsCORDIS published a dataset containing projects funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation (H2020) from 2014 to 2020. Based upon the published dataset the following visualisations have been made possible using Google Spreadsheets. Continue reading…

Report: Innovation Analytics

Analytics2Innovation Analytics: A guide to new data and measurement in innovation policy is a report published by Nesta, focusing on novel ways to make use of official data. This will gradually help to explore and better understand various sectors regarding innovation policy, while at the same time overcome challenges arising from the use of that kind of data. Continue reading…