Russian President Vladimir Putin signed Decree No. 672 on November 26 “On the creation of an innovation cluster in Moscow,” thus putting in motion an initiative of Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin that the Higher School of Economics had played an active role in developing. Throughout the past year, HSE specialists studied the best practices of the world’s innovative megacities, worked with the Moscow government to hold a series of expert discussions on the principles of forming an innovation supercluster, and developed a draft concept establishing guidelines for interactions between potential cluster participants. Over time, the planned supercluster has the potential to embrace Moscow’s entire advanced-technology economy.
Researchers at the ISSEK HSE Laboratory for Economics of Innovation Vitaliy Roud and Ekaterina Dyachenko share with some observations from fields of three science conference where were discussed current trends and new measurement tools of science, technology and innovation.
HSE ISSEK researchers Maxim Kotsemir and Sergey Shashnov have reviewed the BRICS countries' research landscape using data from 2000—2015 from the Scopus citation database. They found that academic activity in the BRICS is growing at a fast pace and catching up with that of the EU countries and the US.
On 10 July, the Global Innovation Index 2018 was published. In the new ranking, Russia holds the 46 th place out of 126, while Moscow made it into the top 30 of the world’s most innovative cities. In his Rusbase column Evgeniy Kutsenko, head of the HSE ISSEK Russian Cluster Observatory, commented on the factors which have contributed to the capital city’s impressive success.
Workshop Explores the Challenges and Opportunities of International Research and Innovation Partnerships
On May 17–18, 2018, HSE Moscow held an international workshop entitled ‘Transnational research and innovation partnerships. Designing international co-operation projects to deliver on economic competitiveness and the grand challenges’.
During a plenary session of the HSE XIX April International Academic Conference, participants discussed the technological future of the Russian economy and how it relates to objectives such as speeding up economic growth and improving the quality of life.
Master’s programme in Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation has been offered by HSE ISSEK since 2014. It helps students acquire knowledge about science, technology and innovation management and policy. Below, Dirk Meissner , Academic Supervisor of the programme, talks about its key features and development. Besides, first and second-year international students describe their reasons for enrolling in the programme and share their experience of studying at HSE.
On December 18, Bruno Le Maire, French Minister for the Economy and Finance, delivered an open lecture at HSE. In his speech, the Minister discussed the prospects for cooperation in the field of science, technology and innovation between Russia and France.The video of the open lecture of the minister and the full version of the theses of his speech are available on HSE web portal. Here are the extracts from this article.
The HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge conducted a study of best management practices in the science and technology area. The results, and a proposal to set up an online platform for monitoring such practices, were presented at a round table discussion hosted by HSE.
Leonid Gokhberg Spoke on RBC TV about the Impact of Technology on the Labour Market and Future Competency Portfolio
Leonid Gokhberg, HSE First Vice Rector and ISSEK Director, speaking live on RBC TV commented on the labour market trends, and draw the viewers’ attention to the skills and competencies particularly relevant in a knowledge-based economy.