International scientific conference Foresight: Innovative Answers to Global Challenges, organised jointly with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), was held at the Higher School of Economic on 18-19 October, 2012. For Russian long-term futures research experts, it was a major venue for discussing promising areas of future-oriented studies.
Working paper «Exploring innovation modes of Russian companies: what does the diversity of actors mean for policymaking?»
Working paper by Leonid Gokhberg, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Vitaly Roud, (HSE ISSEK) is published in series: Science, Technology and InnovationWP BRP 01/STI/2012. It explores the role of diversity of actors for policymaking aimed at increasing innovation performance of enterprises.
The book includes the articles "KIBS and Knowledge Dynamics is Client–Supplier Interaction" by Ian Miles and "How Knowledge-Intensive Business Services Upgrade their Customers: Evidence from Russia" by Marina Doroshenko.
INSEAD has published the report "The Global Innovation Index 2012: Stronger Innovation Linkages for Global Growth" which focuses on better understanding innovation and identifying good practices of innovation policy. One of its chapters is prepared by Leonid Gokhberg (first vice-rector, HSE, and director, HSE ISSEK) and Vitaliy Roud (research fellow, Laboratory for Economics of Innovation, HSE ISSEK). It presents an analysis of Russian innovation system accompanied by an overview of domestic state science, technology and innovation (STI) policy practice.
Regional balance of technology transfer and innovation in transitional economy: empirical evidence from Russia (journal article)
The article "Regional balance of technology transfer and innovation in transitional economy: empirical evidence from Russia" by Dirk Meissner (Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies, HSE ISSEK) and Stanislav Zaichenko (Laboratory for Economics of Innovation, HSE ISSEK) is published in the "International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems".
Programme’s project ERA.Net RUS took place in the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research. A wide range of issues was discussed at the meeting, including results of the pilot joint competitions for Science and Innovation, protection of intellectual property created within the framework of joint projects, measures to increase effectiveness of scientific co-operation, etc.. Representatives of the EU evaluated effectiveness of the pilot competitions and came out with recommendations for improving the competitive procedures.
25-29 June 2012 a short course “Foresight: Exploring the Future, Shaping the Present” took place at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR, University of Manchester, Manchester, Great Britain). The agenda of this training was devoted to exploring frameworks and methodology of Foresight.
An international workshop «Linkages between Actors in the Innovation System» took place on the 13-15th of June 2012. Eminent researchers and leading experts in innovation studies from the UK, Norway and Sweden joined their colleagues from the HSE to discuss the recent developments in the field of science, technology and innovation.
The seminar was organized by the University of Ottawa (Canada) on 17 May 2012. It covered national specificities and best practices of the contemporary STI policy.
On April 6, 2012 Dr. Rafael Popper delivered the seminar "iKNOW community: new methods in Foresight and Innovation Management". The event was organized by the HSE Research Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies.The seminar was devoted to communication platform iKNOW operating in the field of Foresight, innovation and horizons scanning.