Forecasting the economy’s demand for spatial data, remote sensing data, and geoinformation technologies is one of the key objectives of the study being conducted by HSE experts jointly with the Aerospace Research Institute, commissioned by Rosreestr. A public discussion of the interim results was held on 7 November at the conference ‘Spatial Data for the Digital Economy and Sustainable Development of the Russian Federation’.
This May, HSE and the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI, Republic of Korea) signed a cooperation agreement on science and advanced technology research. This agreement was signed by Leonid Gokhberg, HSE First Vice Rector, Director of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, and Dr. Hwang-Hee Cho, STEPI President.
Big Data-based Foresight for a Proactive Strategy: a Must-have Tool for Business in the Era of Digitalisation
Alexander Chulok, Director of the HSE ISSEK Centre for S&T Foresight, wrote a column for the Association of European Businesses Quarterly Magazine.
HSE ISSEK joined the ‘FORESIGHT — Future Oriented Education for Students Incorporating GSC in High-paced Times’ project launched by five European universities. The three-year project funded by European Union started with the kickoff meeting held on November, 29–30 in Tilburg (the Netherlands). HSE ISSEK was represented by a post-doctoral research fellow Dr. Oguz Demir, who will be the overall coordinator of the project.
In 2018 the Department of Science and Technology of the Republic of South Africa commissioned a national Foresight study to the ISSEK Foresight Centre. Preliminary findings will be discussed at a workshop in Pretoria on October, 18–19. Ozcan Saritas, Leading Researcher at the Foresight Centre and Deputy Head of the Research Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies, will take part in this event.
On August 28-29, 2018, the 4th Asia-Pacific Futurists Network Conference was held in Bangkok. On August 30, among the associated events of the conference, the opening ceremony of the Innovation Foresight Institute took place, founded at the initiative of the National Innovation Agency of Thailand. Deputy Head of the ISSEK Research Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies Ozcan Saritas attended these events.
The Moscow City Department of Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Higher School of Economics held a joint field foresight session in the scope of setting up the Moscow Innovation and Production Cluster. More than 200 experts — representatives of the research and education community, innovative businesses, and public authorities discussed priority areas for development of the capital city’s S&T sector, global trends affecting the city’s economy, and incentives and cooperation mechanisms which would help to make a technological leap.
Higher School of Economics and "Russian Helicopters" agreed on scientific and technological cooperation
Higher School of Economics reached an agreement with the holding company "Russian Helicopters" (part of the state corporation Rostek) on scientific and technological cooperation in the framework of International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS. HSE First Vice Rector Leonid Gokhberg and General Director of "Russian Helicopters" Andrei Boginsky signed the agreement.
The HSE ISSEK Foresight Centre prepared an analytical report for the Foresight session “Russian research industry 2030” which took place at the beginning of March at the Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VCIOM). The participants built three sociological studies’ development scenarios for the next five years and the subsequent period. The results were presented at the VII Sociology Grushin Conference, whose motto this year was “Towards the Future. Forecasting in Social Studies”.
Leonid Gokhberg, First Vice-Rector, Director of HSE ISSEK, Editor-in-chief of Foresight and STI Governance academic journal, describes its publishing strategy for Higher Education in Russia and Beyond issue covering the best practices of several Russian academic journals.