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Results of the Symposium 'Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy'

On 10–12 April, 2019 in the scope of the XX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development at HSE, the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge hosted the symposium 'Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy', and a number of other events. Members of the institute delivered several plenary reports on transformation of the economy and public administration due to digitisation, S&T cooperation in the EAEU, challenges for the regulation sphere in a situation of radical technological changes, and various other topics.This page presents the main results of the symposium: full texts of plenary reports, videos and reviews of key discussions, materials on specific presentations, and photos of participants.

Jonathan Linton: ‘If We Are Not Building and Growing, We Are Inevitably Decaying’

Jonathan Linton, Head of the Laboratory for Research in Science and Technology at the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge at the Higher School of Economics, discusses the qualities managers and innovators need in today’s world in an interview with a Foresight and STI Governance journal. Interview in abbreviated form published on the HSE portal. Read the full version with Professor Linton on the journal’s site.

Figure of the Day: 90% is the Potential Audience of Radio Broadcasting in Russia

In 2017 most of the population were covered by radio broadcasting, but this share is gradually declining: in 2013 the relevant figure was 93.9%.

Illustration for news: Supercomputer Set Up at HSE University

Supercomputer Set Up at HSE University

A new supercomputer, which has been recently set up at MIEM, will allow the university to carry out high quality research in deep learning and mathematical modeling. The computer was ranked sixth in the April Top-50 ranking of supercomputers in Russia.

Konstantin Fursov about Megaprojects in Social Sciences

Konstantin Fursov, Deputy Director of the ISSEK Centre for Statistics and Monitoring of Science, Technology and Innovation, took part in a meeting on developing human potential for the R&D sector chaired by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on 26 April at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in Dolgoprudny. Here are his comments, taken from the minutes published on the RF Government’s website.

The Moscow Innovation Cluster is Shaping its Future Image

The Moscow Innovation Cluster Fund, in effect the cluster’s organisational core, will be established in a matter of weeks. This was reported by Kristina Volkonitskaya, Deputy Director of the Moscow City Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development, at the expert panel 'Moscow Innovation Cluster: Prospective S&T Development Areas' which took place on 24 April at the Higher School of Economics. The participants discussed the support the Fund should be providing, and joint pilot projects in areas such as ICT, medicine, biotechnology, advanced production technologies, and new materials.

New IP Protection Trends

The II International Strategic Forum on Intellectual Property IPQuorum was held in mid-April in Kaliningrad. Its motto was 'IP code: all aspects of intellectual property for man and economy'. An ISSEK team took part, comprising Ekaterina Streltsova, Ilya Kuzminov, and Gleb Kuzmin. Our colleagues share some of their observations, and related trends.

Russian Women in the World Wide Web

Indicators presented by Gulnara Abdrakhmanova, Director of the HSE ISSEK Centre for Statistics and Monitoring of Information Society and Digital Economics, at a conference dedicated to the International Girls in ICT Day, help estimate Russian women’s internet activities.

10% of Patents in G20 Countries are Registered to Women

The new IQ.HSE figure of the day is taken from the review published by the HSE ISSEK Information and Coordination Centre for Cooperation With the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, based on the OECD report 'Bridging the Digital Gender Divide: Include, Upskill, Innovate'.

A Common Strategic Approach to the EAEU S&T Development is in Order

On 12 April, 2019, in the scope of the 'Foresight and STI Policy' symposium (part of the HSE XX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development) a series of events were held to discuss STI cooperation in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).