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.
Within the framework of the European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation the international conference “Towards Transformative Governance? Responses to mission-oriented innovation policy paradigms” was held by Fraunhofer ISI from 12 to 13 June 2012 in Karlsruhe (Germany) highlighting the key issues of innovation policy in Europe and developing countries in the short and long term.
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.
The Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, has awarded honours to some researchers from the Higher School of Economics for their work on the Strategy 2020 expert groups, including organization of the groups, the preparation of suggestions on topical issues for Russian socio-economic strategy up to 2020 and their personal input into the expert and analytical work
International Workshop: Exchange of experience and fostering networking with information service providers in the sphere of science, technology and innovation
On April 26, 2012 the Higher School of Economics (HSE) hosted an international workshop titled "Exchange of experience and fostering networking with information service providers in the sphere of science, technology and innovation". Participants discussed the methods and tools of information and dissemination support for S&T activities, as well as existing and potential areas of cooperation btween Russia and the European Union.
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.
On April 4, 2012 the Research Laboratory of Science and Technology Studies, HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), organized the workshop "Science and Technology Foresight: Methods and Practice". Issues of the future development of science and technology, prospects of emerging and general purpose technologies, and evaluation of effectiveness of Foresight studies were considered at the workshop.
Section“Science and Innovation” within the framework of the XIII HSE International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development
Presentations were made by the experts from the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, University of Manchester (UK); Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation; Siberian State Medical University, and HSE.
In April a new all-university elective course on Science, Technology and Innovation: Analysis, Strategies and Policy will be launched at the HSE. It will be delivered in English by leading HSE international professors as well as some visiting experts. Dirk Meissner, Deputy Head of the HSE Research Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies, and one of the authors of the course, told us more about the course, its structure and specifics.