The publication presents brief abstracts of the report to the XVIII April International Academic Conference and contains a description of global trends that can have the greatest impact on the development of the economy and society in Russia and abroad, as well as the likely scenarios of the country's scientific and technological development. The material is based on the results of long-lasting studies conducted by the HSE ISSEK, as well as on the results of the data mining system.
On April 3, 2017, the traditional HSE and International Energy Prize “Global Energy” joint foresight session was held at the Higher School of Economics, marking the announcement of the Prize. Its participants discussed structural changes in the energy sector until 2050, in particular, global trends in this sector, conservative and visionary scenarios for its development and proposals for politicians.
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.
HSE ISSEK experts conducted a pilot study of the representation of Russian science in the media in order to understand to what extent contemporary Russian academic journals are included into or excluded from the general context of popular science communication. Summary was published in Higher Education in Russia and Beyond latest issue.
This data book presents the results of statistical surveys characterising innovation processes in the economy of the country. It shows the dynamics of consolidated indicators, produced in accordance with modern international standards of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Eurostat, showing the level of development of technological and non-technological innovation.
Gulnara Abdrakhmanova, Leonid Gokhberg, and Alexander Sokolov prepared a chapter “Indicators of Information and Communication Technology” for 10-volume set of the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (edited by Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Information Resources Management Association, USA). Its Fourth Edition will be released in July, 2017 and it is available for pre-order.
In Tula, a city packed with the Russian defence industry, Californian musician David Brown and fan Pavel Bazdyrev have been making high-end microphones since 2014, taking advantage of cheap labor and second hand machinery from Kalashnikov arms plants. Vasily Abashkin, Leading Expert at the Centre for Industrial Policy HSE ISSEK, told Associated Press that the engineering sector in Russia has not yet caught up with foreign countries to bridge the gap of the last two decades.
Russia’s state-controlled push for innovation is widely discussed, but has had little real impact. “The Diplomat” quotes the findings of the HSE researchers from the chapter on Russia's innovation system “How to Design a National Innovation System in a Time of Global Innovation Networks: A Russian Perspective” published in “The Global Innovation Index 2016” report.
The new issue of Foresight and STI Governance presents results of Russian studies assessing import substitution prospects, the current state of the knowledge-intensive business services sector, and the impact of fixed-term employment contracts on companies’ innovation activities. International experts share methodological recommendations on increasing efficiency of European innovation policy, and designing technology development strategies.
In their new book, Foresight for Science, Technology and Innovation (Springer, 2016), Ian Miles, Ozcan Saritas and Alexander Sokolov introduce the term ForSTI to describe future-oriented analyses, informed by participative processes (to assess evidence, articulate possibilities, and propose actions), that are designed to feed into STI decision-making. The book was presented during recent conference Foresight and STI conference at HSE.