Technology platforms, which allow participants to allocate resources invested in value chains more sensibly and efficiently, is a relatively new STI policy tool. It was originally designed in the early 2000s in Europe and then, following its successful application, adopted in Russia. On 20 May, prospects for cooperation between Russian and European technology platforms were discussed at Higher School of Economics.
Interdisciplinary Research in the Greater Field of Innovation Management: the Experience of Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg
On May 22, 2014, HSE hosted an open workshop of Michael Nippa, professor ofManagement, Leadership, and Human Resources at the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg. His visit was organised by the Centre for International Projects of HSE ISSEK, following the initial contact established during the opening events of the EU—Russia Year of Science in November 2013. Also present at the meeting was Professor Nippa’s Ph.D. student Katja Schneider.
On 8 April the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge held Open Doors day for the Master’s programme Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation launching in the new academic year. The prospective students — quite interested judging by their questions — met the programme administrators, their future teachers, and potential employers: the presentation was attended by prominent members of the business community and government agencies.
Immediately after the meeting of the Inter-Departmental Commission on Technology Foresight during the XV April International Academic Conference, most of the experts invited to the special HSE ISSEK workshop took part in the round table discussion on setting up the national S&T foresight system.
One of the events of the HSE’s XV April International Academic Conference and the ISSEK workshop “Long-term Science, Technology and Innovation Foresight: Challenges to S&T Policy” was the first in 2014 meeting of the Inter-Departmental Commission (IDC) on Technology Foresight of the Presidium of the RF Presidential Council for Economic Modernisation and Innovative Development.
On 2 April, 2014 the RF prime minister Dmitry Medvedev visited the Higher School of Economics, to discuss with the participants of the XV April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development the steps the government should be taking to support innovation and social policy in the new context. Leonid Gokhberg, first vice-rector and director of the NRU HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, contributed to the discussion. Here’s a transcript of his comments.
The conference opens on the 1st April 2014 at the HSE with the participation of the World Bank and the IMF. The Deputy Chairman of the Conference Programme Committee Andrei Yakovlev spoke about some of the key sessions, lectures and seminars to look out for. This year the conference will hold series of special seminars, among them there will be HSE ISSEK Workshop “Long-term Science, Technology and Innovation Foresight: Challenges to S&T Policy”.
ISSEK executives Leonid Gokhberg and Alexander Sokolov took part in the 5th International Conference on foresight: Foresight Activities for Solving Societal Issues, which took place in mid-February in Tokyo. Memorandum on cooperation was signed with the conference’s host, the Japanese National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) — a prominent global Foresight centre.
On 29 January the NRU HSE’s ISSEK hosted a round table “Implementing State-Owned Companies’ innovation development programmes — preliminary results and best practices”, to discuss new interaction formats adopted by participants of the Russian innovation system.
According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), sustainable growth of the Russian economy would be hardly possible without structural reforms. The “Russian Federation 2013” survey prepared by the OECD experts was presented on 17 January, 2014 at the NRU HSE during the seminar hosted by the OECD-HSE Partnership Centre.