On November 1, after the conference "Foresight and STI policy", the majority of its speakers gathered at the meeting of the International Advisory Board for HSE ISSEK Foresight Centre to assess the results of its recent work and discuss the development strategy for the next year.
HSE Annual Conference “Foresight and STI Policy” organised by the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge has come to a close. For two days (October 30-31) at the HSE premises – just at the foot of the Shukhov Radio Tower – signals were analysed that will sooner or later show up in contemporary socio-economic policy and in future news stories.
Moscow Gathers International Experts on Futures Studies at HSE Annual Conference on Foresight and STI Policy
October 30-31, 2013 National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) hosts its Annual Conference 'Foresight and STI Policy', organised by ISSEK. Well known and highly reputed speakers from leading research centres, universities, international organisations and transnational companies will gather to explore new frontiers in Foresight — one of the most requested instruments to analyse the future.
"No!" – this was the answer to the question "Will Russia become one of the leading countries in high tech manufacturing?" voiced in the debate in Technopolis "Moscow" on October 1. The negative answer was chosen by more than 70% of the voters. The results of the discussion could have been different if the questions had been more specific (such as whether Russia can take leading positions in high tech in 2020 or in certain sectors that could act drivers of innovative development of the country), Director of the ISSEK Foresight Centre Alexander Sokolov said.
Foresight may absorb social construction in addition to the forecast of future global challenges, development trends and technology areas. ISSEK Foresight Centre experts Vladimir Mesropyan and Elena Gutaruk analysed how this new dimension can enrich the practice of developing measures of S&T policy during their visit September 9—20, 2013 to the Summer School at International Foresight Academy and the internship program at the Austrian Institute of Technology.
The Fourth European Summer School for Scientometrics (esss 2013) opened its doors to ISSEK researchers Konstantin Fursov and Yulia Markova in September 8—13, 2013 at the Humboldt University of Berlin. The esss 2013 started with a Tutorial day, where the participants got acquainted with the basics of using web-instruments of bibliometric analysis provided by two major players in the field — Web of Science and Scopus.
The launch of the Year of Science will be celebrated with a series of events from 25 to 27 November 2013 in Moscow, including a Conference on Prospects of Future EU-Russian Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation, and the start of the ERA.Net RUS Plus initiative.
In the middle of the summer, two events, landmark to Foresight experts, took place in Manchester (UK): RADMA R&D management conference, and the annual Foresight training which is considered a “must” and a “quality mark” by all practitioners in the field. The week-long course programme largely consisted of lectures delivered by staff members of the International Research and Educational Foresight Centre, or by its long-standing partners.
On July 18 and 19, 2013, an international workshop on ‘Public Research and Industry-Science Links’ took place at the HSE. The event has been organized by the Research Laboratory for Economics of Innovation of the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK).
As part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which took place on June 20-22, 2013, a briefing ‘The Potential for Russia’s Accession to the OECD’ was held in which HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov participated.