Mario Cervantes, Senior economist, Head of Country Study and Outlook Division, Directorate of Science and Technology Policy, OECD, lectured 9 and 12 July 2013 at Higher School of Economics at the invitation of ISSEK International Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies.
On 2 and 11 July, 2013 the Higher School of Economics hosted expert workshops “Promising S&T development areas: analysis of research fronts”, organised by the ISSEK’s International Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies. The debates’ results will be taken into account in the course of building the national system of technology foresight.
From June 24-25 Professor Mariano Laplane, President of the Center for Strategic Studies and Management in Science, Technology and Innovation (CGEE), Brazil, was on a two-day visit at the HSE. As a result, an Agreement of Understanding was signed, which defined the areas for further cooperation between the Center and the HSE. Professor Laplane gave a public lecture on the Brazilian experience of making science and technology policy and discussed some guidelines for joint projects with colleagues from the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge.
The theory-and-practice seminar hosted by the HSE’s ISSEK on 20 June, 2013 was devoted to the main trends of long-term Foresight studies in Russia and other countries. Speakers included leading experts of the Higher School of Economics’ Foresight Centre Jean Guinet, Sergei Shashnov, and Alexander Chulok.
The 4th INCO Conference, “Strengthening international cooperation in Research & Innovation Experiences from Latin America and the Caribbean, and Mediterranean Partner Countries”, and the annual NCP meeting took place on 17—19 June 2013 in Marseille, France. The event focused on the future of international cooperation in Research and Innovation in Horizon 2020. It was held as a part of “INCONTACT—One World” project which is the official network of the FP7 INCO NCPs. The Russian INCO NCP, organised within the HSE ISSEK, was represented by Liliana Proskuryakova.
On 17 June, 2013 the Association of Russian Managers hosted a round table discussion which continued the series of public debates on the Russian long-term S&T Foresight until 2030, commissioned to the HSE by the RF Ministry of Education and Science. The vision of global challenges and windows of opportunity opening for the national innovation system based on this large-scale project, was presented in the paper by Alexander Chulok.
29th April — 3rd May, 2013 Stanislav Zaichenko and Sergey Bredikhin, researchers at the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), took part in the Executive Education Course “Evaluation of Science and Innovation Policies” organised by the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), University of Manchester, Great Britain.
On June 14, 2013 a visiting expert Giulio Perani delivered a lecture on 'Measuring Innovation beyond Enterprises: Options and Challenges' at ISSEK. His presentation was focused on the current status of innovation statistics in the OECD and EU contexts and on the prospects for improving the guidelines provided by the OECD’s Oslo Manual on collecting innovation data. The event was organised by the HSE ISSEK Research Laboratory for Economics of Innovation. Giulio Perani gave a special interview to HSE news service.
Personal Health Systems development scenarios up to 2030 were discussed at the Foresight Workshop in Manchester
The PHS Foresight scenarios workshop was held in Manchester, Great Britain, on June 13 and 14, 2013, as a part of the FP7 project ‘Personal Health Systems (PHS) Foresight’. The Higher School of Economics was represented by the researchers of Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, Oleg Ena and Irina Efimenko (Center for Information Intelligence Applications and Systems, CIAS).
On 11 June, the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge of the HSE (ISSEK) and the RF Ministry of Education and Science hosted a theory-and-practice seminar “Technology Foresight System: Goals, Objectives, Approaches to Organisation”.