Free market or government interventions? This eternal dilemma is tightly interconnected with innovations. At the IV Foresight and STI Policy conference held by the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), George Washington University professor Elias Carayannis spoke about the differences in this field between Europe and the USA.
In the latest OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook, the Higher School of Economics’ annual international academic conference ‘Foresight and STI Policy’ was listed among the most prominent international events promoting foresight methodology and best practices. Technological foresight, as was repeatedly noted by the conference participants — Russian and international theorists and practitioners of foresight — is gradually institutionalising, developing specific rules and traditions.
On November 6-7, 2014, HSE 4th annual international academic conference ‘Foresight and STI Policy’ took place in Moscow.The conference was organised by the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), which includes the International Research and Educational Foresight Centre, a Regional UNIDO centre for technology Foresight in Russia and the CIS.Conference participants discussed issues related to forming national S&T foresight systems, developing foresights for separate sectors of the economy, and creating new tools for science and technology policy.The Foresight and STI Policy conference featured a meeting of the International Advisory Board of HSE ISSEK Foresight Centre.A collection of materials will be released after the conference by International publishing house Springer.A more detailed information on the conference will be published in the NEWS section of the website.
Lecture ‘Essentials of Technology Innovation: Insights from Theory, Policy and Practice’ by Prof. Elias G. Carayannis, TheGeorge Washington University
On November 10, 2014 the students and the staff of ISSEK attended an HSE-hosted lecture by the guest speaker Prof. Elias G. Carayannis from the George Washington University (USA, Washington, D.C.).
Foresight, a system of future studies in science and technology, is being institutionalized, brings together different levels of ‘scanning’ the future, and is branching out into new sectors. These trends were among those experts identified at the 4th annual international academic conference ‘Foresight and STI Policy’, organised by the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), which opened on November 6.
On September 22-26, 2014 the students and the staff of ISSEK attended the HSE-hosted lectures by a guest speaker Prof. Jutta Guenther from the University of Bremen (Germany).
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.
Interview with Dr. Dirk Meissner, a Research Professor and a Deputy Head of the Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies, HSE ISSEK, to HSE Look (an international supplement to the HSE bulletin “Okna Rosta”).
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.
Head of the NRU HSE ISSEK’s International Research Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies Professor Jonathan Linton shares his views on commercialisation of research results, on Foresight as a tool helping high-tech leaders to strengthen their competitive advantages, and recalls the events of the April conference he was particularly impressed with.