International scientific conference Foresight: Innovative Answers to Global Challenges, organised jointly with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), was held at the Higher School of Economic on 18-19 October, 2012. For Russian long-term futures research experts, it was a major venue for discussing promising areas of future-oriented studies.
On November 6, 2012 a public workshop, dedicated to "green" energy, by Professor Dimitrios Mavrakis was held at the Higher School of Economics. According to the expert, "green" energy development is able to defeat the growing global threat of energy shortages and decreasing living standards caused by the deteriorating environment.
Quantitative and qualitative approaches in Future-oriented Technology Analysis (FTA): From combination to integration?
The article «Quantitative and qualitative approaches in Future-oriented Technology Analysis (FTA): From combination to integration?», written by the HSE ISSEK Deputy Director, the HSE International Research and Educational Foresight Centre Director Alexander Sokolov in collaboration with К. Haegeman, E. Marinelli, F. Scapolo and A. Ricci, will be published in the forthcoming issue of the «Technological Forecasting and Social Change».
From 6 to 8 September 2012 the 12th European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES) Conference took place in Paisley (UK). The participants presented the results of the latest research and discussed the problems and prospects of this area.
The article «Results and impact of national Foresight-studies» by Dirk Meissner (Deputy Head, Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies, HSE ISSEK) is going to be published in the journal «Futures» soon
Regional balance of technology transfer and innovation in transitional economy: empirical evidence from Russia (journal article)
The article "Regional balance of technology transfer and innovation in transitional economy: empirical evidence from Russia" by Dirk Meissner (Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies, HSE ISSEK) and Stanislav Zaichenko (Laboratory for Economics of Innovation, HSE ISSEK) is published in the "International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems".
25-29 June 2012 a short course “Foresight: Exploring the Future, Shaping the Present” took place at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR, University of Manchester, Manchester, Great Britain). The agenda of this training was devoted to exploring frameworks and methodology of Foresight.
On June 20, 2012 the Research Laboratory of Science and Technology Studies, HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), organized an open lecture by Professor XUE Lan «Globalization of Science and Innovation – the Chinese Response»
An international workshop «Linkages between Actors in the Innovation System» took place on the 13-15th of June 2012. Eminent researchers and leading experts in innovation studies from the UK, Norway and Sweden joined their colleagues from the HSE to discuss the recent developments in the field of science, technology and innovation.
Within the framework of the European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation the international conference “Towards Transformative Governance? Responses to mission-oriented innovation policy paradigms” was held by Fraunhofer ISI from 12 to 13 June 2012 in Karlsruhe (Germany) highlighting the key issues of innovation policy in Europe and developing countries in the short and long term.