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Cheetah, a unique dataset of European fast-growing mid-size firms

High-growth firms received considerable attention by academic scholars and policy-makers, because of their crucial role in creating new jobs and sustaining economic growth. At the same time, the academic literature has pointed out how the determinants of high growth are difficult to predict, and that high growth tends not to persist over time. Quite surprisingly, one category of firms has received less scholarly attention when dealing with firm growth: medium-size firms. Cheetah dataset offers the…

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EUPRO, a where to study R&D projects

“EUPRO is the first systematic and standardized database to investigate project based R&D collaboration networks in Europe”, said Thomas Scherngell, senior scientist at the AIT Center for Innovation Systems & Policy, and coordinator of the central access manager to RISIS datasets. EUPRO, in fact, is a core RISIS dataset providing cleaned and complete information both on R&D projects and on participants over long time periods. Data included in EUPRO are numerous: in total, the dataset comprises 96,674 projects and…

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RISIS Summer School materials on Data Science

Online, on Zenodo space dedicated to RISIS project, it’s possible to find and download all materials related to first RISIS Summer School on Data Science for Studying Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), that took place in Glasgow on 24-28 June 2019.   During the 5-day training, we have learned:   R as a Data Science Tool, with Kate Pyper (University of Strathclyde): R programming language and how this can be used for data science, different…

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MORE, the broadest empirical study of researcher mobility

Today, studying abroad and gaining international experience during one's educational career has become more accessible due to facilitations and to encouraged freedom of movement. European policy has played a part here, for example via its ongoing drive towards an integrated European Research Area. But this development of 'brain circulation', while more positive than yesteryear's 'brain drain', is not without concerns in the public discourse. To better understand and deepen the issue of Research mobility and…

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Start-up&venture capital: a strong relationship analysed by VICO data

In recent decades, venture capital has become increasingly important for start-up financing around the World. VICO, a RISIS core dataset, can help who wants to get information about the determinants of venture capital activity in Europe and its role in supporting the growth of start-ups. Its full documentation is now online on Zenodo space dedicated to RISIS project.   “There is a lot of research in venture capital showing that start-ups financed by venture capital…

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