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6# Policymakers Session: Large firms’ inventions call for strategic innovation policies

November 5, 2020
Which are the principal actors of innovation worldwide? Where are concentrated the inventive activities and why? The 6th RISIS Policymakers Session will take place on the 3rd December in an online format (2 pm – 4 pm) with a presentation of Patricia Laurens, Antoine Schoen and Philippe Larédo (LISIS, Université Gustave Eiffel), aiming to explore the universe of international patents and the role of multinational firms in shaping the dynamics of knowledge production worldwide.     RISIS will focus on a study conducted…

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European Researchers’ Night: RISIS closer to the citizens

November 23, 2020
What kind of contribution provides researchers to society? Which is the impact of science on citizens' daily lives? The European Researchers' Night, funded under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA), is a Europe-wide public event that brings researchers closer to the public. It's a special night that this year takes place on Friday, 27 November when the work of European researchers comes closer to the citizens.     The RISIS project participates in Finestre sulla Ricerca…

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Alternative data sources for bibliometric analyses: pros and cons, benefits and caveats

November 19, 2020
The fourth RISIS Research Seminar will take place on 9th December from 12:30 am to 2:00 pm (CET) and will focus on Alternative data sources for bibliometric analyses: pros and cons, benefits and caveats a presentation by Dr. Martijn Visser, (CWTS, University of Leiden). Dr. Alberto Martín-Martín, Universidad de Granada is involved as a discussant.   The study illustrates a large-scale comparison of five multidisciplinary bibliographic data sources: Scopus, Web of Science, Dimensions, Crossref, and Microsoft Academic. Coverage…

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Early evidence of Brexit’s impact on UK HEI participation in H2020

While debates on the accessibility of the United Kingdom (UK) and non-EU countries to Horizon Europe are still ongoing, a research conducted by Marco Cavallaro and Benedetto Lepori (USI, Università della Svizzera Italiana) entitled Institutional barriers to participation in EU Framework Programs.  Contrasting the Swiss and UK cases estimates the effects of access restrictions and uncertainty on the participation of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in H2020. In the paper which is going to be published…

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RISIS-KNOWMAK tool: a good practice of impact on knowledge production

October 22, 2020
What are the relevant topical areas addressed by researchers concerning global challenges? A study recently published on Zenodo indagates on one-hand topics related to sustainability defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals and on the other hand topics related to the Societal Challenges (SDGs) and to Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) defined by the European Commission.     The investigation of the knowledge production in the European Research Area with a particular focus on SDGs and KETs…

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