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RISIS RESEARCH SEMINARS to promote communication among scholars

July 8, 2020
A series of RISIS Research Seminars are planned on a monthly base, from September 2020 to May 2021 to foster the exchange of ideas within and outside the RISIS community. During the meetings, scholars or practitioners can present and discuss their ongoing research. To improve the effectiveness of the seminars, a discussant from the scientific community is involved. The first organized on 9th September by USI (Università della Svizzera Italiana) will focus on Business Model and Value…

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4# RISIS Policymakers Session: Mapping R&D to policy goals and societal challenges

July 1, 2020
The 4th RISIS Policymakers Session will take place on the 9th of July in an online format (2 pm – 4 pm). RISIS will focus on the added value of advanced bibliometric analyses in the context of science policy, beyond its conventional uses in research evaluation with a presentation of Ed Noyons, Alfredo Yegros Yegros, and Ismael Rafols, (CWTS Centre for Science and Technology Studies Leiden University). The team took into consideration the example of cancer research to illustrate the…

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June 24, 2020
The CorText Geospatial Exploration Tool offers an original way, by combining in one unique tool a large variety of well-established sources of shapes. CorText Geospatial Exploration Tool is designed to work after CorText Geocoding service. It proposes base maps at four different scales (URA boundaries: for Urban and Rural Areas; UA boundaries: for Urban Area, is a subset extracted from the previous geographical layer, which includes only urban areas, to make it simpler (if needed); Regional boundaries,…

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RISIS CIB2 (Corporate Invention Board) Tutorial is online on the Zenodo community space. The RISIS CIB2 database uses the RISIS Patent database, a LISIS enriched and simplified version of the PATSTAT 2017 April release, as a primary source.    CIB2 is a database including priority patents of the top 3992 corporate innovators worldwide (applications 2000-2015). It provides data and indicators at the firm level for the worldwide largest R&D corporate performers that represent over 90% of world corporate industrial…

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3# RISIS Policymakers Session: Excellence in Research and Innovation, the academic world and its funding systems

June 3, 2020
On Friday 29th of May, the 3° RISIS POLICYMAKERS SESSION entitled “A comparison of US and European Universities: the strong relationship between revenues and excellence” took place in an online format because of the Covid-19 emergency.   The conference focused on the results of a recent study published on PlosOne, and titled Scientific output scales with resources. A comparison of US and European Universities , conducted by Università della Svizzera italiana in collaboration with the University…

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