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RISIS NEW DATASETS AT EU-SPRI 2021

The Eu-SPRI 2021 conference took place in Oslo in a virtual form from 9th to 11th of June.  The European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation (Eu-SPRI Forum) aims to strengthen the researchers’ community focusing on interdisciplinary dimensions related to policy and governance in the field of knowledge creation and innovation. This edition, during which occurs the Eu-SPRI 10th Anniversary Conference, was focused on three main themes linked to the complex season we’re leaving…

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Quality as a latent heterogeneity factor in the efficiency of universities

The 9th RISIS Research Seminar will take place on 10th May from 12.30 to 2 pm (CET)  and will focus on Quality as a latent heterogeneity factor in the efficiency of universities with a presentation of Cinzia Daraio, Sapienza University of Rome. The research has been conducted in collaboration with Leopold Simar and Paul W. Wilson. Joanna Wolszczak-Derlacz, Gdanks University of Technology, is involved as a discussant.     The research shows the usefulness of…

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EXPLORING VENTURE CAPITAL CONCENTRATION: LONDON’S SOVEREIGNTY

What is the geographical distribution of Venture Capital (VC) in Europe? Is VC activity agglomerated around a few preferred locations? Or, conversely, are we observing an increased dispersion of VC outside large metropolitan areas?   The 7th RISIS Policymakers Session took place on the 30th April in an online format (2 pm – 4 pm) with a presentation of Massimiliano Guerini, Massimo Colombo, and Francesca Enrica Tenca (POLIMI), entitled Democratising access to smart money in…

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ESID, EXPLORING SOCIAL INNOVATION THANKS TO MACHINE LEARNING

RISIS is enlarging its datasets family launching ESID, European Social Innovation Database that utilizes advanced machine learning and natural language processing techniques. RISIS ESID is a comprehensive and authoritative source of information on social innovation projects and actors in Europe and beyond. The main goal: to collect information about social innovation projects and actors from the publicly available information on the web.   ESID also uses limited human annotation to train its machine learning models and…

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Knowledge production in Metropolitan Areas: the role of Multinational Firms

The seventh RISIS Research Seminar will take place on 10 March from 12:30 am to 2:00 pm (CET) and will focus on the role of large multinational firms (LMF) in the knowledge dynamics of Metropolitan Areas. with a presentation of Patricia Laurens and Philippe Larédo, Université Gustave Eiffel. Dr. Gaston Heimeriks, Utrecht University, is involved as a discussant.     There has been extensive work about the role of universities and more widely public sector research. Numerous works have studied the relationship between…

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