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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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KNOWMAK tool at ERSA-JRC Winter School 2021

On 28th January, KNOWMAK tool was illustrated by Thomas Scherngell, AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology) one of the main partners of RISIS, at the 3rd edition of Winter School organized by ERSA (European Regional Science Association) in collaboration with the  Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (Seville).     The laboratory Tools & Data for Smart Specialisation aimed to present through three different cases how a quantitative approach can be used to address policy questions coming from the…

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RISIS WEEK 2021: EXPLORING NEW RESOURCES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

The COVID-19 pandemic emergency don't stop the strong willingness to meet and focus on the results achieved, planning  next actions, in terms of research, strategic approach, communication, dissemination and evaluation.     From 25th to 29th January 2021, the 18 RISIS project partners coordinated by Dr Philippe Laredo, Université Gustave Eiffel, will meet virtually on ZOOM platform to discuss about achievements and plan next strategic actions.     4 plenary sessions and a roundtable. It will mix demonstrations…

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Institutional barriers to participation in EU framework programs: contrasting the Swiss and UK cases

The sixth RISIS Research Seminar will take place on 10 February from 12:30 am to 2:00 pm (CET) and will focus on Institutional barriers to participation in EU framework programs: contrasting the Swiss and UK cases with a presentation of Marco Cavallaro, USI Università della Svizzera Italiana. Dr.  Luke Georghiou, University of Manchester, is involved as a discussant.     The aim of this study was to examine how institutional barriers arising from policy decisions influence the…

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