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

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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Exploring collaborations network in the Baltic Sea Region using RISIS DATASETS

A study carried out in the framework of the Interreg BSR (Baltic Sea Region) S3 (Smart specialization) Ecosystem project provided analytical insights on value chains in a selected focus area and foster motivation for the mobilisation of Baltic Sea Region interregional effort in S3 collaboration.     The Baltic Institute of Finland contracted EFIS Centre (European Future Innovation System Centre) to support the methodology development for a high-level interregional smart specialisation (S3) value chain mapping in the…

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R&D networks: evidence from a spatial econometric perspective

The third RISIS Research Seminar will take place on 11th November from 12:30 am to 2:00 pm (CET) and will focus on R&D networks and their effects on heterogeneous modes of knowledge creation: evidence from a spatial econometric perspective with a presentation of Dr. Martina Neuländtner and  Dr. Thomas Scherngell, AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology).  Dr.Rune Fitjar, University of Stavanger, is involved as a discussant.   The ’beneficial’ effect of  R&D  networks on regional knowledge creation is…

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5# RISIS Policymakers Session: A challenge for policy, heterogeneity calls for differentiated strategies

The 5th RISIS Policymakers Session was organized on the 23rd  of September in an online format (2 pm – 4 pm). RISIS focused on the heterogeneity of European Higher Institutions with a presentation entitled The heterogeneity of European Higher Education Institutions. A configurational approach by Professor Benedetto Lepori USI (Università della Svizzera italiana).   Higher Education Institutions are highly heterogeneous in terms of their profile, governance, and output. This represents a challenge for policies as…

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ICT, the increasing competitive position of China

A recent study published on Plos One by Thomas Scherngell, Charlotte Rohde, and Martina Neulaendtner (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology) and entitled The dynamics of global R&D collaboration networks in ICT: does China catch up with the US? explores the structure and dynamics of global Research & Development (R&D)  collaboration networks in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), by analyzing cross-country co-patents.     The analyses were conducted using data from the RISIS-Patent dataset ,  a standardized…

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