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RISIS International Conference 2023

Nov 6, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - Nov 8, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

General information

From November 6th to 8th, the RISIS International Conference will take place at Vienna TechGate  and the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology team is looking forward to meeting you there. The overall topic of the conference will be “A new generation research infrastructure to access integrated data and indicators for Science and Innovation Studies”. Throughout these three days, you’ll have the opportunity to explore demonstrations of datasets, tools, and methods, as well as research studies that have utilized RISIS data to benefit a larger external audience.

At the conference you will find:

  • Plenary sessions focusing on core integrative assets produced, specifically relevant for future maintenance of RISIS (RCF, datasets/indicators, SDGs, geography/firms)
  • Parallel sessions on more specialised outcomes from datasets and/or tools, including research studies from users
  • Policy panel – The value added of RISIS to study the economic and social change: A policy perspective

Local organizing committee

Thomas Scherngell, Georg Zahradnik, Beatrice Fröhlich-Rath, Anna Wolfmayr, Xheneta Bilalli-Shkodra, Besnik Cani, Michael Barber, Matthias Weber (all AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Center for Innovation Systems & Policy)

Topics of the conference (parallel sessions)

    1. R&D funding portfolios in Europe: Insights from dedicated RISIS datasets (Convener: Emanuela Reale, Thomas Scherngell)
    2. The changing Higher Education landscape in Europe (Convener: Benedetto Lepori)
    3. A view on Social Innovation in Europe (Convener: Abdullah Gok)
    4. Structure and dynamics of global R&D collaboration networks (Convener: Thomas Scherngell)
    5. Trends and dynamics in Science and Innovation Policy Evaluations: Insights from the SIPER database (Convener: Susanne Bührer-Topçu, Elisa Wallway, Florian Wittmann)
    6. Entrepreneurial finance, start-ups and innovation (Convener: Benedetta Montanaro)
    7. High-growth firms and scale-ups (Convener: Massimiliano Guerini)
    8. Innovation beyond classical technological areas and manufacturing sectors (Convener: Peter Neuhäusler, Rainer Frietsch)
    9. Innovation of large firms and R&D collaborations (Convener: Antoine Schoen, Patricia Laurens)
    10. Exploring the changing nature of research careers: Some insights from dedicated RISIS datasets (Convener: Eric Iversen, Stephan Stahlschmidt)


Download current detailed programme as .pdf (may be updated)

Monday 06.11.2023

13:30-14:15 Registration and opening

14:15-14:30 Opening

14:30-16:00 Plenary session “RISIS Core Facility (RCF): a comprehensive demonstration and usage scenarios”

16:00-16:30 Coffee break 

16:30-18:00 Parallel sessions

18:00 Welcome reception

Tuesday 07.11.2023

09:00-10:30 Plenary session “RISIS Datasets, access & indicators world“

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Parallel sessions

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Plenary session “Capturing SDGs knowledge production across Europe”

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-17:00 Parallel sessions

Conference dinner

Salon Plafond, Viennese Museum of Applied Arts

Copyright: Herbert Lehmann/Salon Plafond

Wednesday 08.11.2023

09:00-10:30 Plenary session “Innovative capabilities of regions based on RISIS firms data“

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Parallel sessions

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:45 Policy panel “The value added of RISIS to study the economic and social change: A policy perspective”

14:45-15:00 Closing remarks




Nov 6, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Nov 8, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
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