EU-SPRI 2018

Date: 06/06/2018 - 08/06/2018

Governance and Relevance: Towards a new generation of research and innovation policies

The conference builds on and deepens the directions proposed by the 2017 Vienna EUSPRI conference and focuses on new practices and new policies for research and innovation. These new challenges for the governance of STI policies also develop in a context where impacts become a political leitmotiv, raising the issue of the relevance of policy frames and approaches.

The conference will address five main themes:

  • New governance
  • New space of innovation policy
  • New challenges for renewed research orientations
  • Market, users, citizens

In each theme, the Conference will focus on the need for original knowledge to understand changes in the policy instruments and public policies,  focussing on the large diversity of phenomena and results and their meaning as well as the role of contexts. The Conference  will also focus on methodologies, relevant indicators, and research arrangements that allow to better position, characterise and follow these on-going dynamics. Finally, discussions are open on all important themes for the field, such as the evaluation and impact of STI policies, innovation ecosystems, funding or infrastructures. Open-ended sessions will be opened responding to the needs of colleagues attending the Conference.

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