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21 Oct Strategies for research prioritization – a comparison of six small to medium sized economies

Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering (IVA)
2009
The report is the result of a preliminary study conducted under the project “Prioritisation of Research and Innovation”, which was conducted during 2009 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA.
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21 Oct Yellow pages for innovators in Lombardy

CNR, INFN, ITT and Politecnico di Torino consortium
2010
The guide aims at a detailed mapping of  infrastructural actors of the research and innovation system in Lombardy region. Enterprises are in the center of the innovation process: they have the responsibility and the interest in converting the results of R&D activities in goods and services for the market, and of creating value through the production and commercialization of new products. But this is not enough, other institutions are indispensable in an advanced and effective innovation system. First of all universities and public research organizations which supply the necessary higher education to researchers, but also other structures and services are needed: normative, certification, patent offices,  ICT infrastructures, statistics, test and measurements centers, as well as technology transfer structures, incubators, science parks. And on other levels: financial institutions, as seed and venture capital organizations, with specialization in the creation of and support to high tech start up and spin off companies.
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21 Oct Technological Knowledge – Evolution, Methods, Structures

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2010
In its initial year as the German Academy of Science and Engineering, acatech made an essential contribution to the discussion about the formulation of the self-conception of the engineering sciences with the “Technological Knowledge” conference it organized. The interdisciplinary contributions focused on questions about the evolution, methods and structure of technological knowledge, i.e. questions about the continuation of the systematization of the engineering sciences. Against the backdrop of the discussion, the conference contributions reflect the principles according to methodology, scientific theory as well as the formal foundations of the engineering sciences.
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21 Oct Technology, development and the SMEs

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF)
2010
How to help the SMEs to take into account technology evolutions, with all their consequences and how to encourage them to play an even more important role in the innovation process? This report suggests a few elements of answers to these questions. In particular it insists on the necessity of a technical education and training of the highest quality. It advocates the technology education system to be profoundly renovated. It also invites to evaluate the present adequacy of the permanent training system to the needs of SMEs.
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21 Oct Innovation on Aeronautics engineering

Real Academia de Ingenieria (Spain) (RAI)
2010
The first stages. Military transport aircrafts. Hunting and training aircrafts. Passengers airplanes Airbus family and composites. Equipment goods. Most recent innovations. Conclusion.
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21 Oct Organic Electronics in Germany

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2011
Organic electronics is still a new technological field, encompassing such varying applications as illuminants, photovoltaics, printed electronics and batteries. Replacing inorganic by organic materials in electronic components, in particular for the transformation of light into electric power (photovoltaics) and vice-versa of electric power into light (illuminating diodes), promises fundamental benefits in economic and ecological terms alike; as well as advantages in terms of application options and design, e.g. for large-scale lighting, flexible displays and the generation of energy. Substantial efforts in research in relation to theoretical understanding, effective materials and controlled process technology, i.e. largely for the entire value creation chain, are required, however, for a competitive, efficient and economic implementation in this respect.
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21 Oct Mathematical models for science and engineering

Real Academia de Ingenieria (Spain) (RAI)
2011
Science laws. Mathematics. Differential equations in Engineering. Geometry. Economy and Sociology. Probability and Statistics. Fatigue problems. Curves of crack growth.
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21 Oct Educating engineers to drive the innovation economy

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2012
This report takes the long view on the subject of innovation, highlighting the three major types before focusing on the radical innovation process and how this can be embedded into engineering education. The report proposes a realignment of innovation education for engineers, moving the emphasis from purely downstream improvements in productivity and efficiency towards an upstream emphasis upon creativity and transformation.
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21 Oct Industrial Systems: capturing value through manufacturing

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE)
2012
This report seeks to make a contribution to the promotion of a broader view of the value of manufacturing and the industrial systems in which it operates We hope that this will, in turn, help stimulate new opportunities for capturing economic value. As part of our project, we undertook an extensive review of the literature with the help of the Institute of Manufacturing in Cambridge, which produced a background analysis to further our understanding. We undertook face-to-face structured interviews with 18 senior business and academic leaders, both to influence the initial scope of the study and inform its final content.
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21 Oct Lecture Series on Engineering Research & Innovation

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE)
2013
It was decided by the Academy, following their report “Engineering Research and Irish Economic Development (Dec. 2010)”, that for the greater promotion of its findings and recommendations, to invite four distinguished engineers who have made their names in the international world of engineering innovation, to participate in this lecture series on the topic of Engineering Research and Innovation. This particular publication focuses on the vital role of research in industrial innovation and identifies the specific contributions which the various sectors make:- 1.    Government through its fundamental strategies and its agencies. 2.    Industry with its interaction with the research programmes of engineering schools. 3.    The engineering schools which promote the innovation of undergraduate courses and in their research topics. 4.    The speakers, each of whom is of the highest international standards and who came to Ireland to give these lectures and share their views with us.
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