Research, Technologies, Innovation and Employment

14 Juin Technology Outlook 2021

Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW)
June 2021
Authors: Claudia Schärer et al. Main themes: early identification, technology Nature of publication: study SATW’s key mission of early identification comprises the detection, description and assessment of technologies that will be significant for Switzerland’s economy and society in coming years1. Every two years, these activities are wrapped up in the publication “Technology Outlook”, which in 2021 has reached its fourth edition. The Technology Outlook 2021 builds on the 2019 edition. The technologies described back then have been newly assessed with regard to their technological maturity. Those having a time horizon of less than three years till market maturity have been excluded. In collaboration with SATW’s two early identification bodies, we have identified new relevant technologies that will gain significance in Switzerland and that correspond to the targeted time horizon of at least three years until product maturity. The Technology Outlook 2021 presents a total of 45 technologies and areas of application. For this edition, SATW has again collected quantitative data on the different technologies and used the four-quadrant diagram “Economic significance of technologies for Switzerland / Available research competence in Switzerland”. This allows for the first time to identify certain trends.
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23 Avr From system-level to investment-level Sustainability. An epistemological one-way street

A report of the Royal Academy of Belgium
2021
Authors: Max Krahé. Main themes: public investment in private enterprises, advancing socially and environmentally sustainable development.  
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01 Jan Skills shortage threatens Sweden’s competitiveness

Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering (IVA)
2021
Sweden is a country with many global and world-leading companies. Staying at the forefront of an accelerating green and digital transformation requires a strong commitment to research and development. With the R&D Barometer IVA is for the third consecutive year investigating what the Swedish research and development climate is like. The barometer is based on a questionnaire answered by 100 R&D managers in Swedish industry, ten of whom were interviewed in depth. Together, the companies in the survey have around 56,000 R&D employees, which corresponds to 74% of all R&D employees in Swedish industry.In summary, IVA's R&D Barometer 2021 shows that the Swedish R&D climate is good, but that it has gradually deteriorated since previous years' surveys. The business community continues to find that shortages of skill are the biggest threats to Swedish companies' R&D, while having employees with the right skill set is considered the most important factor for success. To strengthen the Swedish R&D climate, many executives see that the ability to recruit from abroad needs to be improved, and that tax policies should be adapted to attract foreign experts to come and stay in Sweden. In addition, cooperation between companies and universities needs to be strengthened. The report is available in Swedish.
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01 Juil Supply chain challenges, lessons learned and opportunities

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2020
Authors: National Engineering Policy Centre An engineering perspective on supply chains offering an opportunity to consider wider systemic challenges alongside sector-specific challenges.
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01 Juin Stimulating R&D for a faster better recovery

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2020
Authors: Royal Academy of Engineering This paper sets out near-term interventions to ensure R&D in businesses of all sizes in the UK stays on track to deliver the government’s ambitions and support a better and faster recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
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28 Mai On seismic vulnerability evaluation in dense Urban Residential Areas using Spatial Information System SIS

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR)
2012
Following the experience gathered for the past decade by various research team research projects, this paper presents the applicability of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to assess the building seismic vulnerability, exemplified on urban city sample of Iasi municipality, with direct consequences on seismic risk mitigation.
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29 Jan IAS, Introducing our members (174 pages) SLO and ENG

Engineering Academy of Slovenia (IAS)
2020
Presentation of all members of the Slovenian Academy of Engineering with their major achievements, understandable for wider public and used as well for promotion of science and engineering.
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01 Jan Innovation System of Slovenia SLO – Comparative Analysis of Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovations of Slovenia (156 pages) SLO

Engineering Academy of Slovenia (IAS)
2020
Analysis of educational system in Slovenia and Research, development and innovative achievements of Slovenia has been for a decade an annual task and receives and generates substantial interest from interested parties. In 2020 it focused on innovation system, higher education in Slovenia, on research and development activities and in Slovenia and compared to other EU states.
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01 Jan Yearbook of Slovenian academy of Engineering 2020 (68 pages) SLO

Engineering Academy of Slovenia (IAS)
2020
Yearbook of Slovenian Academy of Engineering is a yearly publication of activities of the Academy. It presents academy members, bodies of Academy, academies’ working groups and activities of academy in past year.
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21 Oct Security Research – Opportunities and Perspectives

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2009
Security is a basic need of human beings and therefore of society. Science and technology serve the purpose of satisfying this fundamental need. The concept of security is used, however, in many different ways; as a consequence, the heterogeneity of the concept is implemented in the models and solutions conceived to guarantee security and safety. The publication constitutes an initial discussion result of the topical network of “Security.” The contributions illustrate the complexity of the concept of “security” and the corresponding theories and solution approaches. All contributions are based on the assumption that the conceptual separation of “security” and “safety” has to be overcome. When developing new technologies, aspects of both safety and security have to be taken into consideration. While practical experience is seeking the integration of the most diverse protection goals, subsidy policy is still geared to separate approaches. The volume on hand sketches thought-provoking stimuli from various scientific disciplines, which could make a contribution to constituting a bridge between safety and security.
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