Presentations and Material

Quantitative measurement of knowledge and innovation is one of the most challenging and promising areas of research in the field of innovation studies. Plagued by pertinent empirical, methodological and conceptual challenges, quantitative measurement of knowledge is today advancing rapidly with easier access to large scale data, cost effective computing, and availability of advanced text mining software. These novelties have unleashed a wave of quantitative exploration of knowledge, but pose simultaneously a serious challenge for our conceptual understanding of knowledge and innovation.

This colloquium discussed series of empirical and conceptual work in the field, and considered the empirical, methodological, theoretical, as well as public policy implications of the current and future research with large scale data in science, technology and innovation. Much of the work presented investigated detection and mapping of transitions in cognitive and social structure of innovation systems, as well as emergence of new dynamics, placing the colloquium in the context of unfolding change in global innovation.

The colloquium took place 12-13 March 2013 and was organized by VTT as a part of the project “Co-evolution of knowledge creation systems and innovation pipelines” that investigates transitions in knowledge and innovation systems and is supported by Tekes - Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation.

Presentations and materials

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Research Collaboration and Production of Excellence: Finland 1995-2009. Hannes Toivanen & Arho Suominen, VTT.

From Renewal to Stagnation? Evolution of the Focus of Finnish Research Frontiers, 1995-2009. Arho Suominen & Hannes Toivanen.

Highly Creative Researcher’s Careers in Context: A US Europe Comparison.Jan Youtie, Georgia Institute of Technology

University-industry interactions in the Brazilian innovation system: prevalence, structure, and outcomes in six scientific fields. Branco Ponomariov, University of Texas, San Antonio.

A knowledge production function for patents in Swedish Academia.Olof Ejermo, CIRCLE, Lund university.

Directions in Finnish Research and Innovation Policy. Anssi Mälkki, National Research and Innovation Council.

Turning the tide in knowledge circulation and transfer: Universities as utilisers of unused intangible assets of firms.Janne Lehenkari, VTT.

Can we measure broad-based innovation? Carter W. Bloch, Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy & Olavi Lehtoranta, VTT.

Entry and Exit in Knowledge Search Domains in the Global ICT Industry, 1990-2009. Arho Suominen & Hannes Toivanen.

Innovation research and knowledge needs in Finland. Christopher Palmberg, Tekes – Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation.

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