Developmental Social Capital Ties in STEM Academic Careers: The Role of Dissertation and Other Advisors

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 - 12:00
Julia Melkers
School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech, USA

In the development of scientific careers, faculty benefit from the resources, advice and support of key individuals in their critical career path. These interpersonal ties may not only make a difference in career paths and advancement, but in some cases even alter career directions. Drawing from theories of social capital, social cognitive career theory, studies of mentoring, and scientific and technical human capital, this research addresses the variation in the developmental social capital in academic scientific careers and related impacts.

Global Dimension in Engineering Education: A characterization of the scientific profile of GDEE community

Friday, 27 November 2015 - 12:00
Boris Lazzarini
Institute for Sustainability Science and Technology – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

A major challenge for higher education is to contribute to the transformation of the global society to a more sustainable and equitable one. Indeed, higher education institutions should play a significant role in promoting sustainable human development (SHD). Nevertheless, SHD is still far from being effectively integrated in the curricula.

Global competition for talent going local

Thursday, 26 November 2015 - 12:00
Ernest Miguelez Sanz
GREThA - UMR CNRS 5113 (Université de Bordeaux)

This seminar focuses on the settlement patterns of migrant inventors’ across Europe's NUTS2 territories and the United States' Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). In particular, we analyze regional attributes attracting a larger pool of foreign talent and skill, and contrast migrant inventors’ spatial concentration to the distribution of native inventors. For this purpose, we assemble a unique and novel dataset on inventors with a migratory background residing in OECD regions, spanning a large number of years (1990-2010).

Mapping sub-authorship in science through funding acknowledgements analysis

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 - 12:00
Adrián Arias Diaz-Faes
Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CSIC)

Most bibliometric studies on collaboration in science use only coauthorship-based indicators to analyse collaborative research, which provides relevant information on the structure and dynamics of collaboration between researchers. However, as noted in the literature, if collaboration is reduced to co‐authorship some collaborative activity may be overlooked. Consequently, other sources of information on collaboration such as the acknowledgements section in scientific articles have been suggested.

University-industry research collaboration in the Brazilian oil industry: a bibliometric examination of the Petrobras case

Thursday, 19 November 2015 - 12:00
Giovanna Guimaraes Gielfi
University of Campinas-UNICAMP

This paper analyze the collaboration of the Brazilian government-controlled oil company, Petrobras and universities using bibliometric analysis. The main question that needs to be addressed is what is the nature and institutional distribution of Petrobras-university collaboration. Following the research question, this paper explores how the characteristics of collaboration change over time in terms of main partners, scientific fields and structure of Petrobras collaboration network.

Agents of structural change: The role of firms and entrepreneurs in regional diversification

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 - 12:00
Ron Boschma
Circle, Sweden and Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Agents of structural change

The role of firms and entrepreneurs in regional diversification

Frank Neffke, Matté Hartog, Ron Boschma, Martin Henning

F. Neffke: Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, M. Hartog: Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, R. Boschma: CIRCLE, Lund University and Urban and Regional research center Utrecht, Utrecht University, M. Henning: University of Gothenburg and Lund University.


Brain Drain, Brain Gain, Brain Return and Circulation: is Brain Drain Over?

Thursday, 5 November 2015 - 12:00
Jacques Gaillard, Institut pour la Recherche et le Développement (IRD, París) y Anne Marie Gaillard (Consultora)

This seminar will include two successive presentations. The first one will review recent trends in international scientific migration focusing on return from migration and circulation. The second one will present and discuss the specific case of return migration of highly skilled Moroccan scientists and Engineers.


Brain Drain, Brain Gain, Brain Return and Circulation: is Brain Drain Over?

by Jacques Gaillard

Collective System Building

Tuesday, 3 November 2015 - 12:00
Julia Planko
HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

Entrepreneurs who want to commercialize an innovative sustainability technology, can actively build-up a supportive business-ecosystem (or innovation system) around their innovative technology. This enhances the chances of successful implementation of their innovation in society. Collective system building takes place in networks.

Experimental approaches in questionnaires: an application to innovation studies

Monday, 26 October 2015 - 12:00
Frank J. van Rijnsoever
Utrecht University

Questionnaire data is often used in the field of innovation studies to measure respondent preferences and even forecast behavior. Common approaches are using rating (e.g. Likert) or ranking scales. However, these types of measurement have their own specific drawbacks that inhibit them from accurately measuring preferences or forecasting behavior.

Characterizing the policy mix and its impact on eco-innovation in energy-efficient technologies

Thursday, 22 October 2015 - 12:00
Alessandro Palma
Bocconi Università

This seminar presents the result of an empirical study of the effects of the policy mix on innovation in energy efficiency technologies. An original dataset covering 23 OECD countries over the period 1990-­-2010 combines the full set of policies in the energy efficiency domain for the residential sector with data on patents applied over the same period in this specific technological sector.

Measuring Technological novelty with patent-based indicators

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 - 12:00
Reinhilde Veugelers
KU Leuven

 This study provides a new, more comprehensive measurement of technological novelty. Integrating insights from the existing economics and management literature, we characterize inventions ex ante along two dimensions of technological novelty: Novelty in Recombination and Novelty in Knowledge Origins. For the latter dimension we distinguish between Novel Technological and Novel Scientific Origins. For each dimension we propose an operationalization using patent classification and citation information.

Multiple and Overlapping Scientific Communities: Internal Structuration and Knowledge Diffusion in International Relations

Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 12:00
Jochen Gläser
Technical University of Berlin

The aim of this project is to ascertain how the social structuration of the multiple and overlapping International Relations (IR) communities affects the diffusion of knowledge in the field of IR. In particular, we want to analyze how the various communities relate to each other and to identify the mechanisms – e.g. socialization, competition, functional and normative emulation – by which knowledge diffuses within and between them. The project is located at the intersection of International Relations and Sociology of Science.

Assessing the innovativeness of the firm through Work-Life Balance

Thursday, 8 October 2015 - 12:00
Joaquín Alegre
Universitat de València


Joaquín Alegre (Corresponding author). Professor of Innovation Management. Dpt. Of Management ‘Juan José Renau Piqueras’. University of Valencia

The ITC Revolution: long-term determinants of localisation

Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 12:00
Alexandra Lopez Cermeño
Universidad Carlos III

This investigation analyses the causes of industrial localisation over the twentieth century in US counties by making emphasis on the service economy. Using census employment data by sector in four benchmark years, this paper examines the role of resource endowments and market size on county location coefficients.

Exploring biases and potential effects of S&T indicators in peripheral spaces

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - 12:00
Ismael Rafols
Instituto de Gestión de la Innovación y del Conocimiento, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)

Exploring biases and potential effects of S&T indicators in peripheral spaces


Jordi Molas-Gallart1*, Ismael Rafols1,2+, Diego Chavarro2 and Richard Woolley1

1Ingenio (CSIC-UPV), Universitat Politècnica de València, València, Spain

Reaching for the stars: the boundary conditions of basic-research collaborations between university star scientists and pharmaceutical companies

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 - 12:00
Relinde Colen
KU Leuven & Research Foundation - Flanders

While prior research has characterized star scientists as extraordinary contributors to their domain and carriers of extensive human and social capital, empirical studies report controversial results on their effect upon colleagues and collaborators. This paper explores the role of academic star scientist as firms’ collaboration partners in basic research. We explore the conditions under which these star-firm collaborations in basic research are most beneficial for the innovative performance of the collaborating firm.

What can Responsible Research and Innovation learn from the Human Capabilities approach?

Thursday, 16 July 2015 - 12:00
Alejandra Boni; Richard Woolley

The concept of responsible research and innovation (RRI) or responsible innovation (RI) has become steadily more central to the perceived futures of innovation and socio-economic development in Europe. According to the December 2014 Rome Declaration on RRI in Europe, RRI is the ‘on-going process of aligning research and innovation to the values, needs and expectations of society’.

Centres of Expertise and Quality of Care for Rare Disease Patients in Europe

Thursday, 9 July 2015 - 12:00
Richard Woolley
Instituto de Gestión de la Innovación y del Conocimiento, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)

This seminar provides a case study of the conduct of contract research at the European level linked to a rapidly evolving policy landscape. It discusses three aspects of social science work in partnership with a consortia of health and medical experts and organizations. First, it describes the conduct of a Work Package on the organization of diagnosis, treatment and care for Rare Disease patients in the context of the Member State policy collaboration and the European cross-border healthcare initiative.

La transversalidad de las Ciencias Sociales en la elaboración de propuestas y aspectos legales y financieros del H2020

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 - 11:00
Carmen Hormigo
Punto Nacional de Contacto para los asuntos legales y financieros de H2020 y Directora de Programa dependiente de la Oficina del CSIC en Bruselas.

El Instituto de Gestión de la Innovación y del Conocimiento, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) presenta el seminario  “LA TRANSVERSALIDAD DE LAS CIENCIAS SOCIALES EN LA ELABORACIÓN DE PROPUESTAS Y ASPECTOS LEGALES Y FINANCIEROS DEL H2020”, que tendrá lugar el próximo martes 30 de junio, a las 11 horas, en el Salón de Actos del cubo rojo de la Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación (CPI) de la Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). El seminario será impartido por Dña.

Multi-disciplinary Knowledge Brokerage for Social Change: Developing the knowledge base to increase the efficacy of professional voluntarism in low resource settings

Monday, 15 June 2015 - 12:00
Louise Ackers
University of Salford, UK

Multi-disciplinary Knowledge Brokerage for Social Change:  Developing the knowledge base to increase the efficacy of professional voluntarism in low resource settings

Case Study: Improving Maternal and Newborn wellbeing in Uganda

Decision-making skills of local government representatives applied in the transnational urban governance projects

Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 12:00
Michaela Bátorová
Universitat de València

In this seminar, Bátorová presents a research proposal for her post-doctoral research focused on the internationalization of urban governance.

Estudio CTS en las humanidades digitales

Monday, 8 June 2015 - 11:00
Dominique Vinck
Universidad de Lausana

Los investigadores en CTS (Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad) están acostumbrados en estudiar lo que pasa en las ciencias naturales, medicina y ciencias de la vida, y con la introducción de nuevas tecnologías en la sociedad (entre otras las TICs), pero muy rara vez están mirando las ciencias sociales y la humanidades. Con la introducción de nuevas tecnologías digitales, esas ciencias también se transforman, nuevas prácticas y comunidades surgen. Es el caso con las humanidades digitales.

‘Ciudades Inteligentes’ y Transiciones Socio-Técnicas. Hacia una agenda más inclusiva en las ciudades del Sur Global

Thursday, 4 June 2015 - 12:00
Gynna Millan Franco
Queen Mary University of London

El término ‘Ciudades Inteligentes’ ó ‘Smart Cities' se ha convertido en uno de los más frecuentes dentro de la narrativa de la planificación urbana del siglo 21. Podría decirse que es la última utopía urbana con la que gobiernos de un significativo número de ciudades del mundo pretenden mitigar los efectos de la tan predicha explosión de habitantes urbanos que se avecina a nivel global para el 2020. La agenda de las ‘Ciudades Inteligentes’ está basada, principalmente, en el uso exhaustivo de datos para la organización y control de todos los aspectos de la vida urbana.

Low-skill employment in Spanish Local Labour Markets

Thursday, 21 May 2015 - 11:00
Mabel Sánchez Barrioluengo

Low-skill employment in Spanish Local Labour Markets

Davide Consoli

Mabel Sánchez-Barrioluengo

The present paper contributes to the debate on the influence of technological change on labour with an empirical study of the evolution of employment in Spanish local labour markets. It builds on and contributes to existing literature by:

Innovation platforms lead green capabilities building for green start-ups to establish sustainable business partnerships

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 - 12:00
Anna Karina López Hernández
Universitat Politècnica de València.

In recent years, the EU defined the basis to create innovation platforms to tackle down the Climate Change and boosting green innovation start-ups (GIS) for urban sociotechnical transition. The goals of these platforms are providing enterprising know-how, triggering innovation competence, highlighting potential innovation for angel investment, new technologies launching, and make adequate stimulation of integration of multi-firm complementarities through living labs (LLs).

Exploring emerging innovation system in regenerative medicine: Role of university in innovating and commercializing new therapies.

Thursday, 7 May 2015 - 12:00
Tuomo Heinonen
University of Tampere

In this seminar, Tuomo Heinonen presents his plan and preliminary results of doctoral thesis. Thesis focus on innovation in regenerative medicine (RM), which is a new stream in healthcare beside medicine and surgery with the aim of restoring normal human functioning by replacing or regenerating cells, tissues or organs. RM includes products from all the pillars of healthcare i.e. pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices and cell therapies, and focus in this study is especially in cell therapy industry.

El Programa de Estímulos a la Innovación del CONACyT en México: su efecto en el aprendizaje tecnológico de las empresas beneficiarias, 2009-2013

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 12:00
Gabriela Becerril Posadas
Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México

Medir el impacto de una intervención pública que intenta fomentar la innovación tecnológica en las empresas es una cuestión complicada. El problema se ha abordado desde diferentes perspectivas como los estudios macroeconómicos, técnicas estadísticas paramétricas y no paramétricas que intentan reconstruir el contrafactual (lo que hubiera sucedido si la intervención no existiera) y evaluaciones narrativas.

Scientific publishing, research assessment, and responsible research

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 12:00
Dr. Michele Garfinkel
European Molecular Biology Organisation

Scientific publishing and the ways scientists use the scientific literature are changing almost on a daily basis. Obvious examples of this are the move away from print publication, and the move toward open access. But other changes in publishing are occurring as a result of the development of new ideas in science governance; in turn, some of these changes alter the way scientists and administrators look at governance.

El mundo bruselense de la I+I

Monday, 2 March 2015 - 12:00
Prof. Jorge Velasco González
Coordinador Institucional Delegación del CSIC en Bruselas


Descripción del proceso de definición, elaboración y puesta en marcha de la política europea de I+I por las Instituciones Europeas (Consejo, Parlamento Europeo y Comisión) y de las Instituciones públicas nacionales (agencias de fnanciación, organismos encargados de la ejecución de la I+I), tomando como ejemplo práctico la actuación de la Delegación del CSIC.

Articulando el modelo universitario español a partir de sus misiones: un análisis de la contribución al entorno regional mediante variables latentes

Thursday, 26 February 2015 - 12:00
Mabel Sánchez Barrioluengo
Instituto de Gestión de la Innovación y del Conocimiento, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)
The structural and functional transformations observed in universities and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) over the last decades have accelerated the transformation of their role in society. Traditional missions such as teaching and research are now seen as part of a broader and complex nexus of activities, while at the same time university is increasingly expected to engage with its surrounding environment.

Urban re-scaling: a scenario post-crisis for a Spanish city. Valencia and its megaregion

Friday, 13 February 2015 - 12:00
Ramon Marrades
Econcult (Cultural Economics Research Unit, University of Valencia)

The present economic crisis follows three different dimensions in Spain: an economic dimension linked to the explosion of the construction bubble, a social dimension represented by the loss of confidence in public institutions and in traditional political parties, and a third dimension that questions the territorial model of governance.

Mapping and understanding Responsible Research and Innovation

Thursday, 5 February 2015 - 12:00
Barbara Ribeiro
The University of Nottingham

Mapping and understanding Responsible Research and Innovation; Barbara E. Ribeiro, Robert D. J. Smith and Kate Millar; Centre for Applied Bioethics, University of Nottingham, UK.

La formación en salud desde un enfoque de justicia social. El caso de un curso de odontología en Brasil.

Monday, 19 January 2015 - 12:00
Michelle Bandeira Teixeira
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

En este seminario la investigadora Michelle Bandeira  presentará los resultados parciales de su tesis de doctorado.

La tesis tiene como objetivo proponer una estructura teórico metodológica para analizar la formación en salud en el ámbito de la justicia social. El marco teórico utilizado para este análisis es el enfoque de capacidades, propuesto por Amartya Sen y Martha Nussbaum.