Germany And Russia: Innovation Development
On July 11-th, the three day Russian-German seminar ‘S&T and Innovation Development’ started at HSE. The organizers of the event are the Institute for Statistical studies and Economics of knowledge (ISSEK, HSE) and the Fraunhofer Institute for systems and innovation research (ISI, Germany).
At the opening of the first session, Vice-rector Leonid Gokhberg presented detailed information on some of the most important ISSEK studies in the sphere of science, technology and innovation development. ‘For many years the Higher School of Economics has been collaborating with Fraunhofer Institute on systems and innovation research. We hope for further fruitful cooperation and for fresh human resources in both institutions in order to enable us to continue international research projects’.
Russian-German seminar ‘S&T and Innovation Development’
Talking about the structure, main goals and major projects of ISSEK, the Vice-rector stressed the role of two international labs recently opened at the HSE: the Research Lab for Science and Technology Studies and the Research Lab for Economics of Innovation. While the scholars of one lab analyze global science and technology development trends, measure the efficiency of S&T policies across leading industrial countries and forecast S&T development, the staff of the other lab study the tools, models and development patterns of innovation markets.
Dr. Anette Kubler, head of the German delegation, is also the head of the Competence Center for Innovation and Technology Management and Foresight at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) in Karlsruhe. Her presentation included impressive data on applied research in six ISI Competence Centers with a total of 20 Business Units at the Institute. ‘Our expertise in the area of innovation research is based on the synergy of the technical, economic and social science knowledge of our staff members. In our work we apply not only a broad spectrum of advanced scientific theories, models, methods and social-science measurement instruments, but continually develop them further, utilizing the empirical findings from the research projects conducted’.
The range of research at the Institute encompasses some of the most challenging problems in the world today - Energy policy and new energy efficiency systems; Climate policy and control; Industry and service innovations; Water resources management; Biotechnology and innovations in the Health systems, etc.
The seminar program is packed as the participants plan to discuss many priority issues: measuring and governing innovation methods and instruments; innovation strategies at a company level; knowledge and technology transfer; global challenges and Foresight research.
‘The main goal of the seminar, - Leonid Gohberg explained, - is a highly professional discussion that should lead not only to inter-institutional cooperation development, but also to friendly personal contacts between Russian and German colleagues. I believe this will be a great result of the seminar and at the same time – an indicator of its success’.
Valentina Gruzintseva, HSE News Service
Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and HSE graduate highlighted the key values of the future economy, while speaking at the panel discussion ‘Global Trends: Challenges and Windows of Opportunity’, which was held as part of HSE’s programme at the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students.
Annual Symposium of the Association of German and Russian Economists ‘Innovation: the Way towards Continued Growth? German-Russian Experience Exchange’
The annual symposium of the Association of German and Russian Economists (dialog e.V.), which is open to all who are interested, will take place in Moscow on May 23-25. The dialog e.V. Association has held the symposium for 15 years in a row and is in its own way a platform for creating and developing the Russian-German contact network in the fields of economics, politics, management and education.
On September 29th the first lecture in the cycle of meetings of top-managers of the largest in Europe gas company E.ON Ruhrgas AG with the university students took place at the HSE. Steffen Bruendel, Head of Cultural and Academic Affairs at the E.ON Ruhrgas Corporate Office, and Hans-Peter Floren, Member of the Board of Management, E.ON Ruhrgas AG, told us about this lecture course.