Eu-SPRI Forum Early Career Researcher and PhD Circulation Award: Call Deadline 11th September 2022

Call for proposals for Doctoral Researchers and Early Career Researchers

Thirty Fifth submission deadline: 11th September 2022

The circulation of Early Career and PhD Researchers is an important element of the training activities of the Eu-SPRI Forum network. It is part of the development of the European Training Platform, which the Eu-SPRI Forum aims to develop in the area of science and innovation policy studies. It addresses our objective of offering a European pathway to Early Career and PhD researchers in this field. 

Member organisations are:

  • Université Paris-Est, Institut Francilien Recherche Innovation Société (IFRIS)
  • Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
  • Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Spain
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche (CNR), IRCRES Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth, Rome
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
  • CIRCLE, Lund University, Sweden
  • University of Manchester, Institute of Innovation Research
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • NIFU, Norway
  • University of Twente,  Institute of Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS)
  • VTT, in collaboration with Helsinki Institute of Science and Technology Studies (HIST)
  • UiO, Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo
  • SPRU, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex
  • Innovation Studies, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development , Universiteit Utrecht
  • TNO, Netherlands Organisation of Applied Scientific Research
  • UAM, Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and Accenture
  • TUD, Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund, ZWE der TU-Dortmund
  • Rathenau Institute — KNAW

This call is open to Doctoral Researchers in their second year of PhD thesis or beyond and Early Career Researchers, who have completed their PhD within the past 36 months.

Topic Areas supported

This mobility call is restricted to research topics relating to science, technology and innovation policy including studies of science, technological innovation processes and entrepreneurship which may have relevance for policy.

Candidates can decide to apply for a short mobility call (up to one month visiting) or a regular mobility call (at least 3 months of visiting).

How to apply

  1. You must first discuss your proposed short term or regular visit with a potential supervisor at your chosen host institution. Both the ‘Home’ institute and ‘Host’ institute must be members of the Eu-SPRI Forum Network. You must confirm that they are prepared to accept you if your proposal is selected.
  1. Send the following documents to Deborah.cox@manchester.ac.uk

(This does not need to be signed by all parties at application stage)

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter / email of support from Host Supervisor
  • Letter / email of support from Home Supervisor
  • 1 other academic reference
  1. Your application will be evaluated by a committee from the Eu-SPRI Forum Training Group. You will be informed of the outcome when a decision has been made (within 1 month).

Application guidelines

  • The proposed location should be in a different “national system” so that the researcher experiences a different institutional environment. An application to move, for example, within the Netherlands would not be accepted.
  • Length of circulation visit should be at least 3 months for regular circulation and up to 1 month for short-term circulation. The three months can be split into tranches.
  • In the Letter of Intent, be as specific as possible about what you intend to do at your host institute.  Detail why you wish to visit that particular institute; how it will contribute to your research; what you hope to achieve.
  • Prepare your proposal thoroughly, look at the criteria for selection and make a good case.  The awards are competitive and you need to present yourself well.  Have a specific objective for the stay.  This could be to work on an area of theory with experts or to undertake fieldwork in a different country, for example.  Think about the potential benefits which may arise in the longer term.  Make sure you put in sufficient material to convince the reviewers.  If you apply for a short-term circulation you have to clearly explain why such a short-term visiting is sufficient to reach the research objective of the stay.
  • Ensure that the place you want to visit is a good match for you and your work and make sure that the researcher(s) you want to work with will actually be there and are willing to host you.  Making preliminary enquiries about practical arrangements is also a good idea.  However, if someone at another institution has agreed in principle to accept you, your proposal may still be subject to a request for further revision or rejected.
  • Ask someone (perhaps your supervisor) to review your proposal before you submit it.
  • Your research must be relevant to the Eu-SPRI Forum Network. For more information see the website.
  • Both the ‘PhD Home’ institute and ‘Host’ institute must be members of the Eu-SPRI Forum Network. Therefore, you may only apply to institutes that are ‘Early Career/PhD Hosts’ within Eu-SPRI Forum Network. Full members are listed on the website.

 The criteria for evaluating proposals are:

  • Quality of the candidate
  • Quality of the ECR/PhD project
  • Relevance of the project to Eu-SPRI
  • Expected benefits of stay for host institution
  • Expected benefits of stay for research career and/or PhD studies
  • Balance of student flows (only for regular circulation)

Further details

  • Eu-SPRI will award a lump sum of €2,500 per regular visit candidate (for travel expenses and accommodation) and up to €1,200 for short-term candidates.  This will be paid once the awardee is in situ at the host organisation.
  • If your application is successful, the letter of Intent must then be signed by all parties who must agree to the terms outlined in it.
  • On completion of the circulation you must provide a Circulation Report to the Eu-SPRI network which may be placed on the website. This is a mandatory requirement.
  • If you think you need any further information please email: Debbie.Cox@manchester.ac.uk or Kate.Barker@manchester.ac.uk 

Notes:

Please check with your proposed host organisation that they are accepting research visitors.

For previous applicants who have received notification of an award but who have not yet been able to conduct the research visit  due to the Pandemic please notify Debbie Cox of your new dates, once these are known.  Awards are still valid.

 
 

Eu-SPRI ECC Dortmund – Call for Papers – Extended Deadline!

Social Innovation Policy:

Concepts, Methods and Policy Practices

Early Career Researchers Conference (ECC)

21 – 23 September 2022

Dortmund, Germany

The European Capital of Innovation

Call for Papers

In recent years, a new understanding of innovation has been discussed worldwide. This understanding focuses on the importance of innovations in overcoming major societal challenges. Furthermore, there is a growing conviction that social innovations make an important contribution to overcoming these challenges (cf. Howaldt et al. 2019), claiming that only through the change of social practice can necessary transformations succeed. But what does the term social innovation mean, and how can they best be conceptualised? Why are social innovations increasingly becoming the focus of attention, and what opportunities and challenges do they pose for scientific research and innovation policy? How can social innovations be supported in the context of much needed broader transformations? What is the meaning of social innovation for recent ambitions in STI policies (mission and transformation)?

Since the Second World War, Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy has been largely focused on technological innovations for economic growth. This situation has changed in recent years (Schot and Steinmueller 2018).With a growing awareness of ‘limits to growth’ and concerns about climate change, sustainability concerns have become more and more prominent in STI policy and a broader understanding of innovation has emerged. The recent ‘Guidebook for the preparation of science, technology and innovation (STI) for SDGs roadmaps’ prepared by the United Nations Task Force, for instance, underlines the importance of a broad understanding of innovation beyond techno-economic innovations (United Nations Inter-Agency Task Team on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs und European Commission, Joint Research Centre 2021).

Therefore, political interest in social innovation is growing worldwide (e.g. Geels et al. 2019). Social innovations and socially innovative initiatives are omnipresent. Studies of social innovations are booming and cover the entire globe (Howaldt et al. 2019; van der Have and Rubalcaba 2016). Due to the broad understanding and usage of the concept, one finds social innovations – understood as deliberate changes of social practices with the intention of reaching a certain goal (cf. Howaldt and Schwarz 2010) – in a large variety of contexts, ranging from topics of climate change research to urban development and urban agriculture, from health to social inclusion and education. This broad thematic range underlines the importance of better understanding social innovations and social innovation ecosystems for sustainable development.

Since the 1980s, new concepts have emerged in international innovation research that consider social innovations as an independent type of innovation and make them accessible as an object of empirical investigation. The conceptual debate has intensified ever since, and progress has been made in developing a concept of social innovation grounded in social theory and elaborating the significance of the concept in the context of processes of social change (Howaldt and Schwarz 2021; Pel et al. 2020). Similarly, the topic has been linked to the overarching discussion on the fundamental reorientation of innovation policy (Larrue 2021; Wanzenbröck et al. 2020; Wittmann et al. 2021; Schot and Steinmueller, 2018; Edler and Fagerberg 2017; Mazzucato 2018). In this context, the contours of a new understanding of innovation are becoming discernible (Howaldt and Schwarz 2021). The opportunities and challenges of introducing social innovations into the framework of a comprehensive innovation policy will be discussed at the conference.

Accordingly, this ECC offers the opportunity to discuss the future role of social innovation in STI policies from different angles. In particular, we welcome submissions that address (but are not necessarily limited to) the following areas:

  • State of the art of social innovation research
  • Social innovation and transformation
  • Social innovation and new strands of STI Policy
  • Diffusion mechanisms of social innovations and the role of STI Policy
  • Interactions between social innovation policies from different policy fields (environment, energy) and STI
  • Innovation ecosystems, governance models and infrastructures for social innovation (science, society and policy interface)
  • Evaluation, assessment and impacts of social innovation and social innovation policies
  • Interaction between social and technological innovations to address 21st century challenges


Conference structure and format:

The conference will offer a varied programme, including paper presentation sessions, keynote talks, policy and practitioners panel, a conference award, networking sessions, social activities and conference dinner.

Early career researchers can choose one of the two following options to present their work: 1) full paper presentation (15-minute presentation followed by a discussion) or 2) speed talk or poster presentation (5-minute pitches, followed by discussion in break-out groups). The audience is expected (and encouraged) to actively participate in the discussion. For each full paper, a senior and a junior (early career) discussant will prepare direct feedback to the presenter.

This Early Career Conference addresses the guiding theme “Social Innovation Policy: Concepts, Methods and Policy Practices”. The conference is organized in streams according to the above thematic fields.

The conference will take place in person in Dortmund, Germany (if possible).


Anticipated list of speakers/teachers:

  • Jakob Edler / Katrin Ostertag (Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Karlsruhe)
  • Jürgen Howaldt / Christoph Kaletka (TU Dortmund University, Faculty of Social Science, Social Research Center sfs)
  • Julia Wittmayer (Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences ESSB, Rotterdam)
  • Klaus Schuch (Centre for Social Innovation ZSI, Vienna)
  • Judith Terstriep (Institute for Work and Technology IAT, Gelsenkirchen)
  • Mike Asquith (European Environmental Agency, Copenhagen)


Registration, fees and accommodation:

  • Registration:
    • Free for Eu-SPRI/ESSI members
    • 250€ for non-Eu-SPRI/ESSI members
  • Accommodation (2 nights), lunch and dinner included
  • Travel expenses will not be covered (a limited number of grants for widening countries’ participants will be provided upon request)


Paper submission (instructions & deadlines):

Early career researchers interested in participating in this ECC must submit an extended abstract (750 to 1,000 words, including key references) as well as a short motivation letter (1-2 paragraphs, max 1 page) no later than 16 May 2022 via email to:

Rick Hölsgens: henricus.hoelsgens@tu-dortmund.de.

The decision will be communicated to the authors by the 7th of June 2022. If accepted, (draft) full papers must be submitted 3 weeks prior to the conference, i.e. 31st of August (speed talk submissions only need to submit their presentation as pdf).

Evaluation and selection criteria of submissions is based on academic quality, thematic relevance and motivation.


Time table:

  • May 16, 2022 – Deadline for extended abstracts (750 – 1,000 words)
  • June 7, 2022 – Notification of acceptance
  • August 31, 2022 – Deadline for (draft) full papers (5000 – 7000 words) (or slides in the case of speed talks)
  • September 21-23, 2022 – Conference


Contact: 

In case of any question, please contact the local organising team: Dr. Rick Hölsgens at: henricus.hoelsgens@tu-dortmund.de.

Scientific and Organising Committee

Prof. Dr. Jakob Edler
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Howaldt
Dr. Rick Hölsgens
Dr. Katrin Ostertag
Tanja Kaufmann
Dr. Karina Maldonado-Mariscal
Dr. Klaus Schuch
Dr. Judith Terstriep
Dr. Julia Wittmayer
Marthe Zirngiebl

References

Edler, J.; Fagerberg, J. (2017). Innovation Policy: What, why, and how. Oxford Review of Economic Policy 44 (1), 2-23.

Geels, Frank W.; Turnheim, Bruno; Asquith, Mike; Kern, Florian; Kivimaa, Paula (2019). Sustainability transitions. Policy and practice. European Environment Agency. Copenhagen (EEA Report, 9/2019).

Howaldt, J.; Kaletka, C.; Schröder, A.; Zirngiebl, M. (Eds.) (2019). Atlas of social innovation: 2nd volume: A world of new practices. Oekom Verlag.

Howaldt, J.; Schwarz, M. (2021). Social innovation and social change. In J. Howaldt; C. Kaletka; A. Schröder (Eds.), Research agenda for social innovation. Edward Elgar Publishing

Howaldt, J.; Schwarz, M. (2010). Social Innovation: Concepts, research fields and international trends. https://sfs.sowi.tu-dortmund.de/storages/sfs-sowi/r/Publikationen/Soziale_Innovation_Publikationen/Social_Innovation_Concepts__Research_Fields_and_Trends.pdf

Larrue, P. (2021). The design and implementation of mission-oriented innovation policies: A new systemic policy approach to address societal challenges. OECD Science, Technology and Industry Policy Papers. https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/deliver/3f6c76a4-en.pdf?itemId=%2Fcontent%2Fpaper%2F3f6c76a4-en&mimeType=pdf

Mazzucato, M. (2018). Mission-oriented research & innovation in the European Union: A problem solving approach to fuel innovation-led growth. Brussels. European Commission. Directorate General for Research and Innovation. https://doi.org/10.2777/36546

Schot, Johan; Steinmueller, Edward (2018). Three frames for innovation policy. R&D, system of innovation and transformative change. Research Policy 47, 1554–1567.

United Nations Inter-Agency Task Team on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs; European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2021): Guidebook for the preparation of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for SDGs Roadmaps. Luxembourg: Publication Office of the European Union. Available online: https://op.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/f9f6a6a8-ac7e-11eb-9767-01aa75ed71a1/language-en.

Van der Have, Robert P.; Rubalcaba, Luis (2016). Social innovation research: An emerging area of innovation studies? Research Policy 45 (9), 1923–1935. DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2016.06.010.

Wanzenböck, I.; Wesseling, J.; Frenken, K.; Hekkert, M.; Weber, K. (2020). A framework for mission-oriented innovation policy: Alternative pathways through the problem–solution space. Science and Public Policy 47 (4), pp. 474–489.

Wittmann, F.; Hufnagl, M.; Lindner, R.; Roth, F.; Edler, J. (2021). Governing varieties of mission-oriented innovation policies: A new typology. Science and Public Policy, 48 (5), 727-738

Eu-SPRI Call for Proposals for Early Career Research Conferences (ECC)

The Eu-SPRI member organisations are invited to submit proposals for Early Career Research Conferences (ECC) in 2023

The Eu-SPRI Forum aims to support the intellectual and career development of early career SPRI researchers (doctoral candidates; Postdocs), most notably through doctoral programmes, conferences, summer schools and mobility between the partner groups.

ECC gather outstanding early career researchers with established academics for a series of exchanges about on-going and new research in research and innovation policy. Within the SPRI field ECC normally have no narrow themes, rather they are thematically open. Early career researchers can network with one another, across institutions and countries, and with established researchers, and gain critical feedback on their work, as well as experience in critiquing the work of peers.

The Eu-SPRI Forum supports one or two conferences per year. An ECC will normally have 25-30 participants. The maximum support for a conference amounts to 20,000 euros (for organisation and all actual incurred costs for participants once present, not their travel costs).  We actively encourage Member organisations to run conferences on-line.

This call asks for applications for ECC to be organised by 31st December 2023 at the latest.

Submission deadline: 31 March 2022

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to Eu-SPRI Forum secretariat: Debbie Cox debbie.cox@manchester.ac.uk. The Eu-SPRI Forum Executive Committee will decide the selection of conferences by 30 April 2022.    Please apply to Debbie for the application form.

Eu-SPRI ECC Manchester

Rethinking Innovation Policy:

Creating Resilience in Times of Uncertainty

Early Career Researchers Conference (ECC)

9 – 10 May 2022

Manchester, United Kingdom

Call for Papers

In times of uncertainty, it is more important than ever to re-think how Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policies can help societies to be more resilient to economic crises. Such crises present uncertainties but also opportunities in terms of putting equality, responsibility and sustainability at the heart of the recovery. While business-as-usual and one-size-fits-all approaches may not be the most suitable actions, there is an increasing need for flexible systems to bounce forward and adjust to new, emergent situations in order to build back better after challenging times.

This Early Career Conference (ECC) is an opportunity to interrogate how STI policies can be mobilised to fulfil a more ambitious policy agenda. It focuses on three interconnected and overlapping themes this conference seeks to integrate. 

From a system perspective, the first dimension of the policies for recovery should consider major sustainability challenges. Challenge- or mission-oriented approaches aim to overcome current societal challenges by putting emphasis on directionality through goals or missions (Mazzucato, 2018) and by renewing interest in innovation-active governments, driving discussions about a need for greater ‘challenge-orientation’ in innovation policy (Schot and Steinmueller, 2018). However, policy experimentation and institutional change need to co-exist and co-influence the current set of policy goals, strategies, instruments and processes that interact as policy mixes (Flanagan et al., 2011). 

The current conjuncture is also characterised by rising territorial and social inequalities, where territorial resilience differs significantly and generates uneven geography of recoverability and continuity. The focus on place-based innovation involves paying attention to local governance, combining the diversity of smart specialisation strategies with the transformative potential of local mission-oriented innovation policy (McCann and Soete, 2020). Developing community resilience through STI policies (in particular in left-behind areas) is a critical element to start ‘levelling up’, reduce inequalities and rebalancing economies and societies. 

Because returning to “business as usual” will not deliver a sustained long-term economic recovery that also improves well-being and reduces inequality (OECD, 2020), responsible innovation policies focused on resilience could help to develop the trajectories needed to be build back better. Reflecting on the ‘responsibility’ dimension of innovation policy is crucial as we seek to understand the societal impact of innovation systems transformation as well as the local/regional manifestations of global challenges and the ‘local’ opportunities for solving them. 

 Based on that we would like to invite submissions that address (but are not limited to) the following questions:

  • What contributions has a mission-based approach to innovation policy made to address economic and social crises like the current COVID-19 pandemic?
  • What would be the impact for STI policy when the focus shifts from economic growth to creating more resilient societies?
  • To what extent are current policy instruments fit for purpose when society is in a more constant state of disruption due to recurring societal challenges?
  • How can STI policies better align grand challenges with territorial differences to build more equal, sustainable, and responsible societies?
  • How can different actors in the innovation ecosystem contribute to addressing grand challenges at local level to reduce inequalities?
  • What is the potential of responsible innovation or other responsibility-oriented policy frameworks to support transformative change?
  • What are the synergies between responsible innovation and research on grand societal challenges?
  • How can innovation policy be characterised from a responsibility perspective? What makes innovation policy ‘responsible’?


Conference structure and format:

The one-and-a-half day conference will offer a varied program, including paper presentation sessions, keynote talks and social events for networking purposes. 

Early career researchers will present a full paper in a 15-minute presentation followed by discussions from junior and senior scholars. The audience is expected (and encouraged) to participate. 


Keynote speakers:

  • Pedro Marques, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV). Pedro is a Ramon y Cajal fellow working on regional development, innovation and governance in peripheral regions of the EU.
  • Iris Wanzenböck, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development (Utrecht University). Iris is an Assistant Professor who focuses on the governance of innovation policy for societal challenges and transformative change.


Registration, fees and accommodation:

  • Registration:
    • Free for Eu-SPRI members
    • £320 for non-Eu-SPRI members
  • Fees cover accommodation (2 nights) in a 4* Hotel, lunches and social events.
  • Travel expenses will not be covered.


Paper submission (instructions & deadlines):

Early career researchers interested in participating in this conference must submit an extended abstract (800-1,000 words) no later than 4th March 2022 to Dr. Mayra Morales Tirado at mayra.moralestirado@manchester.ac.uk. The decision will be communicated to the authors by 15 March 2022.

Full accepted papers (5,000 – 8,000 words) must be submitted by 29 April 2022 to be included in the conference programme to the same email address.

Evaluation and selection criteria of submissions are based on academic quality, thematic relevance and motivation.


Conference Program:



Sunday 8th of May

6.30pm –

Get together

Venue: Brewdog. 144 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9GP


Monday 9th of May

9.00am – 9.30am

Registration

9.30am – 10.00am

Opening session

Venue: Penthouse. AMBS 10th floor

10.00am – 11.00am

Plenary session: Iris Wanzenböck

Title: Societal problem orientation in STI policies – Governance challenges and ways forward

Venue: Penthouse. AMBS 10th floor

11.00am – 11.30am

Coffee break

Venue: Penthouse. AMBS 10th floor

11.30am – 1.00pm

Session 1: Responsible and Social Innovation

Venue: Penthouse. AMBS 10th floor

Session 2: Global challenges

 

Venue: 9.041. AMBS 9th floor

1.00pm – 2.30pm

Lunch

Venue: The Mill. AMBS Ground floor

2.30pm – 4.00pm

Session 3: Sustainability transitions I

Venue: Penthouse. AMBS 10th floor

Session 4: Innovation policy

Venue: 9.041. AMBS 9th floor

4.00pm – 4.30pm

Coffee break

Venue: Penthouse. AMBS 10th floor

4.30pm – 5.30pm

Session 5: Innovation and COVID 19

Venue: Penthouse. AMBS 10th floor

Session 6: Innovation policy II

Venue: 9.041. AMBS 9th floor

7.00pm –

Social dinner

Venue: HOME. 2 Tony Wilson Pl, Manchester M15 4FN


Tuesday 10th of May

9.00am – 10.00am

Plenary session: Pedro Marques

Title: Can (or should) peripheral regions converge with the wealthiest?

Venue: Penthouse. AMBS 10th floor

10.00am – 10.30am

Coffee break

Venue: Penthouse. AMBS 10th floor

10.30am – 12.00am

Session 7: Sustainability transitions II

 

Venue: Penthouse. AMBS 10th floor

Session 8: Knowledge
transfer and engagement

Venue: 9.041. AMBS 9th floor

12.00pm – 12.30pm

Closure and Awards

Venue: Penthouse. AMBS 10th floor

12.30pm – 2pm

Lunch/ End of the conference

Venue: Penthouse. AMBS 10th floor

Parallel sessions

Each presenter has a 30-minutes slot that includes: 15 minutes presentation, 10 minutes comments from a junior and senior colleague and 5 minutes Q&As from the audience.

Session 1: Responsible and Social
Innovation

Venue: Penthouse. AMBS 10th floor

Chair: Mayra Morales Tirado

Monday 9th

11.30am-12.00pm

Title: Can soft governance influence responsible innovation outcomes in the Global South? The case of iGEM in Latin America

Author: Adam McCarthy

Senior discussant: Elvira Uyarra

Junior discussant: Karina Maldonado Mariscal

Monday 9th

12.00pm-12.30pm

Title: Grassroots innovation movements in Oaxaca: Innovation intermediaries and alternative pathways to innovation

Author: Pablo Ayala

Senior discussant: Pedro Marques

Junior discussant: Adam McCarthy

Monday 9th

12.30pm-1.00pm

Title: Regional Innovation Policy in Mexico: Towards Social Innovation Ecosystems

Author: Karina Maldonado Mariscal

Senior discussant: Pedro Marques

Junior discussant: Pablo Ayala

Session 2: Global challenges

Venue: 9.041. AMBS 9th floor

Chair: Sarada Gadepalli

Monday 9th

11.30am-12.00pm

Title: Arts greening driver or breaker? A systematic review of tow decades of green innovation determinants research in music festivals

Author: Paulin Gohoungodji

Senior discussant: Bruce Tether

Junior discussant: Arash Hajikhani

Monday 9th

12.00pm-12.30pm

Title: Circularity and Global Value Chains: an integrative framework

Author: Cristina Di Stefano

Senior discussant: Silvia Massini

Junior discussant: Paulin Gohoungodji

Monday 9th

12.30pm-1.00pm

Title: The power of new indicators to map firm’s technological activity and its orientation towards the societal challenges

Author: Arash Hajikhani

Senior discussant: Bruce Tether

Junior discussant: Cristina Di Stefano

Session 3: Sustainability transitions I

Venue: Penthouse. AMBS 10th floor

Chair: Mina Rezaeian Abrishami

Monday 9th

2.30pm-3.00pm

Title: Tactics vs Opposing rationalities. A case study of how entrepreneurial civil servants’ can counter legitimate objections to executing transition tasks

Author: Rik Braams

Senior discussant: Jonatan Pinkse

Junior discussant: Nanthini Nagarajah

Monday 9th

3.00pm-3.30pm

Title: Tensions between the digital transformation of mobility and sustainability goals – a functional innovation systems based analysis

Author: Anna Grimm

Senior discussant: Jonatan Pinkse

Junior discussant: Rik Braams

Monday 9th

3.30pm-4.00pm

Title: The contextual materiality of low carbon solutions to a developing country Norway-Sri Lanka collaborative floating solar pilot demonstration project

Author: Nanthini Nagarajah

Senior discussant: Jonatan Pinkse

Junior discussant: Anna Grimm

Session 4: Innovation policy

Venue: 9.041. AMBS 9th floor

Chair: Xiuqin Li

Monday 9th

2.30pm-3.00pm

Title: Instrument Mix for Sustainable Transport: The Adoption of Commercial Electric Vehicles

Author: Layla Alali

Senior discussant: Kieron Flanagan

Junior discussant: Monika Wozniak

Monday 9th

3.00pm-3.30pm

Title: The uphill battle for reinventing post-industrial regions: the case of Greater Manchester’s clean growth vision.

Author: Matt Ziembla

Senior discussant: Iris Wanzenböck

Junior discussant: Layla Alali

Monday 9th

3.30pm-4.00pm

Title: Innovative procurement as the tool of mission oriented initiative in Poland

Author: Monika Wozniak

Senior discussant: Kieron Flanagan

Junior discussant: Matt Ziembla

Session 5: Innovation and COVID 19

Venue: Penthouse. AMBS 10th floor

Chair: Huma Javaid

Monday 9th

4.30pm-5.00pm

Title: Innovation in the COVID-19 crisis increasing resilience of the hospitality sector

Author: Noora Al-Muhannadi

Senior discussant: Dimitri Gagliardi

Junior discussant: Jakob Schiele

Monday 9th

5.00pm-5.30pm

Title: Pandemic Doldrums or Wind of Change? Effects of the COVID-19 Crisis on the Sustainable Transition of Shipping

Author: Jakob Schiele

Senior discussant: Dimitri Gagliardi

Junior discussant: Noora Al-Muhannadi

Session 6: Innovation policy II

Venue: 9.041. AMBS 9th floor

Chair: Mateusz Ziembla

Monday 9th

4.30pm-5.00pm

Title: Specialisation and Differentiation of Public Research Institutes in Korea and their relation to positioning of research

Author: Seunghyun Lee

Senior discussant: Mabel Sanchez Barrioluengo

Junior discussant: Esra Aydogdu

Monday 9th

5.00pm-5.30pm

Title: The Impact of Social Innovation Interventions on Institutions

Author: Esra Aydogdu

Senior discussant: Cornelia Lawson

Junior discussant: Seunghyun Lee

Session 7: Sustainability transitions II

Venue: Penthouse. AMBS 10th floor

Chair: Mina Malvandy

Tuesday 10th

10.30am-11.00am

Title: Transition policy mixes and incumbents’ business model adaptation: A co-evolutionary analysis of UK Zero-Carbon Homes

Author: Mina Razaeian Abrishami

Senior discussant: Barbara Ribeiro

Junior discussant: Remi Manesse

Tuesday 10th

11.00am-11.30am

Title: Putting insects on the agenda – the role of policy entrepreneurs for insect conservation in Germany

Author:  Marie Oltmer

Senior discussant: Barbara Ribeiro

Junior discussant: Mina Razaeian Abrishami

Tuesday 10th

11.30am-12.00pm

Title: Construction companies and universities: new actors of urban experimentation within sustainable urban development projects

Author: Remi Manesse

Senior discussant: Barbara Ribeiro

Junior discussant: Marie Oltmer

Session 8: Knowledge transfer and engagement

Venue: 9.041. AMBS 9th floor

Chair: Jenny Twyford

Tuesday 10th

10.30am-11.00am

Title: Science-policy engagement  in mission-oriented research – How quantitative modelling can inform new organisational structures in the research system to promote engagement

Author: Henriette Ruhrmann

Senior discussant: Philippe Laredo

Junior discussant: Lukas Dreier

Tuesday 10th

11.00am-11.30am

Title: The emergence of innovation networks: patents, collaboration and national innovation systems in the European periphery over the Long Term

Author: Sergio Barbosa

Senior discussant: Philippe Laredo

Junior discussant: Henriette Ruhrmann

Tuesday 10th

11.30am-12.00pm

Title: Untapped potential: who are the scientists without knowledge and technology transfer activities and what can motivate them to engage in those activities

Author: Lukas Dreier

Senior discussant: Philippe Laredo

Junior discussant: Sergio Barbosa

Key dates:

  • March 4th, 2022 – Extended Deadline for submission of extended abstracts (800-1,000 words)
  • March 15, 2022 – Notification of acceptance
  • April 29, 2022 – Deadline for full papers (5,000 – 8,000 words)
  • May 9-10, 2022 – Conference

Contact: 

If you have any questions, please contact the local organising team: Dr. Mayra Morales Tirado at mayra.moralestirado@manchester.ac.uk.

Scientific Committee

Carolina Cañibano. INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)
Pablo D’Este. INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)
Gaston Heimeriks. Utrecht University
Oscar Llopis Corcoles. University of Valencia
Alberto Marzucchi. GSSI
Julia Olmos Peñuela. University of Valencia
Jonatan Pinkse. MIOIR, UoM
Francesco Rentocchini. JRC-EC.
Barbara Ribeiro. MIOIR, UoM
Mabel Sanchez Barrioluengo. MIOIR, UoM
Catalina Martinez. IPP (CSIC)
Torben Schubert. Fraunhofer ISI
Elvira Uyarra. MIOIR, UoM
Valentina Tartari. CBS
Taran Thune. TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture

Organising Committee

Mabel Sanchez Barrioluengo (Co-chair)
Jonatan Pinkse (Co-chair)
Sarada Gadepalli
Huma Javaid
Xiuqin Li
Mina Malvandy
Mayra Morales Tirado
Barbara Ribeiro
Mina Rezaeian Abrishami
Elvira Uyarra
Jenny Twyford
Mateusz Ziembla