gala 2014

The Innovatioin Show 2014

Smart Innovations.
Territorial Intelligence and Entrepreneurial City


December 15, 2014, From 2pm to 5pm

Cité des Sciences (Salle Agora), 30 Avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris


The registration is free but mendatory (for security reasons as the Cité des sciences is usually not open to public on Monday).

Register on line before December 11, 2014.



Call for papers

  • Market & Organizations

Title: International development strategies of firms

  • Special issue: Journal of Innovation Economics & Management

Title: Frugal innovation: questioning for the economics of innovation and key challenges for the protection of intellectual property

Title: Science, research and society: the impact of innovation and standardisation of Knowledge production

Title: New approaches to innovation and knowledge management: interaction, collaboration, openness

Title: Re-examining creativity in entrepreneurship

  • Collection Business & Innovation, Peter Lang

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Editorial by RNI, November 2014

“‘Silver economy’:  what potential for geront’innovations?” by Blandine Laperche*

Since elderly people constitute a potentially important market (due to their purchasing power and the size of this population), researchers have defined the “silver economy” not as a separate sector, but as a set of productive and commercial activities transversal to existing sectors (health, leisure activities, housing, insurances, caring sector…) and integrating the applications of information technologies (robotics, domotics, e-mobility…), etc. This combination – “silver economy” with gerontechnologies – can be a source of innovations for the elderly: the geront’innovations. Gerontechnologies thus include the set of instruments that are used in caring the elderly including their social and cognitive environment. They are intended to people of more than 60 years, mentally or physically isolated or dependent and are often presented according to the services they deliver in the aim of improving the well-being of elderly: communication and social link (videophone, adapted telephones, internet), security (caring TV, fall detection systems, motion sensor alarms), health (telemedicine, medical devices etc.), mobility and accessibility (smart walkers, bracelets and other device, digital interfaces), etc.

On the one hand, demographic evolutions induce significant risks of increase in diseases, invalidity and dependence situations. Science and technology may however contribute to reduce these risks or facilitate their management. Aging can thus be an opportunity to re-orientate existing technologies and apply them to the specific problems of elderly and hence to renew the supply of enterprises and stimulate the economic growth.
On the other hand, in developed countries, the improvement of the health of elderly and their more active social life are visible. This can also be partly explained by technical progress, and especially by the large diffusion of information technologies (automation, telematics). These technologies give the possibility to increase the share of elderly in the labour market, to increase the labour productivity and to replace workers for arduous, dangerous or geographically remote tasks. It is however clear that that the use of automation to the benefit of elderly will have a productive impact only if the digital divide is reduced.

The development of technologies adapted to the problems of elderly is also considered as a potential source of economies since home care normally less weighs on public budgets compared to the placement in an institution.  Finally these new technologies can be a source of productivity gains not only in the user but also in the producer sectors. They may induce creation of new jobs in the service sector but also in engineering and R&D. As such, they can be considered as a potential engine for the economy.

Notwithstanding the fact that geront’innovations catch the attention of researchers from various disciplines, but also of policy makers and entrepreneurs, their diffusion and the emergence of a new innovative trajectory are not so simple. For financial reasons but also  due to routines, the large diffusion of gerontechnologies faces locks-in situations. To resolve the economic, technical, but also psychological and ethical blocking situations, technical improvements are needed, associated to the increase of public awareness and the implementation of new business models (collective diffusion, functional economy). At the current time, these specific technologies remain at an experimental stage; their potential only needs to be revealed. So geront’innovations meet hopes they inspired.

NB: this presentation is part of a research program in progress RRI - Chaire Transitions Démograhiques / Transitions Economiques

*Clerse, ULCO, RRI

The RRI’s reviews : just published…

JIE_015 Science and Innovation 

Journal of Innovation Economics & Management

n°15, 2014/3

Editeur: De Boeck Supérieur

M&O21 La Chine innove. Politiques publiques et stratégies d’entreprise 

Marché et Organisations

n°21, 2014/2

Editeur: L’Harmattan

inno45 Jean-Baptiste Say et la libération des forces de production 

Innovations. Revue d’Economie et de Management de l’Innovation

n°45, 2014/3

Editeur: De Boeck Supérieur

Just published: books

philo rurale

PHILOSOPHIE RURALE. Ou économie générale et politique de l’agriculture, réduite à l’ordre immuable des loix physiques et morales.
Edité par Romuald Dupuy et Pierre Le Masne 

Collection : Naissance de l’économie politique, Slatkine Erudiction - Genève

Année de publication: 2014

DRH innov

Le DRH innovateur. Management des ressources humaines et dynamiques d’innovation 

Faïz Gallouj, François Stankiewicz (dir)

Collection: Business and Innovation - volume 11

Année de publication: 2014

services et environnement

Services et environnement. Les enjeux énergétiques de l’innovation dans les services 

Charlotte Fourcroy

Collection: Business and Innovation - volume 10

Année de publication: 2014

Call for papers


Special issue: Journal of Innovation Economics & Management

Title: Frugal innovation: questioning for the economics of innovation and key challenges for the protection of intellectual property

  • Submission of an abstract: January 15, 2015

Title: Science, research and society: the impact of innovation and standardisation of Knowledge production

  • Submission of an abstract: December 15, 2014

Title: New approaches to innovation and knowledge management: interaction, collaboration, openness



There will be 2 issues: 1 in English & 1 in French. Pour télécharger l’appel à communications pour la revue Innovations. Revue d’économie et de management de l’innovation :



Title: International development strategies of firms

Coordinated by Laurice Alexandre-Leclair

  • Deadline for submissio: March31, 2015

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International conference on the employability and innovation of Maghreb universities

Date: November 20, 21 et 22, 2014
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Contact: Faculté des Sciences Juridiques Economiques et Sociales Kénitra, Campus universitaire Maamora  BP: 2010,  Kénitra, Maroc.
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