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March 27, 2017 Spring of Innovation

Innovation for sustainable food

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Cité des sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris
May 12, 2017 Decentralized seminar

Responsable innovation

June 12, 2017 Innovation Day

Morden Times 2: Innovation, at the frontiers of work and no work

Cité des sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris (Salle Agora)
30 avenue Corentin Cariou
75019 PARIS
August 28-29, 2017 RNI Summer School 2017

Agile innovation: challenges for individuals, organizations and territories

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Call for papers


Special issue: Journal of Innovation Economics & Management

Titre : Crowdfunding: Toward New Paradigms of Innovation?

  • Deadline for complete manuscript: March 30, 2017

Title: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Diversity: Beyond gender, are there new perspectives? 

  • Deadline for complete manuscript: March 30, 2017


There is also one call for the French version of the journal. Pour télécharger l’appel à communications pour la revue Innovations. Revue d’économie et de management de l’innovation :

Title: Innovative Entrepreneurship in the Maghreb countries: Challenges for new models of development

  • Deadline for receipt of full papers: March 2017

Editorial by RNI, April 2017

“Agro ecological innovation and development”, by Ludovic Temple*

The convergence of the renewed importance of sustainable development and technological transitions opens a controversy over the economic model mobilized or strengthened. The first model is based on the industrialization of the production function by the standardization of the inputs used to produce agricultural and food products. It is based on the search for the economies of scale, the concentration and specialization of farms and territories. This productivity-efficient model underlies a polarized innovation trajectory by liberating the productive activity of natural and social ecosystem. It reduces the diversity of the latter to a constraint that must be homogenized. A second economic model underlies an agriculture based on more family-friendly production methods. It is based more on the potential of natural and social ecosystems and on the diverse social production structures. These two models converge in the recognition of the inadequacy of the « diffusionist » innovation model based on the concept of invention as result of scientific research and its transfer from laboratory to global agriculture. This convergence can be analyzed by the concept of innovation system. The special issue of Technology and Innovation ( highlights inter-tropical agriculture in developing countries: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Haiti, Madagascar; Senegal and on different innovation processes (agro-ecology, biotechnology, bioenergy).

How the co-evolution between the adaptation of innovation models and technological trajectories that ecologize agronomic practices generates different impacts on development? These case studies confirm the increasing integration of inclusive research of stakeholders in the innovation processes. They describe an open collaborative evolution of the innovation models mobilized. The openness of the procedures reveal themselves as a potential explanation of the impacts of research on development. A second condition favourable to these impacts is identified in processes that reduce the labour hardship or enhance the innovation capacity of farmers to self-generate inputs from local resources. The development of innovation and research policies focused on the public good in the light of local societal expectations is a main issue.

* CIRAD UMR Innovation, Montpellier

New WP and Report

Latest Working Paper

N52 Twenty years of innovation and the deployment of contemporary technological system, Smaïl AÏT-EL-HADJ

N51 The dynamics of the territorial evolution. Entrepreneurs and territorial knowledge capital, Blandine LAPERCHE, Hélène PERRIN BOULONNE


The sustainable entrepreneurial territory. The case of Dunkirk (North, France)
Final report January 2015  – Part 1  – Part 2APart 2B

Directed by  Sophie Boutillier, Blandine Laperche et Dimitri Uzunidis
Authors:  Sophie Boutillier, Antje Burmeister, Blandine Laperche, Céline Merlin-Brogniart, Dimitri Uzunidis, Fédoua Kasmi

Population Ageing and geront’innovations
Final report of August 2015

Directed by Bandine Laperche et Dimitri Uzunidis
Authors : Sophie Boutillier, Philippe Chagnon, Faridah Djellal, Marc Ingham, Blandine Laperche, Fabienne Picard, Sophie Reboud, Corinne Tanguy, Dimitri Uzunidis


The RRI’s reviews : just published…

Agro-ecological innovations and development

Technology and Innovation

Volume 17-2

Editor: ISTE

Techno-sciences en société

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

n°52, 2017/1

Editor: De Boeck Supérieur

Techno-Scientific Culture and Innovation

Innovations. Journal of Innovation Economics and Management

n°22, 2017/1

Editor: De Boeck Supérieur


Just published: books

Dictionnaire économique de l’entrepreneur

Sous la direction de : André Tiran, Dimitri Uzunidis

Collections : Bibliothèque de l’économiste

Classiques Garnier – Année de publication : 2017

Entrepreneuriat et innovation. Contextes et concept

Sophie Boutillier

Collections : Business and Innovation

Peter Lang – Année de publication : 2017

International Specialization Dynamics

Didier Lebert, Hafida El Younsi

Smart Innovation Set – Volume 9

ISTE – February 2017


Events from partners

Date et lieu : 21-22 September 2017, Paris, France


Date et lieu : 5-6 July 2017, Nice, France
Date limite de soumission : April 2, 2017


Second Annual Conference of the UCL Centre for Comparative Study of the Emerging Economies
Date & lieu : June 26-27, 2017, UCL SSEES, UK
Deadline for extended abstracts submission: March 30, 2017


Date et lieu : 22-23 juin 2017, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne
Date limite de soumission des résumés : reportée au lundi 20 mars, minuit


Bureau d’Economie Théorique et Appliqué (BETA, UMR CNRS, Université de Lorraine et Université de Strasbourg)
Date et Lieu : 21 mars 2017 à Nancy, France


2ème Symposium du KCO  (Knowledge Communities Observatory)
Date et lieu : 12 et 13 juin 2017, Kedge Business School Toulon, France
Date limite de réception des textes complets : 6 mars 2017


Congrès de la SFHST 2017
Date et lieu : 19-21 avril 2017, Strasbourg, France


Date et lieu : 28 mars 2017, Le Cnam, Paris, France