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December 12, 2016 Innovation Show

The protection of intellectual property in globalization

The seminar is free but registration is mandatory. Please register online before December 6, 2016.

Cité des sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris (Salle Agora)
30 avenue Corentin Cariou
75019 PARIS
February 15-17, 2017 Decentralized seminar

Network Innovative Strategies and Academic Entrepreneurial Dynamics – SI(R)DE(A)

March 13, 2017 Permanent seminar

Foods Issues and Challenges in Africa

L’Harmattan, Paris
March 27, 2017 Spring of Innovation

Foods and biodiversity

Cité des sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris
May 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

Title: Climate Change: New frontier for innovation?

  • Submission of full paper: October 31, 2016

Titre : Crowdfunding: Toward New Paradigms of Innovation?

  • Deadline of draft submission: Up to end of December 2016

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, December 2016

« Blockchain: the technology to replace trust », par Serge LE ROUX*

The digital revolution is accelerating and pursues what appears to be an inexorable process of objectification of social and human relations which have formed the basis of the life of society for hundreds of years.

One of the last avatars entitled « Blockchain ». If for Bill Gates, it is « a technological tour de force », Melanie Swan(1) considers it as the creation of “a mechanism of proof of all network transactions without resorting to trust”, in short, a new advanced form of « peer to peer ».

The genesis of this innovation is generally attributed to the American libertarian currents in response to the subprime crisis of 2008, particularly to the impunity enjoyed by thos responsable for the crisis (banks) and the solution chosen by the governments to remedy the situation (additional tax applied to citizens). The alternative is appeared with the establishment of a private money (this will the Bitcoins): fully virtual currency (redeemable in lawful money), it is subject to an original data processing:

  • Each authenticated transaction is grouped in a « block »;
  • The block is timestamped, cryptographyed (automatically) and then integrated in a register (ledger);
  • The register is decentralized among all computers participating in the network (several thousand);
  • The block is added to the existing blocks to form a « chain »;
  • Transactions are unfalsifiable and eternally available, the security is self-organized by the system, without any need for the intervention of a trusted third party such as the government, a bank, a notary, etc.

The uses of this new technology first concern banks: as IBM, JP Morgan, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs have created their own blockchain system, under an appearant purpose to speed up transactions and a more discreet aim to circumvent the regulatory authority. We can easily imagine that this new device could replace an international clearing house as Clearstream, but also encourage the entry of new players such as GAFAinto the world of finance.

Other areas are also affected (or are likely to be soon affected): international trade, the virtual cadastre (ongoing experiences in Ghana and Honduras), real estate transactions, diplomas, personal medical data, Copyright, traceability of materials, home assistance, connected cars, sports betting, etc.

The dominant idea that pushes the holders of Blockchain technology is to escape from stat regulations and to work freely, directly and unimpeded between individuals and private structures. This is an infinite extension of the well-known logic of tax havens, the triumph of anonymity and, associated with the Internet of Things, the empowerment of creditors over debtors.

Although technical problems (system size, processing speed) or economic (bankrupcy of bitcoins management platforms) may arise, we can see, overall, in the technology of blockchain an additional phase of the objectification of labor in the virtualization of virtual work. The foreseeable consequences of such a transformation are known: loss of many skilled jobs, risks for public freedoms, reduction of the sphere of individual privacy. We also know that the actors with a logical of profitability-accumulation of capital, in general, have a dynamism that individuals, existing representation structures, holders of public power can hardly achieve.

If the challenge posed by the blockchain is the objectification of confidence, it nevertheless opens two possible divergent paths, open to the public debate:

  • The creation of private currencies versus the organization of local communities based on non-market exchanges;
  • Hermetic private money versus open source exchange.

(1) Blockchain: Blueprint for a new economy, O’Reilly, Sebastopol-CA, 2015.

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…

The inventor, the innovator and the businessman

Technology and Innovation

Volume 2016-2

Editeur: ISTE

Innovation sur mesure

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

n°51, 2016/3

Editeur: De Boeck Supérieur

Grassroots Innovation Processes

Journal of Innovation Economics & Management

n°21, 2016/3

Editeur: De Boeck Supérieur

Just published: books

Gestion des connaissances et innovation. Interaction, collaboration, ouverture

Pierre Barbaroux, Amel Attour, Eric Schenk

Série Smart innovation – volume 6

ISTE – Décembre 2016

The Entrepreneur

Sophie Boutillier, Dimitri Uzunidis

Smart Innovation Set – Volume 8

ISTE – November 2016

Microfinance. Battling a Wicked Problem

Arvind Ashta

Collections : Business and Innovation

Peter Lang – Année de publication : 2016


Events from partners

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


N° Spécial « La défaillance et l’échec des PME »
Date limite d’envoi des propositions d’article (version complète) : 30 janvier 2017


Date et lieu : 28 mars 2017, Le Cnam, Paris, France
Date limite de soumission : 15 janvier 2017


Congrès de la SFHST 2017
Date et lieu : 19-21 avril 2017, Strasbourg, France
Date limite de réception des abstracts : 5 janvier 2017


Date : 20-21 December 2016
Lieu : Delhi, India


Groupe thématique « Innovation » de l’AIMS
Journées de Lyon, 15 et 16 septembre 2016


11-12 July 2016, Nice (France)


Lieu : Toulouse
Date de limite de dépôt de candidature : 8 juillet 2016


Venue: 6-8 July 2016, Montreal, Canada


Organized by the BETA, Bureau for Economic Theory and Applications
Nancy, France, on June 27-29, 2016


Dans le cadre de la chaire – Action-Ingénieurs-Ingénieux de l’Institut Gaston Berger
16-17 juin 2016, INSA, Lyon
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Organized by CEDAG, with the partnership of Academie de l’Entrepreneuriat et de l’Innovation (AEI)
June 13 2016, Paris Descartes University
Online registration


Journée organisée par l’IRIAF et le CRIEF
9-10 June 2016, Niort (France)


6ème Journées Geoges Doriot
Date: May 19-20, 2016
Place: UCL (campus de Mons), Belgique


Date: May 6-7, 2016
Place: Hammamet, Tunisia


Revue Terminal – Technologie de l’information, culture & société
Date limite de dépôt des propositions d’articles : 15 mars 2016 à