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February 15-17, 2017 Decentralized seminar

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

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March 13, 2017 Permanent seminar

Foods Issues and Challenges in Africa

The seminar is free but registration is mandatory. Register online before March 9, 2017.

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

Innovation for sustainable food

For security reasons, the registration is free but mendatory. Register on line before March 23, 2017.

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

Title: Climate Change: New frontier for innovation?

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, March 2017

« Continuity and innovation fertility of the contemporary technological system”, by Smaîl Aït-El-Hadj*

An unprecedented innovation current has fertilized the last twenty years, from 1995 to today, creating an era of “convergence”, with renewing substantially products, communication media, production means… and upsetting massively our way of life. Widespread digitization, combined with the development of networks, and notably Internet, is at the heart of this new innovation field, which is accompanied by the creation of new materials that regenerate most of the technical systems and the mastery of the infinitely small and of genetics fulfils the promises of new ways of improving human health. Meanwhile environmental constraints are beginning to impose themselves as a major factor of technological mutation, especially in the key domain of energies. The technological dynamics of the last twenty years is not a new movement born out of nothing; it can be usefully analysed as the second innovation wave of the third technological system having emerged at the end of the 1970s.

What then is a technological system? It is the formalisation of all the technologies of a given period, seen as an interdependent and coherent system. This modelling uses concepts of the technological systemics that appeared in the 1980s, with instruments allowing the analysis of the organisational structure of technology, of its evolution dynamics, and of the transitions in between phases. With these instruments, it is possible to present and characterise historical technological systems, to model their specific dynamics and the transition modalities. Thus, this approach allows us to build the structure and dynamics of what can be considered as the current technological system, coming after the first system based on the English industrial revolution and the second system that we characterised as the mechanical-electrical-chemical system – so named because of its generic technologies – and that has expanded into the gigantic technological transformation that took place from 1880 to 1975.

This analytical tool has allowed the comprehension of the two-stage dynamics of the current technological system, which has explored and exploited over forty years the potentialities of generic technologies, of information, of biotechnologies, of new materials and of renewable energies. It leads to the question of the system limits, faced with the major environmental constraint, and its capacity to regenerate itself in order to cope with it. The alternative could be a new technological revolution with the implementation of a new cluster of generic technologies capable of meeting the constraints and challenges of a technological development in harmony with the environment. This will depend on the resilience of the generic technologies of the current system, and on their capacity to assume this major transition.

* Professeur ITECH

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…

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

Techno-economy of Industrial Risks

Technology and Innovation

Volume 17-1

Editor: ISTE

Dynamiques internationales des entreprises

Sous la direction de Laurice Alexandre-Leclair

Marché et Organisations

n°28, 2017/1

Editeur: L’Harmattan

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

Thème : Nouveaux outils et méthodes pour stimuler la compétitivité des entreprises en business participatif
Lieu : Pôle Avenia, Pau, France
Date limite de candidature : 31 janvier 2017


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


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


Date et lieu : 21-22 September 2017, Paris, France
Date limite de soumission d’abstract : 1 mars 2017


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