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“Innovation and R&D policies:  Crossroads between the North and the South”

 August 27-29, 2015

IUT de l’Oise, Creil

Call for papers

 

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Call for papers

  • Special issue: Journal of Innovation Economics & Management

Title: Industrial structures, business strategies and innovation

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

  • Market & Organizations

Title: International development strategies of firms

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Editorial by RNI, April 2015

“Product innovation in biobased chemistry: A substitute to plastics”, Manon JUBIEN*

The green chemistry has been defined for the first time in 1998 by Anastas and Warner with 12 principles that aimed to design the synthesis of more environmentally friendly chemicals with less-energy consuming processes. Thus, the green chemistry is a recent discipline that brings in innovations in every fields covered by chemical industry. One of the 12 principles of the green chemistry recommends the use of renewable plant-based resources which characterized the biobased chemistry. So, the biobased chemistry has the same environmental dimension as the green chemistry. Through the development of efficient innovative products, the biobased chemistry takes the economic aspect of the industry into account and can be considered as a substitute to the petrochemical industry.

The petrochemical industry absorbs only 10% of global oil consumption but suffers from a bad reputation due to the industrial disasters in the last forty years. That is why an enthusiasm goes with innovations in the biobased chemistry. The plastic industry is one of the most important chemical fields with applications in diversified sectors like construction, packaging, automotive or electronic. The biobased chemistry has enhanced the development of innovative biobased plastics in the 2000s. Nevertheless, the production of these plastics is still marginal compared to the global plastic production. What conditions can let to the substitutability of plastics by product innovations in the biobased chemistry?

By focusing on the packaging and the biomedical industries, one can work out the motivations for developing biobased plastics. These two sectors are not chosen randomly: the packaging is the first application for plastics and the biomedical is an emerging and promising sector for biobased chemistry innovations. It should be noticed that the main motivation of these two sectors in the biobased products development is the research on biodegradability. Biodegradability can lead to the reduction of plastics wastes on the one hand and to advantages in usage on the other hand. Indeed, the biodegradable plastic can create an efficient packaging to facilitate the waste collection and management meanwhile it can also be used in the design of bioresorbable medical devices.

The substitutability of plastics by biobased product innovations can be determined only after technological reliability analysis based on the characteristics required for the applications studied and the economic feasibility analysis. In the packaging industry, in particular food packaging, the priority is given to the stable plastics which ensure the food preservation. Meanwhile, the treatment of these innovations at the end of their life cycle should also draw special attention as the recycling being the privileged pathway for wastes reduction. In the biomedical sectors, scientists focus on the biological compatibility of innovations and on the best control of degradation time. In both sectors, the substitutability will depend on the production costs of the biobased plastics compared to usual plastics but also on the environmental benefits of these innovations.

* SIDE / Research Unit on Industrie and Innovation, Lille-Nord de France

New WP and Report

Latest Working Paper

N45 From the salarial to the entrepreneurial society: A critical analysis, Sophie BOUTILLIER, Dimitri UZUNIDIS

N44 New approaches to innovation and knowledge management: What articulation? what issues? what changes?,  Amel ATTOUR, Pierre BARBAROUX

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Report

Does the aging of population generate new technology?
Dirigé par Bandine Laperche et Dimitri Uzunidis
Auteurs : Sophie Boutillier, Faridah Djellal, Marc Ingham, Blandine Laperche, Fabienne Picard, Sophie Reboud, Corinne Tanguy, Dimitri Uzunidis

 

The RRI’s reviews : just published…

view.jpg Innovation Nexus. Policies & Strategies
 

Innovations. Journal of Innovation Economics & Management

n°16, 2015/1

Editeur: De Boeck Supérieur

inno46 Politiques d’innovation durable 

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

n°46, 2015/1

Editeur: De Boeck Supérieur

M&O22 Go East ! Nouvelles économies de marché 

Marché et Organisations

n°22, 2015/1

Editeur: L’Harmattan

JIE_015 Science and Innovation 

Innovations. Journal of Innovation Economics & Management

n°15, 2014/3

Editeur: De Boeck Supérieur

Just published: books

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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

JIEM

Special issue: Journal of Innovation Economics & Management

Title: Industrial structures, business strategies and innovation

  • Submission of an abstract: June 15, 2015

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: January 15, 2015

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 : http://rrifr.univ-littoral.fr/?p=27

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M&O

Title: International development strategies of firms

Coordinated by Laurice Alexandre-Leclair

  • Deadline for submissio: March31, 2015

Events and conferences from partners

8e proximite

8th International Conference on Proximity

“Building Proximities in a Global World: Territorial, Organisational and Societal Challenges”

Date: May 20-22, 2015
Place: Université François Rabelais de Tours, Campus des 2 Lions

  • Submission of proposals for papers or special sessions: 30th November 2014

Informations : http://coll-proximites.sciencesconf.org/

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riquePME

Colloque Risque et PME

Lyon, 1er et 2 avril 2015

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gsisc

Academic Workshop “Green and sustainable innovations in Smart Cities: Business Models and Ecosystems

Colloque GSISC, Nice, 6th February, 2015

For more information about the workshop and publication: Download the call for papers