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June 12, 2017 Innovation Day

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

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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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New submission deadline: 15 May 2017


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Special issue: Journal of Innovation Economics & Management

Title : Crowdfunding: Toward New Paradigms of Innovation?

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


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 : L’entrepreneur scientifique, un entrepreneur comme les autres ?

  • Deadline for abstract submission: July 14, 2017

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

Title : Sciences, Techniques et innovations citoyennes

  • Deadline for abstract submission: June 15, 2017

Title : Les industries aérospatiales et de défense : un champ complexe d’innovations ?

  • Deadline for abstract submission: July 2017

Editorial by RNI, June 2017

« Innovation Policies and Development », by Vanessa Casadella*

Innovation policies are essential in enhancing innovation processes and disseminating knowledge. In the most restrictive sense, these policies focus on S&T and knowledge creation. But today they are more often understood in a wider dimension incorporating social, educational, learning policies with a dual scope: not only do they contribute to the economic transformation of territories and nations, but they accelerate the various issues carried by the multiple actors of the innovation processes. In this sense, driven by public action, creativity and synergies are built, modeled and developed in the heart of territories, cities, states and dynamic networks.

The two special issues, in French and in English, of Innovations. Revue d’Economie et de Management de l’Innovation (Horizon Développement ! Créativité et Innovation) and of Innovations. Journal of Innovation Economics and Management (Innovation Boosters in Economic Systems) follow this perspective and study the way that public policies improve and contribute to the economic attractiveness of the territories, as well as the strong dimension of business spirit beyond the favorable context that we wish to create for. In this dimension, these issues will mainly have an international dimension, driven by empirical explorations in North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa (Senegal, Cameroon, Maghreb countries) and also in developed economies (Canada) in order to highlight the real issues of innovation policies in the South. Among these issues are those related to economic development. Because there is no development without innovation and innovation without development. The two are part of a mutual self-conditioning, especially in the problems of developing economies where poverty is worsened by striking inequalities.

Using the tool of the National Innovation System, public actors can measure and appreciate the quality of learning networks and consider building capacity for innovation in a perspective of capabilities and economic development as end and means, as Amartya Sen pointed out. Since innovation is a heterogeneous process, often structured in a logic of conflict in the South, the keys to reading these two issues will thus present the structural characteristics and dysfunctions of the various historical, social and cultural systemic trajectories in relation to the conditions of solidification of public action. In Cameroon, for example, the Innovation System takes the form of a project rather than a real object. The improvements in global governance need to be reinforced, as in Senegal, where innovation policies need to be built on competence building and economic development. In Algeria, the National Innovation System seems disarticulated and incomplete due to the immaturity of its various components. Again, bad governance blocks the creation and dissemination of knowledge in the economy. When other authors compare the technological creation between China and African countries, the recommendations are directed towards the fight against corruption and investments in development of human capital. However, other experiences may be more positive: this is the case in Canada, where a business ecosystem is the result of a community of intermediary public and private institutions. No role is given to multinational corporations. The dynamic is presented as a real synergy between key innovation players.

In addition, these issues respond to the changing and diverse nature of innovation policies in a globalized context and highlight the importance of technological advances in building a better inclusive economy particularly in developing countries.

* Université Picardie Jules Verne, CRIISEA, RRI

New WP and Report

Latest Working Paper

N53 Food systems, nutrition and health needs in Africa, Félicité TCHIBINDAT

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


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…

Horizon Développement ! Créativité et Innovation

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

n°53, 2017/2

Éditeur : De Boeck Supérieur

Innovation Boosters in Economic Systems

Innovations. Journal of Innovation Economics & Management

n°23, 2017/2

Éditeur : De Boeck Supérieur

Mobility Innovations. Transport, management of flows and territories

Technology and Innovation

Volume 17-3

Editor: ISTE

L’univers du risque

Sous la direction de Bernard Guillon

Marché et Organisation, n°29, 2017/2

Editor: L’Harmattan

Just published: books

Innovation et transition techno-écologique

Fabienne Picard, Corinne Tanguy

Série Smart innovation, volume 7

ISTE – Juin 2017

L’entrepreneur. La fonction économique de la libre entreprise

Sophie Boutillier, Dimitri Uzunidis

Série Smart innovation, volume 8

ISTE – Mai 2017

Innovation Engines. Entrepreneurs and Enterprises in a Turbulent World

Dimitri Uzunidis, Pierre Saulais (eds)

ISTE – April 2017

Events from partners

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


Date et lieu : 5-6 July 2017, Nice, France


Institution d’accueil : INSA de Lyon
Date limite de candidature : 30 juin 2017


Date & lieu : June 26-27, 2017, UCL SSEES, UK


Date & lieu : June 23, 2017, University of London, UK


Date et lieu : 22-23 juin 2017, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne


2ème Symposium du KCO  (Knowledge Communities Observatory)
Date et lieu : 12 et 13 juin 2017, Kedge Business School Toulon, France


Thème : Drones et industries : une étude prospective
Lieu : Mines St-Etienne, France
Envoyer le dossier de candidature à : Sandrine Berger-Douce (, Jenny Faucheu ( et Alexandre Labesse (