Medal of Honor

Award of Honorary Thesis Prizes


The Innovation Research Network launches the Honoris Causa Award – Special Edition “Promotion of Research in Innovation Studies” with ISTE Editions, Smart Innovation.

The aim is to distinguish recently defended theses (within the last 3 years) in SHS, in particular in management, economics, sociology and history of innovation, by helping the publication of books resulting from the defended theses.

The work based on the defended thesis will have a maximum of 100,000 words

In the fields of economics, management, sociology and history
Innovation must of course be at the heart of the thesis
The thesis must have been defended within a maximum of three years prior to submission to the Scientific Committee for evaluation
The scientific committee is composed of members of the editorial board of the journals Innovations and Tech Inn

A special mention of this “prize” awarded by the RRI will be made on the cover page inside the book

For the 2021 edition, young PhDs can compete: those who have defended their thesis since 2018 and until May 30, 2021

the thesis, as well as the pre- and defense reports must be sent BEFORE JULY 15, 2021 to AND a paper version to the attention of D. Uzunidis, 39 rue Gaspard Neuts, 59240 Dunkerque, France)

Contacts RNI : Dimitri Uzunidis (, Didier Lebert (, Sophie Boutillier (, Marcos Lima (, Céline Merlin (

The winner


Year Laureate Institution Topic Book
2019 Estelle Vallier University of Paris-Saclay, University of Evry Val
“Clustering”: between imaginary innovation and dodged cooperation dynamics
Manon Enjolras ERPI, University ofLorraine – Nancy Methodology for analysing the capacity of SMEs to innovate and export
Manufacturing and Process Technologies: Identification and Characterization of an
common space for the development of a multi-criteria tool to assist in
the decision
2018 François-Xavier Meunier ENSTA ParisTech et University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne


Dual technologies More info
Benjamin Serra Laboratoire PACTE, University of Grenoble


Economy of functionality
2017 Clément Morlat University of Saint-Quentin en Yveline Dynamic modelling of cost systems for sustainable territorial management More info
Romaric Servajean-hilst Management Research Centre of École polytechnique Dynamics of co-innovation. Management of customer-supplier interactions More info
2016 Romain Debref University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne Eco-Innovation and eco-design More info
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