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The objectives of the conference

The objective of the conference was to address three topics that are important and lasting for research and innovation policies.

The ambition of the three sessions was to identify the key questions and the research directions that require long term investments.

Session 1 : ERA Dynamics

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Monitoring ERA dynamics

Chair : Wilhelm Krull, Vokswagen Stiftung

14-10 – 16.00 Part 1 : Dynamics and dimensions of Change in the ERA

Observations and Hypotheses

  • as seen by PRIME Researchers. Presentation by Stefan Kuhlmann and Jakob Edler
  • by a member of the scientific council of ERC, Alain Peyraube, French Ministry of Research
  • by a member of the ERA Net Chemistry, Jean Pierre Vairon, University of Paris 6
  • by a member of a Technology Platform, André Daubinet, European Innovation Coordinator, Ruprecht-Karls-University ; Heidelberg, Germany, representing the Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry Materials Technology
  • by a ministerial national responsible, Christian Seiser, Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture.

16.30 - 17.30 A potential research programme within PRIME


Session 2 : Challenges and needs for indicators at the European level : toward a European ST&I Indicators platform (ESTIP)

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Part 1 – S&T indicators challenges and the responses proposed : examples and assessment

9.00 – 10.30 : Chairwoman : Ghislaine Filliatreau, Director of OST, member of PRIME Executive Committee

9.00-9.10 : Welcome, objectives, organisation of the session

speaker : Ghislaine Filliatreau

9.10-9.50 : Panel : Examples of new needs and associated responses

  • A symbol : the Shanghaï ranking of universities (Bertrand Bellon, Professor, Paris X University)
  • The issue of indicators for strategy shaping and implementing (Andrea Bonaccorsi, Professor, Pisa University)
  • Positioning an institution : what does it entail ? (Emmanuel Jolivet)

9.50-10.10 : General discussion : what significance ? What kinds of issues to address ?

10.10-10.30 : Presentation : Understanding the movement : the emergence of the ‘positioning indicators’ and its implications

speaker : Remi Barré, Professor at CNAM, coordinator of the ESTIP task force, PRIME  

Part 2 – What does it mean for the S&T Indicators community (producers and users) ?

11.00-12.00 : Chairman : Emmanuel Jolivet, Research director INRA, OST scientific board

11.00-11.40 : Panel : The responses of the actors (as users and/or producers)

Laudeline Auriol (OECD), Andrea Bonaccorsi (Pisa University), Vincent Duchene (DG-R), Bernard Felix (Eurostat), Patrice Laget (IPTS ), Marianne Paasi (DG-R) 

General debate

11.55-12.00 : Conclusions

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Session 3 : The rising challenge of new large ST&I performing countries : China and India


Session 3 : The rising challenge of new large ST&I performing countries : China and India

Chair : Wiebe Bijker, Maastricht University
Rapporteur : Rigas Arvanitis, IRD

9.00 – 10.15 session 1 on China
Introduction by
Jean François Huchet, Université de Rennes II
Rigas Arvanitis, IRD
Liu Li, Tsinghua University

10.30 – 11.45 session 2 on India
Introduction by
Wiebe Bijker, Maastricht University
Roland Waast, IRD,
V.V. Krishna (Jawaharal Nehru University

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