Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies (CESIS)
|Coordinator||Kungliga tekniska högskolan - Skolan för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnad|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 9 000 000|
|Project duration||October 2010 - November 2013|
Purpose and goal
CESIS carries out systematic, peer¬-reviewed research focused on innovation systems with the aim to transform the evidence-based findings to decision-support for innovation policy making in the Swedish society. A specific objective is to build up and communicate a research-based pool of knowledge, with theoretical and empirical support, for the design and implementation of policies for innovation and sustainable growth. In focus are dynamic interdependencies in the development of firms, their industries, interaction networks and institutional milieu.
Expected results and effects
Quantitatively, CESIS research during the period can be summarized by the following observations: (i) 48 peer reviewed articles , (ii) 8 per reviewed books with international publishers, (iii) organization of 6 international conferences and symposia, (iv) 6 edited special issues of international journals , (v) 10 PhD dissertations, (v) a large number of peer reviewed book chapters in a set of edited books including our own books.
Planned approach and implementation
The CESIS research strategy can be divided into: (i) to combine own analyses relying on Swedish databases with analyses carried out by international research teams, (ii) to arrange opportunities for CESIS-researchers to participate in studies based on similar data from other countries, and (iii) to conduct comparative studies of innovation systems across countries with the objective to draw conclusions about institutional settings in various countries. A prerequisite for this third aspect is to compile and exploit the growing accessibility to international databases.