RD4i Project News #5 January 2011

Leading article | The R+D+4i Project is going forward

Author: Joan Amorós - Executive Secretary General - R+D+4i Project Euro-Action Group Association

After a first step that covers the Programmatic Document preparation, the agreement in the Organizational structure the selection and allocation of Macroindicators, the first approach in the definition of microindicators, the creation of the R+D+4i Project euro-Action Group Association, the incorporations of members for the development of Project in each Euler, the Data base, website and web news launching, etc.

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Opinion pieces | The international factor in innovation

Author: Miquel Angel Pérez - Innovation Manager Leitat Technological Center

Innovation as a competitiveness factor is one of the knowledge-based economy drivers and especially technologic innovation. The changes in the product value chain, becoming product/service value network, improvement of international relationships and mobility (facilitating import/export operations) and accelerate development of ICT led to a context that it doesn’t matter where a firm is located and where are the customers that product satisfy. That is global market.

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Opinion pieces | Consumer citizens come – are we ready?

Author: Martin Lindell - Swedish School of Economics (Hanken), Helsinki - R+ D+4i Project Analysis Indicators Responsible for R & D and Innovation Indicators in Finland

The Finnish Business and Policy Forum think tank EVA published on October 10 an interesting study “Consumer citizens come”. This pamphlet is written by two critical writers Ilkka Halava and Mika Panzar. Their main argument is that management of work is radically changing. They try to explain why and how.
Opposite to the traditional ‘producer citizen’ is the modern version called ‘consumer citizen’ who tries to reach signification in his/her life coming up. He is self-assertive, hesitates line organization and talks about self-management.

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R+D+4i Project achievements | January 2011

Author: Jaume Reguant - Reponsible for Project spreading/Web/Data Base

Second R+D+4i General Assembly took place in Barcelona last 10th of March. This assembly was a confirmation of the advances of the project since the first assembly celebrated one year ago. At that time, the general assembly approved the guidelines for the preparation of the project phases and the work plan for 2009.

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R+D+4i Project related next activities | Research & Development - Innovation - Identity and social values - Infrastructure

The most relevant activities (conferences, workshops, etc...) around the factors related to the R+D+4i Project that will take place in the next months all over the world.

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EULER’s Good news on excellence factors | From North Rhine-Westphalia

North Rhine-Westphalia will host the secretary of the International Geothermal Association-IGA
The International Geothermal Association -IGA- will relocate its Secretariat from Reykjavik to the geothermal city of Bochum.

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EULER’s Good news on excellence factors | From Finland

Newsweek: Finland is world’s best country to live
Newsweek magazine ranked in mid August Finland as the best country to live in.

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EULER’s Good news on excellence factors | From Catalonia

A new technology designed to improve the production of myocardial tissue.
Innovative equipment designed at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) allows the simulation in vitro of the electrical and mechanical heart conditions and facilitates the cellular differentiation in the regeneration of myocardial tissue.

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EULER’s Good news on excellence factors | From Flanders

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Partners | The R+D+4i Project partners

  • CERTeT
  • CREB

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R+D+4i Project General Secretariat

Lanfranco Senn

Joan Amorós
Executive General Secretary

Carles Valls
Attached General Secretary

Puri Alba
Technical and administrative secretariat in Catalonia

Ramon Garriga
Assessment analysis of indicators and follow-up of action lines

Víctor Pou
Institutional coordination

Jaume Reguant
Project spreading + Web/Data Base

Josep M. Rovira
Economic control

Joaquim Lambert
Project coordination in Nordrhein-Westfalen

Asko Miettinen
Project coordination in Finland

Angela Airoldi
Project coordination in Lombardy

Jérôme Rive
Project coordination in Rhône-Alpes

Priscilla Boiardi
Project coordination in Flanders

R+D+4i Project Advisory Council

Emilio Colombo
Professor, University Bicocca

Joan Costa
Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science

Salvador Giner
President, Catalan Studies Institute

Pauli Juuti
Research Director, JTO School of Management

Andreu Mas-Colell
Professor, Pompeu Fabra University

Asko Miettinen
Professor, Lappeenranta University of Technology

Pedro Nueno
Professor, IESE, Business School

Marco Percoco
Professor, Bocconi University

Luigi Serio
Professor, Fondazione ISTUD

Jörg Schimmelpfennig
Professor, Ruhr University Bochum
Francesc Solé Parellada
Professor, Polytechnic University of Catalonia

Ramon Tremosa
Professor, Barcelona University

Gerhard Untiedt
Technical University of Clausthal-Zellerfeld,
Institut für Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Xavier Vives
Professor, IESE Business School

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