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'technological knowledge and localized learning: what perspectives for a european policy?'

Objective

Contemporary life is characterised by the development of the so-called <>. This implies the existence of a context where the generation of knowledge has never been so much in proximity with its economic use. The conditions of emergence, diffusion, and recombination of new knowledge become central issues both in economics and in the economy. This project focuses a specific kind of knowledge, i.e. technological knowledge. Technological knowledge is here defined as the ability to organise, control and combine the necessary technical and non-technical resources that make the firm profitable while facing the instability of science and technology (S&T) opportunities and markets. The objective of the project is to understand the conditions for the generation as well as the profitable use of technological knowledge and to identify the most suited tools implemented by companies to develop their <>. The methodology applied focuses the localised, technical, regional and organisational characteristics that reveal effective to incorporate S&T developments into profitable applications (be products or processes) in a series of selected sectorial case studies in the European context. Such an analysis results in policy implications and recommendations, particularly in the definition of a localised technological knowledge policy.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE ROSSELLI
Address
Via Fucini 5
20121 Milano
Italy

Participants (8)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
2503,Rue Albert Einstein 250, Sophia Antipolis
06560 Valbonne
FUNDACAO DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Facultade De Letras De Lisboa, Alameda Da Universi
1600-214 Lisboa
INSTITUTO DE CIENCIAS SOCIAIS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Av. Das Forcas Armadas, Edificio Iscte, 1 ° Andar,
1600-083 Lisboa
NATIONAL LABORATORY FOR ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
Portugal
Address
Estrada Do Paco Do Lumiar 22
1649 038 Lisboa
UNIVERSITE DE NICE - SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS
France
Address
Rue Albert Einstein 250
06560 Valbonne
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
Address
50,Avenue F.d. Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
Address
Mantell Building
BN1 9RF Falmer - Brighton
University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Address
25 Buccleuch Place
EH8 9LN Edinburgh