Webinar Technical 4POINT0 | Novel innovation indicators: Exploring approaches, uses and challenges

Novel innovation indicators:
Exploring approaches, uses and challenges

November 19, 2020 

Our innovation landscape is increasingly becoming more and more diverse, rich and complex. Making sense of this complexity is needed to properly assess the health of our ecosystems. While the use of classic innovation indicators such as R&D spending, patent count, proportion of sales from the latest innovation and so on remain relevant for getting punctual snapshots of a specific situation, the addition of other novel indicators based on new digital sources has the potential to add much needed fine-grained nuances to the global picture we are getting.

On November 19th, we invite you to a session to explore with us novel innovation indicators, their validation, some inspiring use cases along with the concrete application of indicators on monitoring public innovation initiatives such as Canada’s Superclusters.

November 19, 2020, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time) 

With:

Mikaël Héroux-Vaillancourt

Polytechnique Montreal, Canada

Making sense of indicators built from the web


Juan Mateo-Garcia

Nesta, UK

Novel indicators for innovation policy: lessons from the interface between data science and policy application


Barbara Gibbon

Director General, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

A Made-in-Canada Approach to Building Innovation Ecosystems

Chair:

Philip Shapira

Philip Shapira

Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK

Organized by:


1:30 PM (EST)

Opening remarks

Philip Shapira

Philip Shapira
Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK

Philip Shapira is Professor of Innovation Management and Policy at the University of Manchester. He is internationally recognized for research, engagement and policy leadership in science, technology and innovation policy, emerging technologies, and responsible innovation. Philip leads a 4POINT0 project on AI innovation strategies in Canada and the UK, in collaboration with Margaret Dalziel at the University of Waterloo.


1:35 PM (EST)

Making sense of indicators built from the web

Mikaël Héroux-Vaillancourt
Polytechnique Montreal, Canada

Mikaël is a PhD candidate in Technology and Innovation management within the Innovation Char of Polytechnique Montréal. His research focuses on different measures of Open innovation by using econometric indicators based on the information available on the websites of technological companies. He holds a Bachelor in industrial engineering from Polytechnique Montréal and a Diploma of Higher Specialized Studies from McGill University. Over the course of his studies, Mikaël was involved in several projects of technological entrepreneurship that allowed him to build complementary experience.


Novel indicators for innovation policy: lessons from the interface between data science and policy application

Juan Mateos-Garcia
Nesta, UK

Juan Mateos-Garcia is Director for Data Analytics at Nesta, the UK Innovation Foundation. Juan leads a team of data scientists, developers, visualisers and policy experts using novel data, methods and ways to communicate information to inform research, innovation and cluster policy. Juan is an economist with a MSc in Science and Technology Policy from SPRU, University of Sussex.


A Made-in-Canada Approach to Building Innovation Ecosystems

Barbara Gibbon
Director General, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Barbara has more than 20 years of experience in the public service of Canada, with a career that spans policy, communications and corporate roles at the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, Transport Canada, Finance Canada and most recently as a Director General at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. From 2017-2019, Barbara served as Director, Innovation at Rideau Hall Foundation, an independent charity founded by the Right Honourable David Johnston during his mandate as Governor General. In this role, she led a suite of activities to support a culture of innovation in Canada, with programs to connect, cultivate and celebrate Canada innovators. In this role, Barbara worked with public and private sector partners on a range of initiatives including Canadian Innovation Week, the Governor General’s Innovation Awards and Pitch@Palace Canada. Additionally, under her leadership the Foundation launched a suite of teacher resources to support innovation education, the first Canadian Culture of Innovation Index, and the partnership platform, CanadianInnovationSpace.ca.


2:10 PM (EST) Q&A and open discussion

2:25 PM (EST) Closing remarks

To go further:

  • A map of the UK video games industry [Link]
  • A map of the Immersive economy in the UK [Link]
  • Deep learning, deep change? Mapping the development of the Artificial Intelligence General Purpose Technology [Link]
  • Complexity and the emergence of new economic activities [gated, old version in SSRN]
  • Using business website data to measure the economic impact of Covid-19 [slidedeck]
  • Arora, S., Li, Y., Youtie, J., Shapira, P. Measuring dynamic capabilities in new ventures: Exploring strategic change in US green goods manufacturing using website data. Journal of Technology Transfer, 2020, 45:1451-1480. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10961-019-09751-y
  • Shapira, P., Gök, A., Salehi-Yazdi, F., “Graphene Enterprise: Mapping Innovation and Business Development in a Strategic Emerging Technology,” Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2016, 18:269, 1-24. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11051-016-3572-1
  • Gök, A., Waterworth, A., and Shapira, P., “Use of web mining in studying innovation,” Scientometrics, 2015, 1, 653-671. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11192-014-1434-0

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