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EURITO has completed its first year with many activities, results and challenges accomplished. We have new opportunities and initiatives in mind for the next months. Here we bring relevant documents, reports and project outputs that we think might be of your interest.  

In this issue, we are delighted to share:

  • Scoping phase report: using new data to address R&I policy needs 
  • Next EURITO event
  • Collaborate! Stakeholder Groups (Data researcher or Policymaker)?
  • Interesting publications: 
    • “The cart before the horse in data-science projects: back to basics” by Pedro Parraguez (DTU)
    • “The complex economics of AI” by Juan Mateos-García (Nesta)
  • Other initiatives. 
    • Call for proposals and events: 
      • 24th EURAS Annual Standardisation Conference -  Standards for a Bio-Based Economy
      • The Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy 
      • EMAEE 2019 Economics, Governance and Management of AI, Robots and Digital Transformations  
      • 8th ZEW/MaCCI Conference on the Economics of Innovation and Patenting 
      • The 14th European Policy for Intellectual Property Association (EPIP) annual conference
      • "Sustainable Use of the Environment and Resources"
    • Other publications
      • “Forecasting innovations in science, technology, and education”
      • “Predicting Innovative Firms Using Web Mining and Deep Learning”
      • "Does Scientific Progress Affect Culture? A Digital Text Analysis”
      • “Artificial Intelligence: A European Perspective” 

                            “SCOPING PHASE REPORT”

During the Scoping phase of the project, a robust foundation of policy and data knowledge was pursued in order to address the needs across the policy cycle with R&I analytics. In this report, we aimed to understand the demand for new innovation indicators and new opportunities to address them, with new data sources and methods. In this report, some conclusions were highlighted on the requirements, opportunities and the specifications of the data pilots to address the R&I policy cycle needs (agenda setting, policy design, implementation and evaluation), and the new data sources opportunities and weaknesses; with the objective to generate a set of data pilot candidates. 

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                                   NEXT EURITO EVENT 

Continuing with the previous events carried out in Brussels, where we aimed to discuss and validate the needs in the different stages of the R&I policy cycle, as well as the data limitations, factors and barriers and new data opportunities in the development of an R&I data infrastructure.

In the following months, the third EURITO event will take place. It will be focused on presenting and reporting findings from the data pilots, with the goal of peer-reviewing findings and identify synergies and most promising results. In case you could be interested in participating in this event, please write to to keep you informed. 


Would you be interested in collaborating with the EURITO project by joining any of our project’s Stakeholder Groups (Data Knowledge or Policymaker)? If you would be interested in joining the EURITO PSG or KSG or to participate or collaborate during the project development, please complete the following questionnaire. 


                  “The cart before the horse in data-science projects: back to basics”

In data-science projects, we try out new tools and data, but sometimes we forget about what the real driver should be: helping our stakeholders to solve very concrete challenges by providing the best possible data-driven decision-support. This article is a call toreexamine the drivers of our projects by providing some helpful tips and guidelines that have the objective of re-calibrating our focus towards fundamental project drivers during the early stages of design and planning to increase the chances of success and long-term adoption of data-science projects. Link

                                                     "The complex economics of AI” 

AI deployment brings dramatic )changes that increase complexity at all levels of the economy. New Sciences (and Policies) of the Artificial are needed to understand and manage the new economic complexities that AI brings. Some reflections on the economic risks and complexities beyond mass automation to firms, markets and societies across time can be checked out in the following blogessay and Twitter

                                   Call for proposals
  • 24th EURAS Annual Standardisation Conference - Standards for a Bio-Based Economy: Sustainability schemes and standards play a key role in ensuring a clear and evidence-based view of environmental, economic and social impacts.  EURAS 2019 solicits papers on the above theme. Paper submission: 15 February 2019. More
  • The Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy. Where do science and innovation fit in global dynamics today? Submissions to share your idea or proposal should address issues relevant to the science, technology, and innovation (STI) system. Deadline: March 15th, 2019. More 
  • EMAEE 2019 Economics, Governance and Management of AI, Robots and Digital Transformations -  a biennial international conference to present and discuss frontier research related to the economics of innovation.  Deadline: 01 March 2019 - Proposal submission. More 
  • 8th ZEW/MaCCI Conference on the Economics of Innovation and Patenting - Theoretical and empirical contributions from all areas of the economics of innovation and patenting are welcome. Deadline for abstract submission: 15 February 2019. More 
  • The European Policy for Intellectual Property Association (EPIP) to be held at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, on September 11-13, 2019. It is the premier European conference on the economic, managerial, legal and political aspects of intellectual property rights.  The submission deadline is April 7, 2019. More. 
  • "Sustainable Use of the Environment and Resources". The purpose of this Special Issue is to shed light on the potential contributions of standardization to sustainability (theoretical insights, empirical data analyses (qualitative or quantitative, including the use of Big Data and other new data sources),  case studies or use other suitable methods to shed light on the interaction).  Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019. More
                                  Other publications
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation framework programme under Grant Agreement n° 770420.

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