Séminaire "Créativité Science et Innovation" au BETA de Strasbourg

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"Which research organization model promotes breakthrough innovation? Value of simultaneous discovery-invention research orientation"

C'est le titre de la présentation que feront Jean-Alain Héraud (Université de Strasbourg) et Nathalie Popiolek (Adaequate Consulting) le 09 décembre 2021 de 12h30 à 14h00 au BETA (Bureau for Economic Theory and Applications ) de l'Université de Strasbourg. La présentation sera En ligne et en français. Ajouter dans mon agenda

BETA - Bureau for Economic Theory and Applications is the main laboratory in Economics and Management in the Grand-Est region.

"Chance only favors prepared minds".

Pasteur (1854)

Noting that the great scientific discoveries and the innovations that marked the 20th and 21st centuries have often been the result of a gap closure between science and technology, we wish to check with concrete cases the existence of cross-fertilization between academic and industrial researchers. We consider joint research projects based on the simultaneous discovery-invention (SDI) research orientation.

We interviewed researchers belonging to Public Research Organizations (PROs) and industrial R&D laboratories. They showed with lived experiences, the interest in sharing ideas and cross-cultural exchanges to solve their problems. The applied research provides indeed know-how plus markets and usages understanding. It deals with knowledge exploitation for new products and services development and generates socio-economic impact. Its approach and outputs are useful for fundamental research (instruments for science, data processing, highlighting new stimulating phenomena and anomalies, etc.). At the same time, PROs’ researchers bring new knowledge and technological breakthroughs very useful as problem-solving for the industry. They also bring new quality standards (in the areas of the environment, health, safety, etc.), generic technological "core" useful for cross-sectoral and multiple applications, etc.

Within a public and private collaborative project, the fields of academic research (discovery) and applied research (invention) constitute the Ying and Yang of the same entity.

However, it is not always easy to bring together researchers from academia and industry working on the same projects. Besides the existing cultural gap, motivations are not the same: the “beauty of science” (and publications) for some and return on investment for others. The main difficulties we highlighted concern the unsynchronized clocks between fundamental and applied research, the difference in risk assessment, and the management of intellectual property. Enriched by the analysis of these lived experiences, we must pursue R&D management to define the main criteria that characterize the cooperation between basic and applied research leading to the sustainability-oriented innovations we need to build the world of tomorrow.

This presentation comes from three publications:

  1. Héraud J-A., Popiolek, N. (2021). L’organisation et la valorisation de la science. Problématique européenne et étude comparée de la France et de l’Allemagne. Peter Lang.

  2. Taverdet-Popiolek, N. (2021). “Economic Footprint of a Large French Research and Technology Organisation in Europe: Deciphering a Simplified Model and Appraising the Results”. Journal of the Knowledge Economy.

  3. Archambault, V., Popiolek, N. (2020). Histoires de sciences & entreprises, Volume 4 – Séminaire « Favoriser l’impact de la recherche », Préface : A. Fert, prix Nobel, Presses des Mines.

La présentation est en ligne sur ce site à la page "Partage de contenus".

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