12th ISCRAM Conference, Kristiansand, Norway, 27 Mai 2015: The contribution from Dr. Simone Wurster (TU Berlin) and Prof. Michael Klafft (Jade University and Fraunhofer FOKUS) was nominated for the Best Long Research Paper Award and presented at the plenary session of the conference.
ISCRAM (International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management) is one of the biggest conferences worldwide in this topic. The paper was written within the framework of the ENSURE project, financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Information on the three nominated papers, the selection process and the winner is available in the following link: http://iscram2015.uia.no/?page_id=1554.
The picture below gives a short impression of the ISCRAM community:
IPlytics was awarded with the StarTUp label at the 7thAlumni Angel Night of the Technical University of Berlin. The event took place inthe center of the atrium of theUniversity. For the 7thAlumni Angel Nightnine companieswere awarded with thestartuplabel.At the event TU startups had the chance to present their solutions to investors, but also investors were able to present their strategy and interests in new business ideas. The networking event attracted young as well as established companies to mingle and exchange ideas. In this regard IPlytics had the chance to give a live presentation of its patent analysis, patent valuations, patent mapping, and patent landscaping solution IPlytics Platform.
IPlytics CEO Tim Pohlmann and TU Berlin president Prof. Dr. Christian Thomsen
Once again the European standardization community met at the EURAS conference to discuss recent developments within the field of standardization. This years’ EURAS was held in Serbia under the theme ‘Cooperation among standardisation organisations and the scientific and academic community’. The conference was kindly hosted by the Faculty of Organizational Science of the University of Belgrade which provided plenty of opportunity for discussing standardization issues in Eastern Europe.
The chair of Innovation Economics from the TU-Berlin was well represented. Michel Tolksdorf, Anne-Marie Großmann, and Sören Simon Petersen chaired different sessions at the conference and presented their current work. Jo-Ann Müller additionally delivered an invited speech covering the first results of the German Standardization Panel. Besides that Luisa Lazina and Julius Rauber, from the same chair, presented their actual research as well.
Jo-Ann Müller presenting at the EURAS conference in Belgrade
The overall resume of this year’s conference was that the incentives, benefits and drawbacks of organizations to be actively or passively involved in standardization need closer attention, both in theory and in practice at the standards developing organizations. The themes varied from regulation and standardization in general up to the analysis of standardization network. Once again the conference highlighted the relevance of standardization research and showed that the European research community is alive and well.
Aleksandra’s research focus is to investigate the role of ICT and its complementarities (human capital, innovation, workplace organization, institutions) in explaining productivity of Central and Eastern European countries. She is combining analysis at two levels: micro and macro. Since her background is econometric the research is based on the quantitative methodology, mainly structural equation modelling and ordinary least squares regression. Aleksandra is in her final year of the PhD program. Publications to be included in her dissertation are:
Skorupinska, A. & Torrent Sellens, J.: The role of ICT in the productivity of Central and Eastern European countries: cross-country comparison.
Revista de Economía Mundial (Forthcoming)
Skorupinska, A. & Torrent Sellens, J.: Drivers of Manufacturing Firms Productivity in Germany and Poland: Evidence from Survey Data.
Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research (Forthcoming)
Skorupinska, A. & Torrent Sellens, J.: ICT, Innovation and Productivity: Modelling Direct and Indirect Effects in Eastern European Manufacturing Firms.
Industry and Innovation (Submitted)
Aleksandra will present her work within the Research Colloquium on May 28th at 4pm.
We warmly welcome Aleksandra to the Chair of Innovation Economics and look forward to a productive and fruitful collaboration!
The fifth anniversary of the cooperation between DIN and TU-Berlin was celebrated on the 27.11.2013. It was given an overview about current topics of standardization in research and teaching. For further information please see DIN (German), TU Berlin (German).
The DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V. has awarded two prices to researchers of the chair of Innovation Economics. The awards went to Dr. Kerstin Goluchowicz for her Dissertation „Standardisation Foresight – an Indicator-based, Text Mining and Delphi Method“ and to Anne-Marie Großmann for her Master thesis “Strategic and Economic Benefits of Company Standards”.
Between June, 24th and June, 26th 2013, the 18th EURAS Conference in Brussels, Belgium took place. The main topic in 2013 was the impact of standards on the European competitiveness by reducing barriers to trade or regulations as well as education on standardization in order to “spread the word of standardization”. Researchers from a big variety of science fields, such as economics, business management, engineering as well as political sciences, participated at the conference and presented their work. Among them were four scientist of the Technical University Berlin, namely Professor Knut Blind, Dr. Simone Wurster, Anne-Marie Großmann and Julius Rauber. During the conference, it became clear that there is further research to be done even if big progress was made in understanding the meaning of standards and standardization to companies and other stakeholders. Especially quantitative analyses still lacks a broader database in order to analyze standard-related research topics in more detail. Furthermore, it seemed to be common sense among the participants that companies have to become even more aware of the chances and benefits of standardization. The final presentation picked up this issue since it was about a superordinate roadmap for education on standardization. All in all it was a very interesting and inspiring conference which illustrated once again the rising importance and meaning of standards and standardization for many aspects of society as well as economy.
For further details on the EURAS conference please follow this link: http://www.euras.org/euras-2013
The international transfer of sustainable technologies is influenced by many factors at the intersection of regimes for the protection of free trade, intellectual property rights and the global environment. At a workshop in Geneva hosted by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), experts from different organizations, such as OECD, WIPO, EPO, WTO, ICTSD, vividly discussed how these regimes interact in shaping the international diffusion of sustainable innovations. The event was organized by the Chair of Innovation Economics at TU Berlin as an integral part of the FONA research project N-tran:S.