Collaboration & Knowledge Co-creation

Mapping new knowledge: Using novelty measures critically

Thursday, 9 May 2024 - 12:00
Magda Fontana
University of Turin

Recent concerns about potential biases against novelty in science and a perceived decline in creativity have raised interest in quantitatively measuring novelty in research outputs such as scientific articles and patents. However, defining and measuring novelty is a complex task, as it involves capturing the elusive spark of creativity, which is inherently unobservable. This paper proposes a systematic approach to tackle these challenges. First, we propose a theoretical framework to conceptualize the novelty, thereby offering clarity in its measurement.

DIMARTS DE CIÈNCIA TRANSFORMADORA: Lideratges transformadors en la ciència

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 - 00:00
Jordi Cartanyà
Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV)

L’Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya (AQuAS) i INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) organitzen Els Dimarts de Ciència Transformadora, un espai comunitari de debat on es comparteixen continguts i bones pràctiques i es convida a generar reflexió i pensament crític sobre aspectes relacionats amb la ciència i la recerca, amb persones de l’ecosistema investigador com a protagonistes.

Scientific impact: Blessing or curse? Researchers’ happiness and work-life balance

Thursday, 1 February 2024 - 12:00
Joaquín María Azagra Caro

This paper contributes to the literature on the consequences of scientific impact in science. Scientific impact is key to progress and rewarding for researchers. However, the culture of scientific impact puts researchers under competitive pressure, especially when career advances are based on quantitative indicators of scientific impact. The objective of this study is to analyse the effect of scientific impact on the happiness of researchers, a phenomenon underexplored in the literature.

The contribution of economic growth and university knowledge to the technological quality of business patents

Thursday, 30 November 2023 - 12:00
Manuel Acosta, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Daniel Coronado, Esther Ferrándiz
University of Cádiz (UCA)

This paper is inspired by two opposing hypotheses about the relationship between innovation and business cycles. According to the first hypothesis, innovation is cyclical with firms choosing to lower their innovation efforts during economic downturns. The second hypothesis claims that innovation is counter-cyclical and recessions are a fertile environment for firms to innovate.

Arte, comunicación científica e impacto de la investigación

Thursday, 5 October 2023 - 11:00
Joaquín Azagra Caro

El objetivo es difundir una línea de investigación híbrida entre los Estudios sobre Ciencia y Tecnología y los Estudios sobre Comunicación Científica, que puede descubrir nuevas maneras de hacer investigación y alentar las vocaciones investigadoras. La comunicación científica mediante el arte es importante para mejorar la comprensión pública de la ciencia y las relaciones entre investigadores y sociedad.

Building a “digital machine” to study emotions about nature and animals on social media

Thursday, 26 October 2023 - 12:00
Isaac Nahon-Serfaty
University of Ottawa

The object of this project is nature and the “natural” understood as the non-human, including non-human sentient beings, the plant and mineral kingdoms. The main goal is to expand our understanding of the economy of emotions in the digital communication ecosystem to the field of nature and the “natural” that are part of several public discourses (e.g. ecologism, animal rights, green activism, veganism, etc.). Placing the visually grotesque (i.e. disruptive, shocking) and kitschy (i.e.

How do cooperation and scientific research influence drug development? The case of cancer disease

Thursday, 6 July 2023 - 11:00
Sihan Li

Over 90% of clinical trials for cancer disease drugs fail. It is therefore necessary to increase understanding about the factors that increase the success of drug development. In the present thesis, this issue is addressed from the perspective of Innovation Studies. To this end, 103 articles related to clinical trials, published in innovation journals (1984–2021), are revised systematically. The existing findings are summarised, the studies are classified into categories and some suggestions for potential theoretical and methodological advances in Innovation Studies are provided.

Sequencing, bibliometrics and history: a from-below approach to the emergence of human genomics

Thursday, 8 June 2023 - 11:00
Miguel García-Sancho
University of Edinburgh

In this talk, I will explore the development of DNA sequencing as a scientific practice from the mid-1980s onwards. By combining qualitative and quantitative methods, I will show that this practice was organised in a variety of ways and that this variety both extends and qualifies the epic history that the proponents of the Human Genome Project mobilised. One of the points of divergence between our stories is that, in my investigation, the sequencing of human DNA was often connected to medical problems.

Ciencia y literatura ¿dos culturas o productos de una misma cultura? Una mirada histórica

Thursday, 11 May 2023 - 11:00
María Luz López Terrada

Este seminario se plantea como una reflexión desde la historia de la ciencia en torno a las distintas formas en que se puede entender la relación y la interacción entre la ciencia y la literatura, dos campos que a menudo se consideran opuestos o antagónicos.

Managerial academia: Understanding the organizational factors shaping researchers' motivations to engage with industry

Thursday, 4 May 2023 - 11:00
Ana María Gómez-Aguayo

The academic debate about university-industry engagement often centres on the strategic aspects of these interactions, particularly those related to the benefits associated with knowledge exchange and learning. In a broader sense, it is assumed that these interactions are fundamental to improving science and innovation. However, the core of the innovation system lies in the researcher, specifically in their internal motivation to engage with companies, which can determine the success of the knowledge transfer and outputs.


Subscribe to Collaboration & Knowledge Co-creation