Ph.D.-School on Innovation and Economic Development
Globelics Academy 2013

The aim of the Globelics Academy PhD-School is to support the training of Ph.D. students from different parts of the world and who are writing theses on issues related with innovation and economic development. The Academy brings together frontier researchers in innovation with Ph.D. students from developing countries in order to inspire and qualify their work as well as in order to help them to join high-quality research networks in their field of research.

Previously Globelics Academy has taken place five times in Lisbon, Portugal (from 2004 to 2009) two times in Tampere, Finland (2008 and 2011) and once in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2012). In 2013the Academy will be organized again in Tampere by TaSTI, University of Tampere. .The Academy will be organized around three kinds of activities. First, lectures on the most recent developments in innovation studies will be presented. Second, round table discussions and group work on particular issues related to innovation in developing countries are planned. Third, the students are expected to make presentations of their own research.

The Academy originates from and is connected to the world-wide research network Globelics that brings together scholars working on National Systems of Innovation. In Lisbon Academy is jointly organized by the Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, IN+, at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon and by the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão (ISEG/UTL), the Economics and Business Administration Institute, Technical University of Lisbon. The secretariat and local coordination in Lisbon has included professor Rui Baptista (IST) andprofessor Manuel Mira Godinho (ISEG). In Tampere research director Erkki Kaukonen, academic coordinator Mika Raunio and senior researcher Mika Kautonen from TaSTI (Unit for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies) will be coordinating the Academy.

TaSTI (Unit for science, technology and innovation studies)     IST (Instituto Superior Técnico)     IN+ (Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research)     ISEG (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão)     GLOBELICS (The global network for the economics of learning, innovation, and competence building systems)