Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

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Ten Favorite User-Driven Innovations

by Trevor Pinch

The intermodal container as used on container ships 1955. Invented by North Carolina trucker Malcolm McLean.  This became indispensable for global capitalism. Scratching invented by Grand Wizard Theodore in 1977. Famous story is his mom burst into his bedroom... Read more
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Towards sustainable food research

Observa conducted the first Italian scenario workshop on food & health research programming

The Italian scenario workshop have been arranged on 23rd October 2012 in Rome, at the CRA institute, to highlight how research programmes can foster healthy and sustainable food innovation in the next twenty years. The workshop was organized through... Read more
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The impact of innovation according to Italians

New data from Observa’s Science and Technology in Society Monitor

New data from Observa’s Science and Technology in Society Monitor has been presented during the eighth international conference The Future of Science. The issue concerns Italians’ attitude towards emerging scientific and technologica areas. Read the article Siamo davvero aperti... Read more
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Observa website is renewed

The new version will be on-line by September

Observa is pleased to introduce the new version of its website. Graphics and navigation are improved, but the internal organization of contents remains the same. The aim is to provide a website which is up-to-date on the latest technologies... Read more
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Sul Corriere della Sera i dati dell’Annuario Scienza e Società 2012

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italiano. Read more
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Explore the Science in the Media Monitor

A demo version of the Observa informatics tool is now available

The Science in the Media Monitor (SMM), designed and developed by Observa, has recently refined its tools of analysis, making them partially accessible to the public. As a matter of fact, a demo version of the SMM system is... Read more
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Health, food and innovation

Observa among the partners of the new European project INPROFOOD

Observa Science in Society takes part in INPROFOOD, a three-year project funded by the European Union within the Seventh Framework Program. One main question that this project needs to tackle is the role that innovations in foods and new... Read more
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The Governance of Science and Technology. An Introduction to the Regulatory Framework

By M. Bigatto, published in collaboration with the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti

Who decides how to distribute research funds at European level? What are the key opportunities for citizens to be heard on these issues? How do institutions contribute to gender policies and equality in research? Nowadays, working in the field... Read more
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Transforming knowledge, transferring technology

edited by Andrea Bonaccorsi and Massimiano Bucchi

The volume provides, in a widely accessible format, a non-conventional approach to the so-called “technology transfer”: an increasingly crucial issue at national and international level. The aim is to provide an overview of the phenomenon, by bringing together the... Read more
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The Governance of Science and Technology. An Introduction to the Regulatory Framework

By Milena Bigatto, published in collaboration with the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti

Who decides how to distribute research funds at European level? What are the key opportunities for citizens to be heard on these issues? How do institutions contribute to gender policies and equality in research? Nowadays, working in the field... Read more