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Published Nov. 18, 2022 12:43 PM

Many countries with abundant natural resources experience lower economic growth than countries with little or no natural resources. In the economics literature this is referred to as the "resource curse". One reason put forward is lack of technological progress. In a recent study, we have examined a related issue, that is, whether a resource curse may occur due to the wrong type of technological progress, write Greaker, Heggedal and Rosendahl.

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Published Sep. 16, 2022 10:24 AM

Frauke Rohden, PhD candidate at TIK and part of the OSIRIS team, is in the final stages of her PhD work. In her thesis she looks at the role of informal science-oriented online activities for the diffusion, understanding, and use of scientific knowledge. We decided to ask Frauke some questions about her project.

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Published June 29, 2022 9:38 AM

From June 1-3 2022, the Osiris team attended the yearly Eu-SPRI conference. This year’s theme was “Challenging Science and Innovation Policy” and the aim was to explore future directions for studies of Policies for Research and Innovation with a special emphasis on the topics of Digitization, Open Science and Futuring.

Published June 21, 2022 11:01 AM

After more than two years of zoom meetings, the Osiris consortium finally met physically again for a two-day meeting in Valencia, Spain. The meeting was hosted by Osiris partner INGENIO and took place at their offices at Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación.

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Published May 25, 2021 12:21 PM

We are happy to announce that the Research Council of Norway (RCN) has decided to fund the OSIRIS Centre for the last period of the centre. An international panel of experts has evaluated the centre and recommended that it continues. This recommendation was adopted by the RCN's board of directors in February this year.

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Published Jan. 27, 2021 11:00 AM

From the 9th to 11th of December 2020, the OSIRIS team participated at the Workshop on Medical Innovation (WOMI), which was organised by Maynooth University School of Business and Gothenburg Center for Knowledge-intensive Innovative Ecosystems.

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Published Sep. 7, 2020 1:09 PM

How can science have an impact on policy-making? In OSIRIS, we analyse the processes and conditions of research users to understand impact. Papers about the impact of science on policy-making often describe interactions between scientists and individual policymakers. While these are certainly important, the new OSIRIS discussion paper draws attention to the role of conditions in policy organisations.

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Published June 25, 2020 12:12 AM

Spring 2020 has been different in OSIRIS, as everywhere else. But through digital spaces the team has in many respects been closer than ever before, and we had a successful consortium workshop 8-9 June. 

Published Apr. 6, 2020 11:22 AM

OSIRIS is fundamentally about understanding the process through which research makes some kind of difference in society. These strange and dramatic times highlight why we need such knowledge. In our most recent blog post, we reflect upon how our work touches on the current coronavirus situation.

The blog post can be found here.