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.
Lars Wenaas is the first Osiris PhD candidate to submit his doctoral thesis. The thesis looks at the effects of open access. The public defense will take place at the University of Oslo on 11 November 2022.
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.
How does science make its way from academic research into society? There is agreement that the connection between science and society is not a linear or simple process. This blog post presents six perspectives on the complexity, long timespans and many different actors involved in scientific impact processes.
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.
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.
Osiris is happy to welcome two new members to the team: Mayra Morales Tirado from University of Manchester and Gemma Derrick from University of Bristol.
Processing grant applications and assigning them to an appropriate group of experts for evaluation, is one of the challenges of the Research Council of Norway (RCN). At a recent OSIRIS meeting, representatives of the RCN gave insights into their use of artificial intelligence (AI) as a tool for optimizing case handling.
On September 1st, 11 Oslo-based OSIRIS researchers gathered in Fredrikstad for the first physical workshop in almost 1,5 years.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, there has been a great deal of activity in OSIRIS during the past year.
In June 2021, OSIRIS co-organised the annual Eu-SPRI conference. The digital format attracted a record number of more than 400 participants for the three-day online event.
The Eu-SPRI 2021 conference invites participants to a more critical and reflexive discussion of the linkage between science and innovation.
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.
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.
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.
OSIRIS researchers at Statistics Norway have published an article analyzing the impact of all major sources of direct and indirect R&D subsidies to industries in Norway during the period 2002-2013.
More R&D spending in Norway leads to higher productivity as firms improve their capacity to learn from other domestic firms as well as from firms in other countries. As a result, GDP, real wages and consumption will increase in the long run.
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.