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(2015) Floor Alkemade started as new Professor of Economics of Innovation

Floor Alkemade was appointed as full professor and she started on Feb. 2nd. She will be working at her VIDI project and will contribute to strenghten research and teaching activities of TIS.

(2015) Upcoming conference on ‘Biofuels and (ir)responsible innovation: tensions between policy, practice and sustainable development’, 13-14 April

Evelien de Hoop, Auke Pols and Henny Romijn (TIS) will be organizing the closing conference of the NWO Societally Responsible Innovation project: ‘Biofuels: sustainable innovation or gold rush?’  The conference will be hosted by TIS on 13-14 April 2015. The first day of the conference will be devoted to scientific research; the second day will bring scientists in contact with policy-makers and other societal stakeholders to discuss practical implications of the research presented.


(2014) Hans Jeekel appointed as Professor within TIS

Hans Jeekel has been appointed as part time Professor in Societal Aspects of Smart Mobility (0.3 FTE). Hans also works at the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.

(2014) New TUe IenM collaboration on smart mobility

TUe and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment signed a collaboration agreement on smart mobility. This program will fund four PhD positions, three of which will be in the TIS group, and one in the department of Mathematics. Overall the program takes a transition framing to understand specific topics related to future users of smart mobility, changing public-private relationships, the experimental introduction of smart mobility technologies and big-data. 

See also: http://www.tue.nl/universiteit/faculteiten/faculteit-ie-is/nieuws/samenw...

(2014) ECIS symposium on “Mediating morality: Using unmanned aerial systems for decision making in moral situations”

Following the increasing civil and military deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles, an intense public debate on the positive and negative effects of drones has emerged. The ECIS symposium “Mediating morality: Using unmanned aerial systems for decision making in moral situations” focuses on how the use of drones affects decision-making in moral situations. The symposium takes place on Jan 21st, see for more info: http://p-e.ieis.tue.nl/node/132

(2013) Koen Frenken to become professor of Innovation Studies at Utrecht University
Koen Frenken - currently Ecis director - will become professor of Innovation Studies at Utrecht University from 1 January 2014 onwards.  Koen has been professor of Economics of Innovation and Technological Change at TU/e since 1 April 2009. We congratulate Koen with his new appointment.

(2013) Johan Schot to become the new director of SPRU

Johan Schot - former Ecis director - will become the new director of the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex, Brighton UK. We congratulate Johan with his new appointment.
(2013) NWO Topsector Creative Industries grant for Yvonne de Kort
Yvonne de Kort (HTI) and the Intelligent Lighting Institute have secured over 400k national funding for their project De-escalate: Defusing escalating behaviour through the use of interactive light scenarios. The project will develop and test mechanisms for de-escalation through light through various psychological mechanisms. These will first be tested in controlled laboratory settings and subsequently implemented and evaluated in two escalation-prone locations designated as Living Labs: (1) a support room for the treatment of acute psychosis in GGzE's high care unit, and (2) on Stratumseind. Partners: Philips, Gemeente Eindhoven, GGzE, Polyground, Stichting Criminee, Radboud University and het Luxlab.

(2013) Inaugural lecture Wijnand Ijsselstein

Wijnand Ijsselstein, from the Human-Technology Interaction group will give his inaugural speech on May 17th, at 4pm.

(2013) UAM-Accenture Award for paper by Matthijs Janssen and Carolina Castaldi

The paper "Management Innovation and Firm Performance in Service Innovation Management" by Matthijs Janssen and Carolina Castaldi (School of Innovation Sciences), co-authored with Alex Alexiev and Pim den Hertog (University of Amsterdam) has been awarded the 2012 UAM-Accenture Award of the Chair in Economics and Management of Innovation of the University of Madrid.  This year's topic was "Innovation in services".

(2013) Biofuels workshop

Call for Papers for the International workshop on ‘Tracing biofuel transitions: policies, practices and phase-outs’ , January 24-25, 2013, School of Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. Click here for more information

(2012) Ecis seminar Rick van der Ploeg

Former Secretary of State Rick van der Ploeg (Oxford University) will give the last Ecis seminar of the year on Thursday 6 December 2012, 12:30-13:30. The topic will be the political economy of climate change.

(2012) Keynote Cees Midden at ICP 2012

Cees Midden will give a keynote speech at the 2012 International Congress of Psychology (ICP) in Cape Town on the topic of Persuasive Technology.

(2012) Mini-workshop on the Product Characteristics approach in innovation studies

Koen Frenken organises a mini-workshop on the product characteristics approach in innovation studies with presentations by Paolo Saviotti, Wybo Houkes and Adrien Querbes. It will take place in the IPO building on Tuesday 9 October in the afternoon.

(2012) Values and Norms in Modeling (VaNiM) 2012 Conference

On June 25th and 26th the group of Philosophy of Technology will host the 2012 VaNiM conference. The program can be found here.

(2012)  Evolutionary Modelling reading group

A reading group on Evolutionary Modelling started in January 2012.  It will continue after the summer break. For more information contact Koen Frenken.  Topics and place will be announced through the regular weekly Ecis email.

(2011)  Mini-workshop Evolutionary Economics with Luigi Marengo and Isabel Almudi

Luigi Marengo (Sant'Anna, Pisa) and Isabel Almudi (Univ Zaragoza) will give a seminar on Monday 12 December 2011. Time: 15h30-17h30, Place: IPO 0.11.

(2011)  Workshop on Persuasive Technology for Health and Wellness

Ecis organises a workshop on Persuasive Technology for Health and Wellness on November 28-29, 2011. Programme can be found here. If you wish to participate, please send an email to Felicitas Kraemer f [dot] kraemer [at] tue [dot] nl

(2011)  TU/e appoints Rosalind Williams as distinguished professor

The Eindhoven University of Technology has appointed Professor Rosalind Williams as distinguished professor for a period of three years. Professor Williams holds the chair of History of Science and Technology at MIT. Within Ecis, she will participate in the research program `Modern Societies in Transition´, led by Johan Schot.

(2011)  Paolo Saviotti guest professor at Ecis

Professor Paolo Saviotti has accepted a guest professorship at Ecis from 2012 to 2014. Professor Saviotti has published extensively on technical change from an evolutionary perspective. Within Ecis, he is appointed to will participate in the research program `Technology Flows, Knowledge Economy & Economic Performance´, led by Koen Frenken.

(2011)  ECIS receives high scores in research assessment

ECIS research programmes have received high scores in the latest research assessment exercise by the QANU, with an average score of 4.37 on a scale between 1 to 5. See the full report here.