Content with the tag: I+D
“More must be done to ensure that the investment that we are making in research is really delivering what we need”
How should the social impact of research be measured? James Wilsdon, professor at the University of Sheffield, talks to us about the need for “responsible metrics”.
Elderly people (65-74 years) and new technologies
Over the course of the last decade, the number of elderly people who make use of new technologies has not ceased to grow. By 2017, some 28% were sending messages via electronic means.
«If we are capable of living healthily, living more years does not mean more dependency»
María Blasco, director of Spain's National Centre for Oncological Research, shares with the Social Observatory of "la Caixa" her view on how to extend healthy life years and the possible consequences in society.
“You must not measure everybody using the same set of criteria”
Paul Wouters, director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at the University of Leiden, talks with the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” about new tendencies in research evaluation.
The State and the Innovation Effort
From an economic viewpoint, innovation is considered to be an engine of growth because of its capacity to generate wealth and employment, a focus that has gained prominence since the start of the financial crisis in 2008. This review by the “la Caixa” Social Observatory comments on two books that analyse this issue from very different perspectives.
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