Colloque annuel de l’IFRIS 2018 & Assemblée Générale

Chers collègues, nous avons le plaisir de vous convier à la prochaine Assemblée Générale de l’IFRIS qui se tiendra
le 18 Janvier 2018 de 11h00 à 17h30
Lieu :  Salle des thèses au 45 rue des Saints-Pères
Stations : Rue du Bac (Ligne 12) – Saints-Germain-des-Prés (Ligne 4) – Mabillion (Ligne 10)
Si vous souhaitez y participer, notez que l’inscription est gratuite mais obligatoire.
Merci donc de signaler votre présence auprès de LYNDA SILVA le 16 janvier au plus tard ou en cliquant sur le lien en bas de ce mail.

11H30-13H00 : Assemblée Générale

13H00-14h00 : Pause Déjeuner

14h30-15h : Tour de tables des nouveaux post-doc
  • BELTRAME Tiziana – Temporalities at work. Innovation and Care in Cultural Heritage Conservation (CAK)
  • BRUNIER Sylvain  – Governing agriculture from the sky. How remote sensing reshaped the Common Agricultural Policy since 1992  (LISIS)
  • KOTRAS Baptiste – Data, All Data, Nothing but Data. Taming Consumer Digital Traces and Building New Regimes of Market Quantification (LISIS)
  • MEULEMANS Germain– Urban pedogeneses: the emergence of soil construction as mode of research, reclaiming practice, and commodification.  (CAK)
  • NERON Adeline – United Colours of Bioethics. Strategies and Circulations in the Implementation of Bioethics in Sub-Saharan Africa, (CEPED)
  • RIKAP Cecilia – Opening the black box of polarization processes in the global south: the cases of the University of Buenos Aires and  the National University of Singapore. (CEPED)
15h-16h : Présentation des post-docs – « Technologies Scientifiques »
  • Présentation de Luis Felipe Rosado Murillo – Assembling ‘Open Hardware’ at CERN (LISE)
  • Présentation de Gemma Cirac Claveras  – The weather privateers. Meteorology and commercial satellite data (LATTS)

16h-16h30 : Pause16h30-17h30 : Présentation des post-docs – « Santé & Genre »

  • Présentation de Olivia Fiorilli – “Policing the social body: medicine and the administration of légal gender récognition in France and Italy, an historical perspective » (CERMES3)
  • Présentation de Helena Prado – The tip of the iceberg. Zika epidemic and microcephaly risk: Global health emergency VS biopolitics and social inequalities regarding perinatal care in Brazil (CEPED)
N’hésitez pas et inscrivez-vous dès à présent !
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Call for Applications – EU-SPRI Winter School on Geography of Innovation

Call for Applications
EU-SPRI Winter School on Geography of Innovation

The EU-SPRI Winter School is targeted at state-of-the art training for PhD candidates and is organized by CIRCLE/Lund University from March 5-9, 2018.

Abstract: Regional competitiveness and regional inequalities are major themes in the policy debate and often presented as two sides of a coin. Knowledge-based activities and innovation drive the economy in core areas, while the periphery lags behind. This dichotomy ignores the variegated nature of innovation and the linkages between places, the core and periphery, the north and the south. The EU-SPRI Winter School in Lund on Geography of Innovation will provide a more nuanced picture. This will help school participants to study innovation in different geographic contexts, recognize the linkages between local and global innovation processes, understand how innovation contributes to structural change, and comprehend policy implications.

Speakers CIRCLE/Lund University: Martin Andersson, Charles Edquist, Olof Ejermo, Lea Fünfschilling, Markus Grillitsch, Karl-Johan Lundquist, Magnus Nilsson, Josephine Rekers, Torben Schubert.

Guest Speakers: Sandra Hannig (OECD), Dän Kärreman (Copenhagen Business School), Jonathan Potter (OECD), Richard Shearmur (McGill School of Urban Planning), Markku Sotarauta (School of Management at University of Tampere).

Maximum Participants: 30

Applications should be sent to until latest January 15, 2018.

For more information on the program, please contact or

4S Sydney 2018 – Call for Submissions

4S Sydney 2018
Call for Submissions

Closes February 1st 2018

We are excited to announce that 4sSydney is now open for submissions:

On this website you will find information about submitting a closed panels and single papers, a paper to an open panel, a Making and Doing session; and an exciting new addition to the 4S program, the STS Across Borders Exhibit.
Our theme – TRANSnational STS – encourages presentations, panels, and other events that deepen and extend the transnational character of the Society itself, while engaging issues invoked by both the TRANS prefix (across, beyond, to change thoroughly), and by the problematic and evolving status of ‘nations’ in processes of global ordering.

Over one hundred open panels have been accepted from scholars on every continent and covering every major STS theme. Please consider contributing to what is certain to be a rich and diverse regional conference – by submitting, by adding to our collection of translations of the conference (currently 18 languages) or by contributing to the bloghighlighting our two plenary themes, Indigenous STS and Querying STS Geneaologies.
Please share this call to your networks far and wide, email us with any questions, and follow us on twitter or join our mailing list for updates.
Emma Kowal and Matt Kearnes, Program Chairs

Comment financer ses recherches à l’IFRIS ? Consulter le Vademecum de l’IFRIS

Voici le Vademecum de l’IFRIS.

Vous y trouverez un certain nombre d’informations concernant les possibilités de financement des recherches par l’IFRIS:

N’hésitez pas à  diffuser ce document au sein de vos labos.

Télécharger: Vademecum de l’IFRIS

Nouvelle page Linkedin !

Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer l’édition d’une page Linkedin pour l’IFRIS.

En plus de servir de trait d’union pour l’ensemble des membres présents sur le réseau social, cette page nous permettra d’étendre un peu plus notre influence et notre notoriété au sein du monde de la recherche.

Actualités, Articles, et Événements seront plus facilement et plus largement diffusés grâce à ce canal.

N’hésitez donc pas dès à présent à vous inscrire sur le lien de la page : Linkedin


[Publication] Special Issue of Minerva on « Expertise, Regulatory Science and the Evaluation of Technology and Risk » edited by David Demortain

Regulating technologies, innovations and risks is an activity that, as much as scientific research needs proofs and evidence. It is the site of development of a distinct kind of science, regulatory science. This special issue addresses the question of the standards of knowledge governing how we test, assess and monitor technologies and their effects. This topic is relevant and timely in the light of problematics of regulation of innovation, regulatory failure and capture. Given the enormous decisions and stakes regulatory science commends, it becomes crucial to ask where its standards come from and gain credibility, but also what valuations of technology and appreciations of their risks or benefits do they embed, and who controls them? This special issue contains four papers that look at the construction of regulatory science or, in the terminology adopted here, the authorization and standardization of regulatory knowledge, particularly the role of networks of scientific experts therein.

Link here :

2018 Call for IFRIS post-doctoral positions

Seven (7) post-doctoral positions are available at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Society.

IFRIS welcomes science, technology and society scholars in all social science disciplines: history, sociology, political sciences, anthropology, economics, management sciences or law.

STS is understood in a broad sense of issues related to the production and use of science and technologies in societies. The post-doc candidates should propose original research projects on specific issues that relate to public health, biomedicine, agricultural sciences, food security, climate change, biodiversity, environmental questions, ICT, “big data” and internet, historical and social construction of technologies, risk and regulation, development and research policies, global distribution of knowledge, intellectual and property rights and global commons, circulation of knowledge, construction of public research policies, multilevel governance of science and technology, knowledge and local development, regimes of regulations and production of sciences and innovation in society.

See the list of projects funded by IFRIS to date for your information.

Selected candidates will be attached to one of the following IFRIS research units (name and acronym are followed by the scientific organisation to which the unit is attached). See the website links for more details on these units.

Candidates do not need to have previous knowledge of these research groups.Nonetheless, it might be useful for them to consult their websites or take contacts that might help them designing their research project. Contacts can be made through the IFRIS Secretariatrust[at]

Selected candidates are eligible for a 24-month contract, under the French standard in relation to salary and work status. Contracts will start as soon as possible after selection, according to candidates’ previous obligations and engagements, and on January 1st, 2019 at the latest.


To be eligible, post-doc candidates should hold a Ph.D. or doctoral degree as on the date of December 15th, 2018 at the latest and should have already fulfilled all the obligations for the acquisition of their Ph.D. or doctoral degree.

In case the candidate do not have their degree by the date of this submission, he/she should present a reference letter from their doctoral supervisor certifying that he/she will hold his/her Ph.D. or doctoral degree as on the date of December 15th, 2018 at the latest.

If an applicant is selected but does not meet the deadline – December 15th – to obtain his/her PhD, he/she will loose the benefit of his/her selection.

Candidates cannot apply for a post-doc position within a research group where they have prepared their doctoral research work.


Candidates should fill out the online form by clicking on the following link and send their research proposals by February 5th, 2018, consisting of:

  • A cover letter written by the candidate to indicate the way she/he believes her/ his project contributes to IFRIS research agenda. The candidate should indicate her/his former relations to IFRIS research units, in case they exist. Candidates are not requested to indicate in which IFRIS research unit they would like to be hosted, but nevertheless can do so.
  • A one page Curriculum Vitae. The Vitae should indicate diplomas, trajectory, places and institutions where the candidate has worked and studied. Previous post-docs should be indicated in case there has been any.
  • A research project (no more than 8 pages). The project should be written in English, including a plan of activities for the whole 24-month period and a tentative budget. The project should clearly state its objective, methodology, theoretical position, type and mode of collection of empirical material, research strategy, and expected outcomes. It should also indicate the type of expected production out of this period of time (workshops, book, articles, or any other envisioned material).
  • A complete list of publications.
  • In case the candidate do not have their degree by the date of this submission, he/she should present a reference letter from their doctoral supervisor certifying that he/she will hold his/her Ph.D. or doctoral degree as on the date of December 15th, 2018 at the latest. For the French candidates, their viva report is also required (“rapport de soutenance”).

Selection criteria

  • Quality of the research project
  • Relevance in relation to IFRIS agenda
  • Potential of the topic to favour the integration of the candidate to the hosting research group
  • Quality of the candidate’s academic and research trajectory

The application will be sent in one single file, pdf format, and should be saved under the following name:
Name_appelpostdoc_IFRIS.pdf (where “name” is the last name of the candidate)

To IFRIS Secretariat: rust[at]


Useful dates

Deadline: February 5th, 2018

– November 7th, 2017: Launch of the call

– February 5th, 2018: Receipt of proposals

– May 30th, 2018: Acceptance decision sent to the candidates


Assemblée générale de l’IFRIS

La prochaine Assemblée Générale de l’IFRIS se tiendra le 18 janvier 2018, de 11h00 à 17h30 à Paris.

Cette journée sera consacrée à la présentation des travaux des post-doctorants soutenus par l’IFRIS et à une discussion sur les orientations scientifiques du LabEx SITES.

Le lieu exact ainsi que le programme détaillé vous seront précisés ultérieurement.

Announcement and Call for Papers – EU-SPRI Early Career Researcher Conference (ECC) Milan, Italy November 23rd – 24th, 2017

Announcement and Call for Papers

EU-SPRI Early Career Researcher Conference (ECC) Milan, Italy

November 23rd – 24th, 2017

How to Foster Innovative Entrepreneurship? Trends, Challenges, and Policy Implications



Scholars and policy makers have devoted growing attention to innovative entrepreneurship, i.e. the development of new products/services or new methods to produce/deliver existing goods at a lower cost (Baumol et al., 2007). Academics have centered their investigation on the entrepreneur? and firm?level characteristics that facilitate the identification and exploitation of innovative business ideas (Zahra and Wright, 2011; Autio et al., 2014), whereas policy circles (e.g., OECD, European Commission) have focused on the role of innovative entrepreneurship in favoring new jobs creation and economic growth.

Despite these efforts, there is still a rather poor understanding of innovative entrepreneurship along several dimensions. First, the definition of innovative entrepreneurship is still quite fuzzy (Low & Isserman, 2015). Second, extant literature lacks widely accepted measures of innovative entrepreneurship. As a consequence, current works provide incoherent figures on the size of the phenomenon: the share of innovative ventures on the overall number of new venture ranges from less than 10% to about 50%, depending on the measure used. Finally, there is a compelling need for research about the determinants, the outcomes, and the economic impact of innovative entrepreneurial ventures.

Moving from these premises, the idea and scope of this two?days conference is to bring together the ongoing research and policy debate on innovative entrepreneurship. Discussions will provide an overview of the trends, challenges, and policy implications with the aim of improving our understanding of this complex phenomenon. Paper presentations will be enriched by keynote speeches of leading scholars in the field.

Some broad topics that might be addressed in papers submitted to the conference include:

  • Identification and exploitation of innovative business opportunities
  • The role of technology in the creation of innovative entrepreneurial ventures
  • The role of knowledge and human capital in fostering innovative entrepreneurship
  • The sources of finance for innovative ventures
  • The organization of innovative entrepreneurship
  • Behavioral aspects of innovative entrepreneurship
  • The role of universities to stimulate the creation and development of innovative entrepreneurship
  • Multi-level policies to promote innovative entrepreneurship
  • Innovative entrepreneurship driven by societal challenges


Organizing Committee

Vincenzo Butticé (Politecnico di Milano)

Massimiliano Guerini (Politecnico di Milano)

Christian Manfred Lechner (Libera Università di Bolzano)

Evila Piva (Politecnico di Milano)

Paola Rovelli (Politecnico di Milano)


Keynote Speaker: David Hsu (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

David Hsu is the Richard A. Sapp Professor and a Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Stanford University with undergraduate majors in economics and political science. He received his master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University, followed by his Ph.D. in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Hsu’s research interests are in entrepreneurial innovation and management.

Within that domain, he has investigated topics such as intellectual property management, start-up innovation, technology commercialization strategy, and venture capital. His research has appeared in leading journals such as Management Science, Journal of Finance, Strategic Management Journal, and Research Policy. He is past department and associate editor of Management Science, and current associate editor of the Strategic Management Journal. In 2008, Hsu was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Fellowship.


Target audience

The conference aims at involving a selected group of scholars. The participation from scholars at the Assistant Professor level, at the post?doc level, or at early stages of their career is particularly encouraged. PhD candidates at the final stage of their dissertation are also encouraged to attend.


Submissions and selection

Participants are invited to submit a full paper or an extended abstract and their CV. Full papers should be no longer than 30 pages, including figures and tables. Extended abstracts should be no longer than 3,000 words and clearly specify the objective of the study, its approach and results. The CV should indicate the PhD dissertation topic for PhD students and the main research projects for research assistants and post?doctoral researchers. Full papers/extended abstracts and CVs should be submitted by email to the following address as PDF files.

Participants will be selected basing upon the quality of the submitted paper/extended abstract, the coherence with the conference theme, and their CV. Once acceptance will be notified, participants should confirm their participation and send the final version of their full paper.


Main deadlines

Deadline for full papers/extended abstracts submission                    

September 3rd, 2017


Notification of acceptance                                                                                                                  

September 29th, 2017


Deadline for sending full papers and registration (including the payment of the fee)         

October 31st, 2017



November 23rd – 24th, 2017


Conference venue

Politecnico di Milano, Department of Management, Economics, and Industrial Engineering

Via Lambruschini 4/b, 20156, Milano (Italy).


Conference fee

EU-SPRI members: the conference is free of charge. The organization will cover accommodation for two nights, lunches, conference material and the conference dinner. Accommodation for early career delegates will be provided close to the conference venue in the university accommodation.

Non EU-SPRI members: the conference fee is 200 € (includes conference material and lunches; conference dinner not included). Participants from outside EU-SPRI forum are advised to book their accommodation in Milan.

For information regarding conference registration and payment and any other questions, please contact the conference organizers: entrepreneurship?workshop?

Colloque International – Gouverner par la prédiction ? Modèles, données et algorithmes dans et pour l’action publique


Gouverner par la prédiction ? Modèles, données et algorithmes dans et pour l’action publique

Annonce de colloque international

11-13 Septembre 2017
Paris Musée des arts et Métiers


L’action publique est traversée par des intentions  d’anticiper  les situations futures,  pour mieux définir  les décisions à prendre au présent. Face à l’incertitude et aux risques, elle reprend à son compte la pratique scientifique qui consiste à calculer et modéliser ces situations pour mieux anticiper, sinon les prédire. Que le futur  soit objet de connaissance et d’action n’est pourtant pas chose nouvelle. Quelle est la caractéristique du rapport politique contemporain  aux futurs ? Qui prédit, comment et avec quels effets sur les politiques conduites, les controverses qui les entourent, les rapports de pouvoir ?

Comment les différentes pratiques de computation et de prédiction, des modèles computationnels  au traitement algorithmique des données, s’institutionnalisent-elles, ou en viennent  à être contestées, et changent ?


Ce colloque international conclut le projet INNOX finance par l’Agence Nationale de la Recherche. Il aura lieu au Musée des Arts et Métiers, du 11 au 13 septembre  2017.


Plusieurs conférences plénières seront offertes par :

Claudia Aradau (King’s College London)

Paul Edwards (Stanford University and University of Michigan)

Steve Hilgartner (Cornell University)


Des contributions sur la modélisation et la prédiction en matière sanitaire, environnementale, énergétique, climatique, agricole, seront présentées par :

Stefan Aykut (Hamburg University)

Silke Beck (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research)

Bilel Benbouzid (UPEM, LISIS) Henri Boullier (IFRIS, CERMES3)  DominiqueCardon (Sciences Po., Medialab) ChristopheCassen (CIRED)

Béatrice Cointe (CIRED) François Dedieu (INRA,  LISIS) David Demortain (INRA,  LISIS) Bruno Dorin (CIRED)

Céline Granjou (IRSTEA)

David Guéranger (Ponts Paris Tech, LATTS)

Pierre-Benoit  Joly (INRA, LISIS)

Francis Lee (Uppsala University)

Adrian Mackenzie (Lancaster University) Martin Mahony (Nottingham University) Grégoire Mallard (IHEID)

Alain Nadai (CIRED)

Sylvain Parasie (UPEM, LISIS)

Dirk Scheer (Karlsruhe Institute  of Technology)