The areas of EIIR research concentrate on the economic, technological, organizational and institutional dynamics that underpin processes of innovation and sustainable development in both the private and public sectors across diverse institutional contexts.

They are organized around the following lines:

  • Socio-economic dynamics and organizational structures of innovation and sustainable development
  • National, regional, and corporate strategies and systems of innovation and sustainable development
  • Technology transfer, diffusion and regulation in networked systems of innovation
  • Intellectual capital management and learning networks
  • Energy and environmental technologies and their impact as drivers of innovation
  • Education and skills relevant to innovation and sustainable development
  • Law and regulation of intellectual property rights in networked environments
  • Policy and governance structures of innovation and sustainable development systems
  • Forecasting and design of policy and governance models of innovation and sustainable development strategies
  • Simulation models for corporate and government innovation and sustainable development policy support